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  • 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], First Online. 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. 2016. 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], Articles in Press. 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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], Early View. 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 ...
  • The importance of specific recycling information in designing a waste management scheme. 

    Oke, Adekunle; Kruijsen, Joanneke (MDPI https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/recycling1020271, 2016-09-07)
    OKE, A. and KRUIJSEN, J. 2016. The importance of specific recycling information in designing a waste management scheme. Recycling [online], 1(2), pages 271-285. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/recycling1020271
    Recycling information can be complex and often confusing which may subsequently reduce the participations in any waste recycling schemes. As a result, this research explored the roles as well as the importance of a holistic ...
  • Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2015.1008437, 2015-02-17)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2015. Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. Journal of environmental policy and planning [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org./10.1080/1523908X.2015.1008437
    Efforts to rescale governance arrangements to foster sustainable development are rarely simple in their consequences, an out-turn examined in this paper through an analysis of how the governance of renewable energy in the ...
  • The impacts of stock characteristics and regulatory change on mutual fund herding in Taiwan. 

    Hou, Tony Chieh-Tse; McKnight, Phillip J.; Weir, Charlie (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603107.2013.866201, 2014-01-20)
    HOU, T.C-T., MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. 2014. The impacts of stock characteristics and regulatory change on mutual fund herding in Taiwan. Applied financial economics [online], 24(3), pages 175-186. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603107.2013.866201
    This article analyses the trading activity of Taiwanese open-end equity mutual fund herding behaviour over the period of 1996?2008. We found evidence of both directional and directionless herding. We also found that sell-side ...
  • Assessing the contribution of the 'theory of matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literatures. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-06-2011-0061, 2014-09-01)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Assessing the contribution of the 'theory of matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literatures. International journal of gender and entrepreneurship [online], 6(3), pages 255-275. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-06-2011-0061
    The purpose of this paper is to assess the contribution of 'Matriarchy' to the entrepreneurship and family business literature. The literature on gendered aspects of entrepreneurship is expanding and maturing in its level ...
  • Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050, 2014-07-01)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Authoring second generation entrepreneur and family business stories. Journal of family business management [online], 4(2), pages 149-170. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-11-2011-0050
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the under researched interface between entrepreneur and family business stories and in particular the form and structure of second-generation entrepreneur stories. It illustrates how ...
  • Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2014-0012, 2014-11-15)
    SMITH, R. 2014. Images, forms and presence outside and beyond the pink ghetto. Gender in management: an international journal [online], 29(8), pages 466-486. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-02-2014-0012
    The purpose of this study is to consider entrepreneurial imagery that sheds light on differing and emerging patterns of female entrepreneurial identity which illustrate shifts in the locus of power that challenge masculine ...
  • Rural enterprise in Mexico: a case of necessity diversification. 

    Bosworth, Gary; McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-05-2014-0006, 2015-10-01)
    BOSWORTH, G., MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2015. Rural enterprise in Mexico: a case of necessity diversification. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 9(4), pages 327-343. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-05-2014-0006
    This paper aims to consider the challenges facing small rural businesses in Mexico in their efforts to be enterprising and sustainable when confronted with severe exogenous pressures. Extant literature on farm diversification ...
  • Entrepreneurship and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103, 2015-07-01)
    SMITH, R. 2015. Entrepreneurship and poetry: analyzing an aesthetic dimension. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 22(3), pages 450-472. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2012-0103
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the aesthetic dimension of entrepreneur poems. The notion of the entrepreneur as storyteller, and the entrepreneur story as cultural genres have become so firmly entrenched in ...

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