Dundee Business School (DBS) specialises in economics, accounting and finance, business, management, human resource management, and law. The Division of Accounting, Economics and Law researches and consults on national, regional and international economic development issues as they relate to SMEs, including project appraisal and evaluation; economic and environmental issues in energy markets; innovation in renewable energy and computer games; technology transfer and the productivity and growth of national and regional economies; the environmental impact of tourism development; oil and gas accounting and finance; intellectual property, intellectual property and communications technology; employment law and litigation; and criminal law and evidence. The Division of Business and Management offers research and consulting expertise relevant to SMEs including their economic and social environments, sustainable performance and capacity for change and flexibility; and responsible managerial and strategic actions in a world of emerging economies and shrinking natural resources.

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  • Constructivism, constitutionalism and the EU's area of freedom security and justice post-Lisbon 

    O'Neill, Maria (Sweet and Maxwell, 2016-06-30)
    This essay addresses the fundamental conceptual challenges which face the development of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice (AFSJ) in the post-Lisbon Treaty era. It argues that Onuf style constructivism is a valid ...
  • Conceptualising public-private partnerships: a critical appraisal of approaches to meanings and forms 

    Mouraviev, Nikolai; Kakabadse, Nada K. (Emerald, 2016-07-31)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to survey various meanings attached to a public-private partnership (PPP) and related aspects in Western literature, and identify commonalities and differences between them. Additionally, ...
  • Readings in the UK energy security 

    Abdo, Hafez; Kouhy, Reza (Taylor and Francis, 2016-03-30)
    Over the last few decades, the debate about “Peak Oil” became increasingly common and frustrating to governments, oil companies, and individuals. Also in the last decade or so, some unusual events took place which have ...
  • Key determinants of organisational silence for non-standard workers 

    Pirie-Sture, William Joseph (Emerald, 2016-07-11)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the key determinants of organisational silence from the perspective of non-standard workers (NSWs). The study focuses on three research themes: first, analysing the ...
  • North Sea Oil and Genuine Saving in the Scottish Economy 

    Bremner, Greg; Cross, Rod (Abertay University University of Strathclyde, 2012)
    The World Bank has published estimates of sustainability of consumption paths by adjusting saving rates to take account of the depletion of non-renewable resources. During the period of North Sea oil production Scotland ...
  • Negotiable instruments 

    Grant, Fiona (W. Green, 2011-09-02)
    This chapter examines the essential features of a bill of exchange, the parties to a bill of exchange, the negotiation of a bill of exchange and the liability of the parties for default or dishonourment of a bill of exchange ...
  • Rights in security 

    Grant, Fiona (W. Green, 2011-09-02)
    This chapter examines the differences between a personal right and a real right in security in Scotland. It considers the rules underpinning the creation and execution of a contract of caution or guarantee and the different ...
  • Response to first batch draft legislation to modernise copyright exceptions published for technical review 

    Grant, Fiona; Barker, Kim (British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA), 2013)
    Background This is a collaborative submission from a group of academics based in the UK with expertise in intellectual property and information technology law and related areas. The preparation of this response has ...
  • Legal research skills for Scots lawyers 

    Grant, Fiona (W. Green, 2014-08-21)
    The third edition of Legal Research Skills for Scots Lawyers is a fully revised guide to legal research skills and sources of information specifically designed for solicitors and students studying Scots law. It provides ...
  • Rights in security 

    Grant, Fiona (W. Green, 2015-08-21)
    This chapter examines the differences between a personal right and a real right in security in Scotland. It considers the rules underpinning the creation and execution of a contract of caution or guarantee and the different ...
  • Negotiable instruments 

    Grant, Fiona (W. Green, 2015-08-21)
    This chapter examines the essential features of a bill of exchange, the parties to a bill of exchange, the negotiation of a bill of exchange and the liability of the parties for default or dishonourment of a bill of ...
  • From modern workplaces to modern families – re-envisioning the work–family conflict 

    Weldon-Johns, Michelle (Taylor & Francis, 2016-01-04)
    The Modern Workplaces Consultation 2011 set the foundations for the current revisions to work–family rights in the UK. They are underpinned by a desire to make modern workplaces more flexible and responsive to the needs ...
  • The development of the external dimension of the AFSJ – new challenges of the EU legal and policy framework 

    O'Neill, Maria (Taylor & Francis, 2016-01-08)
    The Stockholm Programme sets new challenges for the Area of Freedom Security and Justice (AFSJ). The development of external relationships with European Neighbourhood Policy and the Euro-Mediterranean Economic Area countries ...
  • What's it worth to keep a secret? 

    Reid, Gavin C.; Searle, Nicola; Vishnubhakat, Saurabh (Duke University School of Law, 2015-03-29)
    This article is the first major study of protection and valuation of trade secrets under federal criminal law. Trade secrecy is more important than ever as an economic complement and substitute for other intellectual ...
  • IPO under-pricing and its variation by world regions: kernel density findings and inferential results 

    Dyrmose, Morten; Reid, Gavin C. (The CAPCO Institute, 2014-10)
    In this paper, we investigate under-pricing of the first sale of stock by a private firm to the public (the initial public offering, IPO) [Ritter (2011)], by examining the extent of its variation among the principal regions ...
  • “Rules of engagement”: how experiential learning facilitates the formation of a public-private partnership in Russia 

    Mouraviev, Nikolai; Kakabadse, Nada K. (Emerald, 2014)
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to investigate to what extent one can apply experiential learning theory (ELT) to the public-private partnership (PPP) setting in Russia and to draw insights regarding the learning ...
  • The management of nanotechnology: analysis of technology linkages and the regional nanotechnology competencies 

    Islam, Nazrul; Ozcan, Sercan (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-10-29)
    This study maps the linkage of nanotechnologies and their clusters, identifies emerging and mature technologies and links to their application fields, and examines the profiles of the regional nanotechnology competencies. ...
  • Actors' engagement in sustainable hydrogen energy innovation: a comparative analysis 

    Islam, Nazrul; Kajikawa, Yuya (IEEE, 2015)
    Hydrogen energy is currently a major focus of a sustainable energy future across the world. Following a period of high expectations, prospects for a transition to hydrogen are now often presented in terms of the relative ...
  • Performance and strategy: simultaneous equations analysis of long-lived firms 

    Power, Bernadette; Reid, Gavin C. (Taylor & Francis, 2015-08-18)
    A simultaneous equations model of performance, strategy and size is tested using fieldwork evidence on long-lived firms in Scotland. Estimation is by I3SLS, with correction for sample selection bias. The contributions of ...
  • A comparative analysis of graduate employment prospects in European labour markets: a study of graduate recruitment in four countries 

    Branine, Mohamed; Avramenko, Alex (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-08-19)
    The aim of this paper is to provide a comparative analysis of higher education and the graduate labour markets in selected European countries (France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom) in the context of the expectations ...

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