Recent Submissions

  • Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. 

    Cunningham, James; Seaman, Claire; McGuire, David (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516682667, 2016-12-28)
    CUNNINGHAM, J., SEAMAN, C. and MCGUIRE, D. 2017. Perceptions of knowledge sharing among small family firm leaders: a structural equation model. Family business review [online], 30(2), pages 160-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486516682667
    Small family firms have many unique relational qualities with implications for how knowledge is passed between individuals. Extant literature posits leadership approach as important in explaining differences in knowledge-sharing ...
  • The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. 

    Kalden, Jan Niklas; Cunningham, James; Anderson, Alistair R. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439, 2017-05-09)
    KALDEN, J.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. The international journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 18(2), pages 91-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439
    The German economy is praised for its stability, creating a seemingly strong economic environment in which entrepreneurship should thrive. Our research problem is that, in spite of the strong economy, new venture creation ...
  • The use of imagery in the campaign speeches of Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain during the 2008 US Presidential Election. 

    McGuire, David; Garavan, Thomas N.; Cunningham, James; Duffy, Greg (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0136, 2016-06-06)
    MCGUIRE, D., GARAVAN, T.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and DUFFY, G. 2016. The use of imagery in the campaign speeches of Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain during the 2008 US Presidential Election. Leadership and organization development journal [online], 37(4), pages 430-449. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0136
    Purpose - The use of imagery in leadership speeches is becoming increasingly important in shaping the beliefs and actions of followers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of speech imagery and linguistic ...
  • Corporate global nomadism: the role of the transnational professional as consumer of popular management discourses. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela; Halsall, Robert (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507616678758, 2016-12-14)
    WHITEHEAD, G. and HALSALL, R. 2016. Corporate global nomadism: the role of the transnational professional as consumer of popular management discourses. Management learning [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507616678758.
    An increasing body of research has paid particular attention to the role of different organizational actors in the consumption of popular management ideas, including their local diffusion, adaptation and enactment. However, ...
  • Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. 

    Oates, Caroline J.; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; McDonald, Seonaidh (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010075, 2016-01-13)
    OATES, C., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCDONALD, S. 2016. Challenges for marketers in sustainable production and consumption. Sustainability [online], 8(1), article 75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010075.
    As one of the biggest issues facing today's global society, sustainability cuts across all areas of production and consumption and presents challenges for marketers who attempt to understand and incorporate sustainability ...
  • Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking sector perspective. 

    Shedid, Maha; Russell, Ken (ICARB http://www.intlafr.com/vol1no1-2017.pdf, 2017-01-26)
    SHEDID, M. and RUSSELL, K. 2017. Employee empowerment and customer satisfaction: an investigation from a UAE banking sector perspective. International journal of advanced research in business [online], 1(1), pages 2-14. Available from: http://www.intlafr.com/vol1no1-2017.pdf.
    This article reflects the results of a pilot study conducted in connection with an analysis of the antecedents and consequences of empowerment on the service quality for UAE Banking customers and the banking sector in ...
  • The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. 

    Laing, David; Weir, Charlie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404, 1998-08-01)
    LAING, D. and WEIR, C. 1998. The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. Journal of general management [online], 23(4), pages 51-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404.
    Experience, rather than qualifications, influences the pay received by company directors. Executive pay has been the subject of much recent discussion, with concern being expressed about the levels of pay received by the ...
  • Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria. 

    Ajide, Olushola; Strachan, Peter; Russell, Alex; Jones, David R.
    AJIDE, O.E., STRACHAN, P.A., RUSSELL, A. and JONES, D.R. [2017] Sustainability, corporate community engagement and enterprise development: lessons from a case study in Emu-Ebendo Niger-Delta, Nigeria. Problem Ekorozwoju = Problems of sustainable development, (accepted).
    Corporate community engagement remains an under researched area in sustainability debates. Presenting a case study, based on in-depth interviews and site visits, of how one indigenous company Energia Ltd has formed a ...
  • A framework for understanding the evolution of relationship quality and the customer relationship development process. 

    Atorough, Peter; Salem, Heba (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41264-016-0008-z, 2016-09-27)
    ATOROUGH, P. and SALEM, H. 2016. A framework for understanding the evolution of relationship quality and the customer relationship development process. Journal of financial services marketing [online], 21(4), pages 267-283. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41264-016-0008-z
    This paper attempts to develop and empirically test a conceptual model of relationship quality (RQ) in the financial sector from the perspective of the individual consumer (B2C). Based on a review of RQ research, the paper ...
  • Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006, 2016-10-31)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2017. Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? Energy research and social science [online], 23, pages 169-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006.
    Amidst growing analytical interest in the spatial dimensions of sustainable energy transitions, relatively little attention has been given to the role of sub-national government, or the ways in which dominant socio-technical ...
  • The Cadbury code reforms and corporate performance. 

