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The sociology of terrorism: peoples, places and processes. (2011)
Book
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. The sociology of terrorism: peoples, places and processes. Abingdon: Routledge [online]. Available from: https://www.routledge.c...ns/p/book/9780415572668

This is the first terrorism textbook based on sociological research. It adopts an innovative framework that draws together historical and modern, local and global, and social processes for a range of individuals, groups and societies. Individual beha... Read More about The sociology of terrorism: peoples, places and processes..

A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. (2011)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., STEWART, A., AGOURIS, I., KEOGH, J.W.L. and LLOYD, R. 2011. A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 25(7), pages 2000-2009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e73f87

The purpose of the investigation was to compare the kinematics and kinetics of the deadlift performed with two distinct barbells across a range of submaximal loads. Nineteen male powerlifters performed the deadlift with a conventional straight barbel... Read More about A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads..

Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. (2011)
Journal Article
LAING, R. and SCOTT, J. 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International journal of heritage studies [online], 17(5), pages 478-496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2011.583669

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings which were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials transported from their h... Read More about Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia..

From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
MUSAU, F. and DEVECI, G. 2011. From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. In Bodart, M. and Evrard, A. (eds.) Architecture and sustainable development: proceedings of the 27th International conference on passive and low energy architecture (PLEA2011), 13-15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain [online], volume 2, pages 261-266. Available from: http://www.plea2011.be/

This paper investigates the challenges of achieving affordable low carbon housing in the context of the Scottish, UK, and Passivhaus Standards. It also investigates the potential for bridging the gaps between set targets and what is happening in real... Read More about From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing..

Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. (2011)
Thesis
TONNA, A.P. 2011. Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic review of peer-reviewed published l... Read More about Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials..

The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy. (2011)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. 2011. The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy. Comparative European politics [onine], 9(3), pages 317-343. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/cep.2010.18

The EUs dependence upon exchanges with organised civil society as a proxy for popular participation makes its procedures for participatory governance critical for input legitimacy. The most recent of these is the European Transparency Initiative. The... Read More about The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy..

Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. (2011)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R., DEL MAR BENAVIDES-ESPINOSA, M. and MOHEDANO-SUANES, A. 2011. Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. Services industries journal [online], 31(12), pages 2019-2032. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2011.558573

Innovation determines a firms competitiveness and survival and a joint venture is a fast and effective way to acquire the missing knowledge that partners require to innovate. But knowing how to cooperate can be a determining factor in achieving the s... Read More about Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture..

Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions. (2011)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. 2011. Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions. Journal of European integration [online], 33(4), pages 437-451. Available: https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2011.579749

The absence of a formal place in representative democracy at EU level casts sub-national authorities more as actors of EU participatory democracy. Where they have specific interests to pursue their Brussels offices act in the same way as ˜lobbyists,... Read More about Actors of the common interest? The Brussels offices of the regions..

Plan recommendation for well engineering. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
THOMSON, R., MASSIE, S., CRAW, S., AHRIZ, H. and MILLS, I. 2011. Plan recommendation for well engineering. In Mehrotra, K.G., Mohan, C.K., Oh, J.C., Varshney, P.K. and Ali, M. (eds.) Modern approaches in applied intelligence: proceedings of the 24th International conference on industrial, engineering and other applications of applied intelligent systems (IEA/AIE 2011), 28 June - 1 July 2011, Syracuse, USA. Lecture notes in computer science, 6704. Berlin: Springer [online], part II, pages 436-445. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21827-9_45

Good project planning provides the basis for successful offshore well drilling projects. In this domain, planning occurs in two phases: an onshore phase develops a project plan; and an offshore phase implements the plan and tracks progress. The Perfo... Read More about Plan recommendation for well engineering..

Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. (2011)
Journal Article
SCHAFER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2011. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. Economic modelling [online], 28(5), pages 2174-2180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010

We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and the 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.... Read More about Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany..

CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? (2011)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. International journal of sociology and anthropology [online], 3(6), pages 159-162. Available from: http://www.academicjour...le-abstract/67C611F2245

In this paper the impact of oil and gas companies in Nigeria is explored under the umbrella concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At one level there is acknowledgement of greater emphasis on socially responsible policies. Nevertheless the... Read More about CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return?.

The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
Thesis
SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..

Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. (2011)
Thesis
STEWART, D. 2011. Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable. Robert Gordon University, DEng thesis.

There are anticipated to be substantial global deposits of land and seabed methane gas hydrates. The volume of methane gas trapped in these methane gas hydrates is calculated to be at least twice the volume of current global reserves of oil & gas as... Read More about Well engineering concepts to make methane gas hydrate exploitation affordable..

The role of storyboards and scrapbooks in propagating entrepreneurial value in family business settings. (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2011. The role of storyboards and scrapbooks in propagating entrepreneurial value in family business settings. World review of entrepreneurship, management and sustainable development [online], 7(3), pages 260-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/WREMSD.2011.040808

The concepts of entrepreneurial narrative and biography are an emerging field of entrepreneurship research, but there is more to entrepreneurial narrative and biography than written words. Consequentially, this research paper considers the use of scr... Read More about The role of storyboards and scrapbooks in propagating entrepreneurial value in family business settings..

The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. (2011)
Thesis
MORSE, A.T. 2011. The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis outlines the use of a new design of Tidal Energy Conversion device which has application in near shore shallow water. The design is applicable for use by coastal communities, either to generate revenue through power sales or just a stand... Read More about The transfer of oil and gas technology skills to the conceptual design and development of a novel low cost modular Tidal Energy Conversion deployment system..

Motivating all our students? (2011)
Conference Proceeding
CARTER, J., BOUVIER, D., CARDELL-OLIVER, R., HAMILTON, M., KURKOVSKY, S., MARKHAM, S., MCCLUNG, O.W., MCDERMOTT, R., RIEDESEL, C., SHI, J. and WHITE, S. 2011. Motivating all our students? In Proceedings of the 16th Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference: working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '11), 27-29 June 2011, Darmstadt, Germany. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078858

Academics expend a large amount of time and effort to sustain and enhance the motivation of undergraduate students. Typically based on a desire to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, approaches are based on an understanding that st... Read More about Motivating all our students?.

Does Scotland 'like' this? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2011. Does Scotland 'like' this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Presented at the 3rd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2011), 20-23 June 2011, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper reported the main results of a study that examined the use of social media by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland during the five weeks preceding the 2010 UK General Election. The paper presented the key find... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this?.

Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency. (2011)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2011. Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency. In Charles, A. and Stewart, G. (eds.) The end of journalism: news in the twenty-first century. Bern: Peter Lang [online], pages 193-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0150-2

If there is one realm of public life in which the provincial press has long justified the mantle 'fourth estate', it is in fulfilling its time-honoured role as principal scrutinizer (and critic) of local government. For generations, regional newspape... Read More about Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency..

Improving representativeness in online surveys using a combined internet/postal approach: evidence from a UK-wide survey of consumers. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
ATOROUGH, P., DONALDSON, B. and HARRIS, A. 2011. Improving representativeness in online surveys using a combined internet/postal approach: evidence from a UK-wide survey of consumers. Presented at the 2011 Summer conference on advances in business-related scientific research (ABSRC Venice 2011), 1-3 June 2011, Venice, Italy.

The Internet is fast gaining popularity as a medium for undertaking various forms of research, particularly research of a quantitative and survey nature. While the benefits of undertaking such research are numerous and have been recognised in many em... Read More about Improving representativeness in online surveys using a combined internet/postal approach: evidence from a UK-wide survey of consumers..