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Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Presented at the 5th Biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK (ASLE UK 2008): activism, apocalypse and the avant-garde, 10-13 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, the eminent conceptual and ecological artists, have prophesied environmental crisis and imagined alternative futures since the early 70s. Their work is storytelling for the future. Starting with the questions... Read More about Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. 2008. Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays. Presented at the 2008 Annual conference of the Academy of Marketing (AM2008): reflective marketing in a material world, 8-10 July 2008, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper explores gift giving of toys to children at Christmas and Birthdays and their perception of the gift giver. Three areas are discussed; gift giving, the methodological approach and the results and conclusions. Gift giving is an historical c... Read More about Gift giving to children at Christmas and birthdays..

And they say don't work with children. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. 2008. And they say don't work with children. Presented at the 2008 Annual conference of the Academy of Marketing (AM2008): reflective marketing in a material world, 8-10 July 2008, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper explores the role and method a researcher must consider when using children as research objects. Three areas are discussed; the researchers role, children as research objects and the results and conclusions. Researchers must consider an ap... Read More about And they say don't work with children..

Dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
HU, R., RUGER, S., SONG, D., LIU, H. and HUANG, Z. 2008. Dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE international conference on multimedia and expo (ICME 2008), 23-26 June 2008, Hannover, Germany. New York: IEEE [online], article number 4607697, pages 1365-1368. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2008.4607697

Dissimilarity measurement plays a crucial role in contentbased image retrieval. In this paper, sixteen core dissimilarity measures are introduced and evaluated. We carry out a systematic performance comparison on three image collections, including Co... Read More about Dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval..

Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. (2008)
Journal Article
WEIR, C., WRIGHT, M. and SCHOLES, L. 2008. Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. Applied financial economics [online], 18(10), pages 801-819. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603100701222283

This article extends previous work by testing the financial distress costs hypothesis in the context of the UK, a contract-based distress resolution system, and by considering the role of private equity firms. Using a hand-collected dataset covering... Read More about Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity..

Paintings 07-08. [Exhibition] (2008)
Exhibition / Performance
Paintings 07-08. Exhibition held on 1 June - 31 July 2008, Panter and Hall Gallery, London.

This work was invited by the Panter and Hall Gallery for a solo exhibition, held from June to July 2008.

Cytochrome P450 mRNA profile in human breast cancer cell lines. (2008)
Thesis
WARASIHA, B. 2008. Cytochrome P450 mRNA profile in human breast cancer cell lines. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) are involved in cancer development and treatment due to their roles in the oxidative metabolism of various compounds, both endogenous (e.g. oestrogen) and exogenous (e.g. tamoxifen). Intermediate P450 metabolites deriv... Read More about Cytochrome P450 mRNA profile in human breast cancer cell lines..

An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. (2008)
Thesis
TONER-EDGAR, M. 2008. An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the relationship between textile craft practice and Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning. The nature of craft practice has been described as 'Intelligent Making'. The aims were to investigate the term 'Intelligent Making' and c... Read More about An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'..

Report to Ministers from the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Other Traditional Medicine Systems Practised in the UK. (2008)
Report
GREAT BRITAIN. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 2008. Report to Ministers from the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Other Traditional Medicine Systems Practised in the UK. (Chairman: Professor R. Michael Pittilo). Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

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Auditor-client relationships: an assessment of relationship quality. (2008)
Thesis
BELOUCIF, A. 2008. Auditor-client relationships: an assessment of relationship quality. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Corporate failures and financial scandals are not a phenomenon of the 21st century. In the 1990s, the British economy witnessed the collapse of some well-known companies such as Polly Peck, Sock Shop, Coloroll, BCCI, Maxwell Group, etc. In the US, th... Read More about Auditor-client relationships: an assessment of relationship quality..

Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. (2008)
Journal Article
MCKIE, A., ADAMS, V., GASS, J.P. and MACDUFF, C. 2008. Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. Nurse education in practice [online], 8(3), pages 156-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2007.03.002

This paper draws upon the five-year experience of a group of nursing lecturers involved in planning, delivery and evaluation of a discrete module on the expressive arts within a Bachelor of Nursing course within one Scottish university. In part, this... Read More about Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education..

Knowledge discovery for adaptive negotiation agents in e-marketplaces. (2008)
Journal Article
LAU, R.Y.K., LI, Y., SONG, D. and KWOK, R.C.W. 2008. Knowledge discovery for adaptive negotiation agents in e-marketplaces. Decision support systems [online], 45(2): IT and value creation: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 9th Pacific Asia conference on information systems (PACIS 2005), 7-10 July 2005, Bangkok, Thailand, pages 310-323. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2007.12.018

Intelligent software agents are promising in improving the effectiveness of e-marketplaces for e-commerce. Although a large amount of research has been conducted to develop negotiation protocols and mechanisms for e-marketplaces, existing negotiation... Read More about Knowledge discovery for adaptive negotiation agents in e-marketplaces..

Means-end theory in tourism research. (2008)
Journal Article
MCDONALD. S., THYNE, M. and MCMORLAND, L.-A. 2008. Means-end theory in tourism research. Annals of tourism research [online], 35(2), pages 596-599. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2007.09.006

Means-end theory has been widely used in marketing to identify values-based motivations behind consumption (Reynolds and Olson 2001). It has also been adopted by researchers arguing that it deepens understanding of tourist behavior by linking specifi... Read More about Means-end theory in tourism research..

Event and map content personalisation in a mobile and context-aware environment. (2008)
Thesis
BIERIG, R., 2008. Event and map content personalisation in a mobile and context-aware environment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Effective methods for information access are of the greatest importance for our modern lives “ particularly with respect to handheld devices. Personalisation is one such method which models a users characteristics to deliver content more focused to t... Read More about Event and map content personalisation in a mobile and context-aware environment..

The impact of relationship selling on the sales force control function. (2008)
Thesis
LEMMENS, R. 2008. The impact of relationship selling on the sales force control function. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Sales management control and sales force performance has received substantial attention by researchers in the past decades. Researchers have been investigating the construct of sales control, its antecedents and its consequences on both the individua... Read More about The impact of relationship selling on the sales force control function..

The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. (2008)
Journal Article
SKED, K.M.L. and REID, P.H. 2008. The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. Library history [online], 24(1), pages 48-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/174581608X295284

Examines Scottish library philanthropists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a key period in the development of the public library service. Utilizing the technique of prosopography, which goes beyond recounting basic biographical detail... Read More about The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914..

Towards a belief-revision-based adaptive and context-sensitive information retrieval system. (2008)
Journal Article
LAU, R.Y.K., BRUZA, P. and SONG, D. 2008. Towards a belief-revision-based adaptive and context-sensitive information retrieval system. ACM transactions on information systems [online], 26(2), article number 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1344411.1344414

In an adaptive information retrieval (IR) setting, the information seekers' beliefs about which terms are relevant, or non-relevant, will naturally fluctuate. This article investigates how the theory of belief revision can be used to model adaptive I... Read More about Towards a belief-revision-based adaptive and context-sensitive information retrieval system..