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Uk small firms and their response to environmental pressures

Professor Robert Blackburn | Sociology | 01 January 2003

This research explores the environmental behaviour of business by investigating small firm responses to growing environmental pressures from markets and state regulations. The relevance of ‘ecological modernisation’ (em) theory as an analytical frame ...

Lone parents and paid work: case-studies from rural england

Professor Lindsey Hughes | Human Geography | 26 February 2002

This research will focus on the complex relationships between lone parenthood and paid employment in rural england. In particular, it will explore lone parents attitudes to, decisions about and experiences of labour market participation in case-study ...

Economic culture and local governance

Professor Maureen Mackintosh | Economics | 01 April 1994

Application abstract: there is a wide spread debate about the impact of quasi-markets and public-private partnerships on the behaviour of public sector organisations. This research seeks to contribute to the research effort on that topic by investig ...

Rhetoric and the public understanding of science

Dr Locke | Statistics Computing and Methodology | 07 September 1998

The aims of the project are: a) to provide a literature review of research concerned with the rhetoric of science, with a view to determining what may be learned from this about the public understanding of science, with particular attention paid to t ...

Agricultural policy adjustment: responses by large scale farm businesses

Professor Nigel Walford | Human Geography | 01 July 1998

During the post world war ii era agriculture was initially protected from planning controls and stimulated by financial incentives. Since the 1980s, farmers have been encouraged to consider alternatives to traditional outputs and to adopt less enviro ...

Intellectual property and the small and medium enterprise (sme)

Professor Robert Blackburn | Management and Business Studies | 01 April 1996

Research aims: i) identify the problems and management of intellectual property in the sme, ii) investigate the extent to which small business owners place perceived value on the intellectual property assets of their business, ...

New brands and line extensions: factors affecting purchase

Prof East | Management and Business Studies | 01 December 1995

Application abstract: new product development is an expensive process. The failure rate of new products is high and manufacturers have adopted various strategies to raise success. The most popular strategy is to launch the product as a line extension ...

Innovation and change in the non union firm

Dr Mcloughlin | Management and Business Studies | 01 January 1989

Aims and methods (as at end of award) : to investigate the nature of human resource/employee relations policies and practices in non-union environments and to establish their implications for technical innovation and organisational change. This was e ...

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