Top Stirling EThOS Theses in 2017

Theses from the University of Stirling are included in the British Library’s EThOS Service – a service that allows anyone from around the world to request an electronic copy of the full-text of a UK thesis.

 

Since 2007, Stirling’s theses have been made available in STORRE, our institutional Open Access research repository, and these theses are automatically harvested by EThOS. If someone requests an older thesis, then the paper thesis is digitised and also added to EThOS for immediate download.

 

During the year 2017 a total of 768 University of Stirling PhD theses were downloaded from the EThOS Service. A number of these titles were downloaded more than once – so the total number of individual downloads of Stirling theses was 2,095.

 

 

It’s fascinating to see the titles being downloaded – the top 10 most popular Stirling theses were:

 

 

Rank Title

Downloads

1 Implementing communicative language teaching method in Saudi Arabia : challenges faced by formative year teachers in state schools. By Abahussain, Majed Othman (2016)

21

=2 The institutionalisation of integrated reporting : an exploration of adoption, sustainability embeddedness and decoupling. by Elmaghrabi, Mohamed E L (2014)

19

=2 Measuring service quality in the low-cost airline industry. By Barnes, Jonavan (2017)

19

3 Between empire and diaspora : identity poetics in contemporary Arab-American women’s poetry. By Abdulrahim, Safaa (2013)

17

=4 Twitter’s impact on sports media relations. By Gibbs, Chris (2013)

16

=4 The concerns of the shipping industry regarding the application of electronic bills of lading in practice amid technological change. By Jafari, Farhang (2015)

16

=4 Attitudes to and motivation for learning English in Japan. By Seki, Taeko (2004)

16

5 The adoption of e-commerce in SMEs : an empirical investigation in Egypt. By Rabie, Mohamed (2013)

15

=6 The influence of board of director networks and corporate governance on firm performance and CEO compensation. By Wang, Yan (2012)

14

=6 Protection and security in a technologically advanced society : children and young people’s perspectives. By Hannigan, Kerry(2014)

14

=7 Retailer brand development and handling processes : a comparative study of Tesco Korea and local Korean retailers. By Cho, Young-Sang (2010)

13

=7 Adoption of project appraisal practice and accessibility of finance : an empirical analysis on selected small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in Malaysia. By Ibrahim, Mohamed Dahlan (1998)

13

=7 English language teaching in Hungarian primary schools with special reference to the teacher’s mother tongue use. By Nagy, Krisztina (2009)

13

=8 An analytical study of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the GCC states. By Alenezi, Abdullah (2010)

12

=8 Entrepreneurial leadership in Kuwaiti private firms. By Al-Khalifah, Bashayer (2014)

12

=9 The study of the audit expectations gap in the public sector of Malaysia. By Mat Daud, Zaidi (2007)

11

=9 What is, and what might be, learned from images shared during Twitter conversations among professionals? By Wilson, Anna Naomi (2016)

11

=9 Processes of strategic marketing planning : a longitudinal study of Scottish small and medium sized firms. By Pace, Julian Alfred (1999)

11

=9 Corporate and social responsibility in professional football club organizations. By Kolyperas, Dimitrios (2012)

11

=10 The professionalisation of British public relations in the twentieth century : a history. By L’Etang, Jacqueline Yvonne (2001)

10

=10 Information exchange between patients and nurses during routine nursing care in ward settings : a qualitative multiple case study. By  Crispin, Vivianne Joy (2014)

10

=10 Knowledge management processes in growth-oriented SMEs : an Atlantic Canadian perspective. By MacDonald, Harry Douglas(2010)

10

=10 A study of the integration of literature and communicative language teaching. By Hirvela, Alan (1993)

10

 

 

 

Stirling theses were downloaded by readers from across the world from a total of 94 different countries. The top 10 countries downloading Stirling theses were:

 

 

Rank Country

Number of downloads

1 United Kingdom

1246

2 Malaysia

98

3 Pakistan

52

4 United States

44

5 China

40

6 India

38

7 Turkey

36

8 Australia

35

9 Egypt

32

=10 Thailand

27

=10 Iraq

27

 

 

EThOS http://ethos.bl.uk is the UK’s national database for PhD theses, managed by the British Library. It’s a great resource for researchers, with 475,000 records of UK theses with around 160,000 freely available to download and use for research.

 

 

Clare Allan

Senior Research Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

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