    McKnight, Phillip J.; Milonas, Nikolaos T.; Travlos, Nickolaos G.; Weir, Charlie (IUP Publications http://www.iupindia.in/109/IJCG_Cadbury_Code_Reforms_22.html, 2009-01-01)
    MCKNIGHT, P.J., MILONAS, N.T., TRAVLOS, N.G. and WEIR, C. 2009. The Cadbury code reforms and corporate performance. IUP journal of corporate governance [online], January 2009, article ID IJCG20901. Available from: http://www.iupindia.in/109/IJCG_Cadbury_Code_Reforms_22.html2009
    This paper investigates the impact of adopting the Cadbury Committee’s Code of Best Practices on the corporate performance of UK firms. The findings show improved corporate performance by companies which adopted the Code. ...
  • Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. 

    Wright, Mike; Weir, Charlie; Burrows, Andrew (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00382.x, 2007-08-13)
    WRIGHT, M., WEIR, C. and BURROWS, A. 2007. Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. European financial management [online], 13(4), pages 757-775. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00382.x
    This paper adds to growing interest in public to private buy-outs and mechanisms to ensure bid success. Using a unique, hand-collected dataset of 155 public to private buy-outs we provide one of the first examinations of ...
  • Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. 

    Weir, Charlie; Wright, Mike; Scholes, Louise (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.rgu.ac.uk/10.1080/09603100701222283, 2008-06-03)
    WEIR, C., WRIGHT, M. and SCHOLES, L. 2008. Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. Applied financial economics [online], 18(10), pages 801-819. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603100701222283
    This article extends previous work by testing the financial distress costs hypothesis in the context of the UK, a contract-based distress resolution system, and by considering the role of private equity firms. Using a ...
  • The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720, 2000-12-01)
    WEIR, C. and LAING, D. 2000. The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. Journal of managemen and governance [online], 4(4), pages 265-281. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720
    This paper investigates the extent to which recommendations madeby the Cadbury Committee have affected UK company performance.The Committee recommended that certain internal monitoringmechanisms should be adopted by quoted ...
  • Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. 

    Weir, Charlie (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368497326291, 1997-11-01)
    WEIR, C. 1997. Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. Applied economics [online], 29(11), pages 1465-1475. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368497326291
    This paper analyses the relationship between the probability of being acquired, firm performance and governance structures. The acquired firms were all fully quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the acquisitions took ...
  • Agency costs, corporate governance mechanisms and ownership structure in large UK publicly quoted companies: a panel data analysis. 

    McKnight, Phillip J.; Weir, Charlie (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2007.09.008, 2008-02-01)
    MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. 2009. Agency costs, corporate governance mechanisms and ownership structure in large UK publicly quoted companies: a panel data analysis. The quarterly review of economics and finance [online], 49(2), pages 139-158. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2007.09.008
    This paper examines the impact of governance and ownership variables on agency costs for a panel of large UK quoted companies. We use three measures of agency costs: the ratio of sales-to-total assets, the interaction of ...
  • Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. 

    McKnight, Phillip J.; Tavakoli, Manouchehr; Weir, Charlie (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0416.2010.00157.x, 2010-07-02)
    MCKNIGHT, P.J., TAVAKOLI, M. and WEIR, C. 2010. Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. Financial markets: institutions and instruments [online], 19(3), pages 189-213. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0416.2010.00157.x
    This paper examines the accuracy of security analysts? earnings forecasts and stock recommendations for firms in 13 European countries. We document at least three key findings. First, we find strong evidence that lead and ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schäfer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010, 2011-07-02)
    SCHA̋FER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2011. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. Economic modelling [online], 28(5), pages 2174-2180. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and the exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self-employment on receipt ...
  • Strategic sustainability procedures: focusing business strategic planning on the socio-ecological system in an island context. 

    Telesford, John N.; Strachan, Peter (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1640, 2016-09-30)
    TELESFORD, J.N. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2016. Strategic sustainability procedures: focusing business strategic planning on the socio-ecological system in an island context. Sustainable development [online], 25(1), pages 35-49. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1640
    This article illustrates how strategic sustainability procedures (SSPs) can be applied in the tourism accommodation sector in the Caribbean island of Grenada. SSPs are conceptualized from an adapted framework for strategic ...
  • Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. 

    Strachan, Peter; Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Toke, David (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1576, 2015-03-13)
    STRACHAN, P.A., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. and TOKE, D. 2015. Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. Sustainable development [online], 23(2), pages 96-109. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1576
    Small-scale, decentralized and community-owned renewable energy is widely acknowledged to be a desirable feature of low carbon futures, but faces a range of challenges in the context of conventional, centralized energy ...

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