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The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.
It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.
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An assessment of the sustainability of E-fulfilment models for the delivery of fast moving consumer goods to the home (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2013-10)Online retail sales are growing rapidly and have captured a significant proportion of the retail market in many countries. Although companies are under mounting pressure to reduce their environmental impact, the environmental ...
(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society, 2017-03)Estuaries and tidal inlets are often characterised by the co-existence of cohesive (i.e. mud: clay and silt, D<65 um) and non-cohesive (i.e. sand, D>65 um) sediments in different fractional concentrations. Knowledge of ...
A situational analysis of Chinese managers’ personal value systems (PVS) and their influence on employee commitment (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School, 2017-03)This thesis investigates how the personal value systems of executive teams in privately owned Chinese companies influence their organisation’s prospects for sustainable competitive success. The research aim is to establish ...
An application of the concept of messy problems to supply chain management : an investigation of non-standard supply chains in humanitarian logistics (School of Social Sciences, 2017-04)Purpose: This thesis aims to develop a conceptual framework for the management of non-standard supply chains, based upon the concepts of wicked and messy problems and complex adaptive systems, and to validate it in a ...
(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-11)Since the 1970s, cities have become core areas for neoliberal restructuring strategies, policies and processes (Peck et al., 2009). Brenner et al. (2010) stress that different neoliberalization practices share the ambition ...