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  • Behind the cube rule: implications of and evidence against a fractal electoral geography 

    Maloney, John; Pearson, Bernard; Pickering, Andrew C. (Pion, 2003)
    In 1909 Parker Smith showed that the ratio of seats won by the two major parties in Britain was close to the cube of the ratio of their votes. Taagepera and Shugart argue, wrongly, that a fractal electoral map implies this. ...
  • Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment 

    Velamuri, SR; Harvey, WS; Venkataraman, S (Harvard Business Publishing, 2017-03-23)
    In environments with widespread corruption, most business leaders hesitate to take a firm stand against corruption. However, research conducted in Egypt, Zimbabwe, and India shows that organizations should view building a ...
  • Being kind to ourselves: Self-compassion, coping, and consumption 

    Karanika, Katerina; Hogg, Margaret K. (Elsevier, 2015-08-06)
    © 2015. Most consumer research on coping builds from the notion of pursuing self-esteem. However, recent psychological research emphasizes the pursuit of self-compassion as a healthier goal versus the pursuit of self-esteem ...
  • The Benefits of a more Strategic Approach to Tax Administration and the Role of Performance Indicators 

    James, Simon; Svetalekth, Thamrongsak; Wright, Brian (University of Exeter, 2007)
    One way of improving the quality of tax administration might be to take a more strategic approach to tax reform as has already been suggested, for example, in the cases of tax simplification, compliance and taxpayers’ ...
  • The benefits of costly voting 

    Chakravarty, Surajeet; Kaplan, Todd R.; Myles, Gareth D. (University of Exeter Business School, 2010-02)
    We present a costly voting model in which each voter has a private valuation for their preferred outcome of a vote. When there is a zero cost to voting, all voters vote and hence all values are counted equally regardless ...
  • The Estoril Declaration 

    Murray, Gordon (European Commission, 2007)
    The present Enterprise Challenge within the European Union is to resolve the still imperfect nature of the local, national and international financial markets available to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by ...
  • Beware Of Popular Kids Bearing Gifts:A Framed Field Experiment 

    Chen, J; Houser, D; Montinari, N; Piovesan, M (Elsevier, 2016-10-17)
    The literature on pro-social behavior shows that older children are more generous than younger children; however, the level of individual generosity is heterogeneous even between children of the same age. This paper ...
  • Beyond segments in movement: a ‘small’ agenda for research in the professions 

    Ramirez, C; Stringfellow, Lindsay; Maclean, M (Emerald, 2015-10-19)
    Purpose – The small accounting practice, despite being the most numerous part of the profession by number of firms, remains largely under-researched. Part of the reason the small practice category remains elusive is that ...
  • Beyond the carry trade: optimal currency portfolios 

    Barroso, Pedro; Santa-Clara, P (Cambridge University Press, 2013-11-28)
    We test the relevance of technical and fundamental variables in forming currency portfolios. Carry, momentum and reversal all contribute to portfolio performance, whereas the real exchange rate and the current account do ...
  • Beyond the leader-as-hero: the ACE framework for leader success 

    Walton, Michael (Association of MBAs, 2007-04)
    Too much belief in the leader-as-hero generates unrealistic expectations of senior executives and neglects significant variables which underpin leader performance and effectiveness. Based on a study of consulting assignments ...
  • Bias in the boardroom 

    Marnet, Oliver (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., 2011)
    This paper investigates the impact of social and psychological factors on the quality of boardroom decision-making. It is argued that bias in the boardroom undermines the monitoring function of boards, with a particularly ...
  • Bias in the estimation of non-linear transformations of the integrated variance of returns 

    Harris, Richard D. F.; Guermat, Cherif (SSRN, 2003-01)
    Many applications in finance use a non-linear transformation of the variance of returns. While the sample variance is an unbiased and consistent estimator of the population variance of returns, non-linear transformations ...
  • Biases in Estimating Long Run Abnormal Returns and Conditional Measures of Performance: The Evidence on Takeovers Re-Examined 

    Gregory, Alan; Matatko, John (University of Exeter, Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, 2004-08)
  • Big Data and Behavior in Operational Research: Towards a “Smart OR” 

    White, L; Burger, K; Yearworth, M (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-07-08)
    Organisations are today characterised by increased dynamism and complexity. The challenges that have appeared as a result of these conditions have made organisations and the behaviour within them difficult to examine. We ...
  • Big egos can be green: A study of CEO hubris and environmental innovation 

    Arena, C; Michelon, G; Trojanowski, G (Wiley for British Academy of Management, 2017)
    This paper examines whether and to what extent CEO personal traits (hubris, in particular) affect firm environmental innovation. Using the overarching theoretical framework of upper-echelons theory, the paper builds on the ...
  • Bilateral trading and incomplete information: Price convergence in a small market 

    Chatterjee, K; Das, K (-, 2016-10-28)
    We study a model of decentralised bilateral interactions in a small market where one of the sellers has private information about her value. In addition to this informed seller, there are two identical buyers and another ...
  • Board attributes, corporate social responsibility strategy, and corporate environmental and social performance 

    Shaukat, Amama; Qiu, Yan; Trojanowski, Grzegorz (Springer Verlag, 2015-02-07)
    In this paper we draw on insights from theories in the management and corporate governance literature to develop a theoretical model that makes explicit the links between a firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) ...
  • Board Gender Quotas: Exploring Ethical Tensions From A Multi-Theoretical Perspective 

    Terjesen, S; Sealy, R (Cambridge University Press (CUP) for Society for Business Ethics, 2016-02-29)
    Despite 40 years of equal opportunities policies and more than two decades of government and organization initiatives aimed at helping women reach the upper echelons of the corporate world, women are seriously underrepresented ...
  • Board governance and corporate performance 

    Shaukat, A; Trojanowski, G (Wiley, 2017)
    We examine the link between the monitoring capacity of the board and corporate performance of UK listed firms. We also investigate how firms use the flexibility offered by the voluntary governance regime to make governance ...
  • Board governance and corporate performance in the UK 

    Shaukat, Amama; Trojanowski, Grzegorz (University of Exeter, 2014)
    We examine the link between the monitoring capacity of the board and corporate performance of UK listed firms. We also investigate when and how firms use the flexibility offered by the voluntary governance regime to make ...