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Dr Audrey Laing


Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages. (2020)
Journal Article
LAING, A. 2020. Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages. Publishing research quarterly [online], 36(4), pages 585-600. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-020-09759-5

This project explores the business practices and cultural place of independent bookshops in Scotland. The research examines the connections that independent bookshops have with their various stakeholders, and investigates the support and policy chang... Read More about Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages..

The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? (2019)
Journal Article
BREMNER, P.A.M. and LAING, A. 2019. The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities? Journal of learning development in higher education [online], 16: special issue of articles from the 2019 Association for Learning Development in Higher Education conference (ALDINHE 2019), 15-17 April 2019, Exeter, UK, article 535. Available from: https://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/535

Upskilling moves quickly in today’s ‘disrupted’ workplace, and skill sets need to change to meet the needs of the digital economy (Gray, 2016), sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Using a mixed methods approach and drawin... Read More about The disrupted workplace: are the digital and group skills needs of employers being addressed by universities?.

Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. (2017)
Journal Article
LAING, A. 2017. Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. Publishing research quarterly [online], 33(3), pages 254-267. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9524-5

This article offers an analysis of the impact of professional social-media engagement upon authors. Authors primarily use Facebook, Twitter and there is growing use of Pinterest. Authors use social-media platforms primarily for marketing, publicity a... Read More about Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community..

The case for a risk-assessed approach to organizational records management in the oil and gas sector. (2014)
Journal Article
MUIR, L., COUSINS, F. and LAING, A., 2014. The case for a risk-assessed approach to organizational records management in the oil and gas sector. Information research [online], 19(4). Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/paper647.html

Introduction. Processes and practices for information management service delivery, including retention, retrieval and disposal of documents and records, are not easily quantified for benchmarking and performance improvement. Method. A mainly qualitat... Read More about The case for a risk-assessed approach to organizational records management in the oil and gas sector..

The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. (2013)
Journal Article
ROYLE, J. and LAING, A. 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International journal of information management [online], 34(2), pages 65-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2013.11.008

Scholarly literature suggests digital marketing skills gaps in industry, but these skills gaps are not clearly identified. The research aims to specify any digital marketing skills gaps encountered by professionals working in communication industries... Read More about The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries..

Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. (2013)
Journal Article
LAING, A. and ROYLE, J. 2013. Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. Publishing research quarterly [online], 29(2), pages 110-127. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-013-9318-3

Based upon empirical research, and using a range of methods, this paper examines the behaviour and experiences of consumers in online bookselling settings and offers comparison between online and offline (traditional) bookselling. The research finds... Read More about Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns..

How green is children's television? (2013)
Journal Article
OATES, C. J., MCDONALD, S., BLADES, M. and LAING, A. 2013. How green is children's television? Social business [online], 3(1), pages 37-45. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440813X13645551140991

Purpose To meet stated waste reduction goals, the UK government via Defra (Department for environment, farming and rural affairs) is attempting to reduce household mainstream waste. One approach is to encourage children in environmentally-friendly be... Read More about How green is children's television?.

The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry: a viewpoint. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R., LAING, A. and MCELWEE, G. 2013. The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry: a viewpoint. International journal of agricultural management [online], 2(4), pages 185-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5836/ijam/2013-04-01

In this viewpoint article we seek to make the farming community aware of the increasing presence of organised criminals and crime within the farming community. In the past decade there has been a discernible rise in the level of organized criminality... Read More about The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry: a viewpoint..

Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'. (2013)
Journal Article
LAING, A. and ROYLE, J. 2013. Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'. International journal of retail and distribution management [online], 41(1), pages 27-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/09590551311288157

Purpose: This research theoretically conceptualises the notion of "third place" within the setting of chain bookshops. The widespread adoption of coffee franchises and comfortable seating has developed the bookshop as a leisurely setting. Underpinnin... Read More about Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'..