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Waste management policies for industrial symbiosis development: case studies in European countries. (2010)
Journal Article
COSTA, I., MASSARD, G. and AGARWAL, A. 2010. Waste management policies for industrial symbiosis development: case studies in European countries. Journal of cleaner production [online], 18(8), pages 815-822. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.12.019

Industrial symbiosis (IS) emerged as a self-organizing business strategy among firms that are willing to cooperate to improve their economic and environmental performance. The adoption of such cooperative strategies relates to increasing costs of was... Read More about Waste management policies for industrial symbiosis development: case studies in European countries..

Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. (2010)
Thesis
OTITOJU, A. 2010. Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide energy policies are built on three pillars: ˜cost competitiveness, ˜security of energy supply, and ˜environmental responsibility. This has brought about the integration of renewable energy sources into national systems with the deployment o... Read More about Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states..

Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. (2010)
Working Paper
SCHAEFER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2010. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. University of East Anglia applied and financial economics working paper series [online], paper number 009. Available from: https://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html

We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self employment on receipt of a financial windfall. A th... Read More about Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany..

CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility. (2010)
Thesis
RUSSELL, E.O. 2010. CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increasing commercial and social pressure for business leaders to act in a socially responsible manner is undermined by the lack of standards in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) legislation, auditing, indexing, and reporting. Moreover, CSR r... Read More about CEO and CSR: business leaders and corporate social responsibility..

Hybrid algorithms for distributed constraint satisfaction. (2010)
Thesis
LEE, D.A.J. 2010. Hybrid algorithms for distributed constraint satisfaction.. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem (DisCSP) is a CSP which is divided into several inter-related complex local problems, each assigned to a different agent. Thus, each agent has knowledge of the variables and corresponding domains of its l... Read More about Hybrid algorithms for distributed constraint satisfaction..

The use of novel poly(allylamine) based amphiphilic polymers for drug delivery. (2010)
Thesis
HOSKINS, C. 2010. The use of novel poly(allylamine) based amphiphilic polymers for drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Fourteen novel comb shaped amphiphilic polymers were successfully synthesised to determine the effect of polymer architecture on the potential of these amphiphilic polymers for hydrophobic drug delivery. Polyallylamine (PAA) was grafted with four dif... Read More about The use of novel poly(allylamine) based amphiphilic polymers for drug delivery..

Weight loss and cholesterol lowering in the elderly. (2010)
Journal Article
ROLLAND, C. and BROOM, I. 2010. Weight loss and cholesterol lowering in the elderly. GM2: peer-reviewed medicine for the 50+ patient [online], 40(1), pages 27-36. Available from: https://www.gmjournal.c...lowering-in-the-elderly

Weight loss and cholesterol lowering in the elderly remains a controversial issue. Obesity is considered to be problematic as a result of associated dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and mortality. Diet, exercise, medication and laparoscopic gastr... Read More about Weight loss and cholesterol lowering in the elderly..

Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation. (2010)
Thesis
SKENE, K.E. 2010. Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Neointimal formation is a complex process that occurs due to the over compensatory healing response produced by the vessel following injury. Three key events, SMC proliferation, SMC migration and the inflammatory response, occur in unison to drive th... Read More about Studies on the role of the endocannabinoid anandamide, as a possible modulator of events during neointimal formation..

Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education. (2010)
Book Chapter
MCKIE, A. 2010. Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education. In: Milligan, E. and Woodley, E. (eds.) Confessions: confounding narrative and ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, pages 161-180.

In the recent interest expressed in exploring the intricacies between narrative and ethics (Charon 1994; Frank 1995; Downie and Macnaughton 2007), few people have addressed the philosophical issues underpinning this relationship with such depth and o... Read More about Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education..

Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. (2010)
Journal Article
MOUTI, Z., WESTWOOD, K., KAYVANTASH, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2010. Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components. Materials [online], 3(4), pages 2463-2473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3042463

This paper concerns automotive parts located underneath the engine and in particular the engine oil pan. Classically made of stamped steel or cast aluminum, new developments have allowed the manufacture oil pans with polyamide 66 reinforced by 35% we... Read More about Low velocity impact behaviour of glass filled fiber-reinforced thermoplastic engine components..

Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. (2010)
Thesis
BURNETT, S.M. 2010. Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research was to further understanding of the role of knowledge and knowledge-based processes within the process of technological innovation within the UK upstream oil and gas industry. The scope of the research encompassed three group... Read More about Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry..

Mapping neurobiological drivers to entrepreneurial proclivity. (2010)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. 2010. Mapping neurobiological drivers to entrepreneurial proclivity. In Stanton, A.A., Day, M. and Welpe, I.M. (eds.) Neuroeconomics and the firm. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pages 193-216.

This chapter contributes from a theoretical and practical perspective providing an overview of emerging research strands in entrepreneurship and neuroeconomics. This review maps and unites the research in a unified narrative, understandable to econom... Read More about Mapping neurobiological drivers to entrepreneurial proclivity..

SYReLIB: enhancing the global connections of Syria's academic community. (2010)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2010. SYReLIB: enhancing the global connections of Syria's academic community. International information and library review [online], 42(1), pages 34-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iilr.2009.12.001

This is a brief report on a pilot project funded by the European Commission TEMPUS programme concerned with the modernisation of the university libraries in Syria and the enhanced visibility of the research outputs of the Syrian academic community. A... Read More about SYReLIB: enhancing the global connections of Syria's academic community..

Writing and publishing qualitative research: some basic advice for early career scholars. (2010)
Report
SMITH, R. 2010. Writing and publishing qualitative research: some basic advice for early career scholars. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Qualitative writing is increasing within entrepreneurship research circles. However, writing up qualitative research for publication can be a daunting prospect particularly for early career researchers and PhD candidates coming to grips with research... Read More about Writing and publishing qualitative research: some basic advice for early career scholars..

An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities. (2010)
Thesis
TAIT, E.J. 2010. An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Consulting the public in policy making is a statutory obligation for Scottish local authorities but ˜traditional forms of public participation such as public meetings are not considered to be effective for engaging a representative range of citizens.... Read More about An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities..

Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis. (2010)
Thesis
HOLLAND-NORNHA, N. 2010. Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the last twenty years female entrepreneurs have been increasing in numbers in economies of developing and developed nations across the world. But although female entrepreneurship participation rates have increased worldwide, it appears that econ... Read More about Economic and socio cultural experiences of female entrepreneurs in Brazil and the United States: an exploratorial and empirical analysis..

The inner world of medical students: listening to their voices in poetry. (2010)
Journal Article
MCKIE, A. 2010. The inner world of medical students: listening to their voices in poetry. Nursing ethics [online], 17(2), page 275. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09697330100170020705

What themes constitute the experience of undertaking a medical school education? Shapiro, a medical humanities scholar, explores this question through a content analysis of poetry written by American medical students. The result is a fascinating insi... Read More about The inner world of medical students: listening to their voices in poetry..

Rural small businesses in turbulent times: impacts of the economic downturn. (2010)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., OSSEICHUK, E. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2010. Rural small businesses in turbulent times: impacts of the economic downturn. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 11(1), pages 45-56. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5367/000000010790772449

This paper explores differences in behaviour and performance between rural and urban small firms during the economic downturn. The authors had anticipated that the ˜thinness of the rural environment would have had adverse effects. However, their surv... Read More about Rural small businesses in turbulent times: impacts of the economic downturn..

Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. (2010)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. and CAPANNI, N.F. 2010. Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. Artificial intelligence review [online], 33(1-2), pages 123-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10462-009-9149-y

Connectionist models are usually based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing. This is by considering the origins of the intelligence displayed by the single celled organisms known as Pr... Read More about Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm..

The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. (2010)
Journal Article
GRAHAM, D., KISCH, H., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2010. The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. Chemosphere [online], 78(9), pages 1182-1185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.003

Microcystins are one of the primary hepatotoxic cyanotoxins released from cyanobacteria. The presence of these compounds in water has resulted in the death of both humans and domestic and wild animals. Although microcystins are chemically stable tita... Read More about The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts..