Recent Submissions

  • The 'Europeanization' of the Basel process: financial harmonization between globalization and parliamentarization. 

    Greenwood, Justin; Roederer-Rynning, Christilla (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12063, 2014-09-24)
    GREENWOOD, J. and ROEDERER-RYNNING, C. 2015. The 'Europeanization' of the Basel process: financial harmonization between globalization and parliamentarization. Regulation and governance [online], 9(4), pages 325-338. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12063
    Public policy initiatives aimed at the prevention of future financial crises originate with global harmonization in the form of executive standards issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. This article explores ...
  • The evolution of agile manufacturing. 

    Li, Jin-Hai; Anderson, Alistair R.; Harrison, Richard (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14637150310468380, 2003-04-01)
    LI, J.-H., ANDERSON, A.R. and HARRISON, R.T. 2003. The evolution of agile manufacturing. Business process management journal [online], 9(2), pages 170-189. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14637150310468380
    This paper provides an exploration of the concept and content of agile manufacturing (AM). It describes the nature of the content of AM and synthesises the literature to propose a comprehensive definition of purpose and ...
  • Innovation culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. 

    El Harbi, Sana; Anderson, Alistair R.; Amamou, Meriam (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086, 2014-01-01)
    EL HARBI, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and AMAMOU, M. 2014. Innovation culture in small Tunisian ICT firms. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 21(1), pages 132-151. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-06-2013-0086
    The research aims to ask whether, in the absence of overarching innovative conditions, a small firm can have an innovative culture and what its scale and scope is. The study employs four exploratory case studies. This ...
  • How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations. 

    Roberts, R.; Flin, Rhona; Cleland, J. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003, 2016-07-09)
    ROBERTS, R., FLIN, R. and CLELAND, J. 2016. How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations. Journal of loss prevention in the process industries [online], 43, pages 503-513. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003
    The ability to monitor and detect anomalous changes in an oil well is a fundamental aspect of an offshore driller’s job, so as to maintain well control, the safety of the surrounding rig and minimize risk. Drillers are ...
  • The 'biophilic organization': an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. 

    Jones, David R. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2, 2015-04-02)
    JONES, D.R. 2015. The biophilic organization: an integrative metaphor for corporate sustainability. Journal of business ethics [online], Online First. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2640-2
    This paper proposes a new organizational metaphor, the 'Biophilic Organization', which aims to counter the bio-cultural disconnection of many organizations despite their espoused commitment to sustainability. This conceptual ...
  • Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong; Smith, Robert (Amity Business School, 2014-01-17)
    ABEBRESE, A. and SMITH, R. 2014. Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. Amity business journal, 3(1).
    This article develops a deeper conceptualization of institutionalized adaptive strategies adopted by indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs operating within a web of institutional constraints. The qualitative research demonstrates ...
  • Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? 

    Warren, Lorraine; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052, 2015-04-30)
    WARREN, L. and SMITH, R. 2015. Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation? International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour and research [online], 21(2), pages 243-262. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-03-2014-0052
    The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the tension between rule-breaking and legitimacy for entrepreneurs, who are expected to challenge and change social or business norms. In doing so, they may be presented ...
  • Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? 

    Gottschalk, Petter; Smith, Robert (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571, 2013-10-08)
    GOTTSCHALK, P. and SMITH, R. 2015. Gender and white-collar crime: examining representations of women in media? Journal of gender studies [online], 24(3), pages 310-325. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2013.841571
    Using documentary research methodology, we collected empirical data from three national Norwegian newspapers to examine the issue of gender and white-collar crime to examine representations of women in the media. Only 8 ...
  • The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. 

    Somerville, Peter; Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001, 2015-02-07)
    SOMERVILLE, P., SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G. 2015. The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. Journal of rural studies [online], 39, pages 219-228. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001
    In rural sociology and rural studies, rurality in many countries is commonly constructed as an idyllic space in which crime is perceived as an urban problem. In other countries, however, rurality is constructed as a place ...
  • Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. 

    Smith, Robert (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585, 2013-10-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Seeing the light: using visual ethnography in family business settings. Family business review [online], 28(1), pages 76-82. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894486513504585
    The purpose of this research note is to illustrate the usefulness of the qualitative method of visual ethnography in producing new insights into family business research by investigating the 'lived narrative' of a family ...
  • The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. 

    Ullah, Farid; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005, 2015-09-30)
    ULLAH, F. and SMITH, R. 2015. The 'fairness paradox' and 'small-firm growth resistance strategies'. World journal of entrepreneurship, management and sustainable development [online], 11(3), pages 154-175. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2015-0005
    The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore why 'Small-Businesses' resist employing outside the immediate family and investigate the employee as an outsider and entrepreneurial resource. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. 

    Hipango, Waata; Smith, Robert; Dana, Léo-Paul (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912, 2014-01-01)
    HIPANGO, W., SMITH, R. and DANA, L.-P. 2014. Prohibition and the American Dream: an analysis of the entrepreneurial life and times of Al Capone. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 21(1), pages 1-15. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2014.057912
    The iconic figure of Al Capone is arguably the most prominent figure of organised crime. Both biographers and scholars have analysed his life and behaviour. Hollywood has immortalised his character in film. Today, the name ...
  • The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880, 2015-02-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2015. The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. Journal of poverty and social justice [online], 23(1), pages 17-28. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880
    The United Kingdom is a unitary state, and social security benefits are some of the most centralised services in it. The powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to benefits have been heavily restricted, to the point ...
  • Policy translation: a reply. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251, 2015-01-23)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. Policy translation: a reply. Global discourse: an interdisciplinary journal of current affairs and applied contemporary thought [online], 6(1-2), pages 116-118. Available from https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251
    The purpose of this paper is explained as being to enhance "the analysis of processes of movement of ideas between multiple actors and in the process of implementation of social policies." The core argument made by Latour ...
  • Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. 

    Spicker, Paul (Berghan Journals https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107, 2014-06-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2014. Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. International journal of social quality [online], 4(1), pages 95-107. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107
    The concept of social quality has been operationalized in terms of four component dimensions: social inclustion, social cohesion, socio-economic security and social empowerment. This article argues that inclusion and ...
  • Seven principles of public life: time to rethink. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.865927, 2013-11-29)
    SPICKER, P. 2014. Seven principles of public life: time to rethink. Public money and management [online], 34(1), pages 11-18. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.865927
    The Seven Principles of Public Life, developed by the Nolan Committee, claim to be concerned with the development of an ethical culture, but they have been imposed by central authority. The principles are muddled and ...
  • Returns to buying upward revision and selling downward revision: some preliminary evidence from Canada. 

    Hou, Tony Chieh-Tse; McKnight, Philip J.; Weir, Charlie
    HOU, T.C.-T., MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. [2016]. Returns to buying upward revision and selling downward revision: some preliminary evidence from Canada. Managerial finance [online], (accepted).
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of earnings forecast revisions by equity analysts in predicting Canadian stock returns. Design/methodology/approach - the sample covers 420 Canadian firms ...
  • Time allocation and performance: the case of Chinese entrepreneurs. 

    Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie; Xiong, Lin (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2016.1199458, 2016-07-21)
    TALAVERA, O., WEIR, C. and XIONG, L. 2016. Time allocation and performance: the case of Chinese entrepreneurs. International journal of the economics of business [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2016.1199458
    This paper analyses the effect of time allocation on the financial performance of entrepreneurial firms. We apply the Lewbel estimator to a pooled data set of Chinese private manufacturing firms that are managed by their ...
  • The governance-performance relationship: evidence from Ghana. 

    Owusu, Andrews; Weir, Charlie
    OWUSU, A. and WEIR, C. 2016. The governance-performance relationship: evidence from Ghana. Journal of applied accounting research [online], 17(3), pages 285-310. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-06-2014-0057
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact corporate governance, measured by a governance index, on the performance of listed firms in a developing economy, Ghana. It also evaluates the effect of the ...
  • Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms. 

    Muravyev, Alexander; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6, 2014-05-10)
    MURAVYEV, A., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2016. Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms. Review of quantitative finance and accounting [online], 46(1), pages 25-45. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6
    This paper studies the effect on company performance of appointing non-executive directors that are also executive directors in other firms. The analysis is based on a new panel dataset of UK companies over 2002-2008. Our ...

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