Recent Submissions

  • Regional trade institutions in West Africa: historical reflections 

    Bah E, Jackson K and Potts D (2017) Regional trade institutions in West Africa: historical reflections. Journal of International Development. Article in Press.
    This paper reflects on trade institutions across West Africa from the Empirehood to the present day. We found that regional trade institutions were more standardised across West Africa before the current countries gained ...
  • Risks and rewards of cloud computing in the UK public sector: A reflection on three Organisational case studies 

    Jones S, Irani Z, Sivarajah U, et al (2017) Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing in the UK Public Sector: a Reflection on Three Organisational Case Studies. Information Systems Frontiers. Online before print. doi:10.1007/s10796-017-9756-0
    Government organisations have been shifting to cloud-based services in order to reduce their total investments in IT infrastructures and resources (e.g. data centers), as well as capitalise on cloud computing’s numerous ...
  • A way forward: Process mapping and the delivery of mental health services 

    McIntosh B, Breen L and West S (2016) A way forward: Process mapping and the delivery of mental health services. British Journal of Healthcare Management 22(12): 601-606.
    Introduction: This paper demonstrates the practical application of process mapping principles as a model for evaluating NHS improvement. The NHS improvement in question was the merger of three crisis resolution teams ...
  • Counter‐Credit‐Risk Yield Spreads: A Puzzle in China's Corporate Bond Market 

    Luo J, Ye X and Hu M. (2016) Counter‐Credit‐Risk Yield Spreads: A Puzzle in China's Corporate Bond Market. International Review of Finance. 16(2): 203-241.
    In this paper, using China’s risk-free and corporate zero yields together with aggregate credit risk measures and various control variables from 2006 to 2013, we document a puzzle of counter-credit-risk corporate yield ...
  • A generalised adoption model for services: A cross-country comparison of mobile health (m-health) 

    Dwivedi YK, Shareef MA, Simintiras AC, Lal B and Weerakkody V (2016) A generalised adoption model for services: A cross-country comparison of mobile health (m-health). Government Information Quarterly. 33(1): 174–187.
    Which antecedents affect the adoption by users is still often a puzzle for policy-makers. Antecedents examined in this research include technological artefacts from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology ...
  • Analysing the Critical Factors Influencing Trust in E-government Adoption from Citizens' Perspective: A Systematic Review and A Conceptual Framework 

    Alzahrani L, Al-Karaghouli W and Weerakkody V (2017) Analysing the critical factors influencing trust in e-government adoption from citizens’ perspective: A systematic review and a conceptual framework. International Business Review. 26(1): 64–175.
    Although the success adoption of e-government contingent upon citizens' trust and their willingness to use it, little consideration has been paid to explore the adoption of e-government from citizens' trust perspective. ...
  • Identifying the trends and impact of graduate attributes on employability: a literature review 

    Osmani M, Weerakkody V, Hindi N, Al‐Esmail R, Eldabi T, Kapoor K and Irani Z (2015) Identifying the trends and impact of graduate attributes on employability: a literature review. Tertiary Education and Management, 21(4): 367–379.
    Graduate employability has become an issue since there are broad mismatches between the acquired graduate skills from university and the required skills by employers. While previous researches have outlined the salient ...
  • Driving Innovation through Big Open Linked Data (BOLD): Exploring Antecedents using Interpretive Structural Modelling 

    Dwivedi YK, Janssen M, Slade M, Rana N, Weerakkody V, Millard J, Hidders J and Snijders D (2016) Driving Innovation through Big Open Linked Data (BOLD): Exploring Antecedents using Interpretive Structural Modelling. Information Systems Frontiers. Online before print. DOI: 10.1007/s10796-016-9675-5.
    Innovation is vital to find new solutions to problems, increase quality, and improve profitability. Big open linked data (BOLD) is a fledgling and rapidly evolving field that creates new opportunities for innovation. ...
  • Off the rails: the cost performance of infrastructure rail projects 

    Love PED, Zhou J, Edwards DJ et al (2017) Off the rails: the cost performance of infrastructure rail projects. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 99: 14-29.
    Governments in Australia place great emphasis on the development and expansion of their rail networks to improve productivity and service the increasing needs and demands from businesses and commuters. A case study approach ...
  • The Impact of Equity Ownership Groups on Investment: Evidence from Ukraine 

    Mykhayliv D and Zauner KG (2017) The Impact of Equity Ownership Groups on Investment: Evidence from Ukraine. Economic Modelling. Accepted for publication Mar 2017.
    We empirically investigate the impact of different ownership groups on companies’ investment in Ukraine with a novel dynamic investment model where investment is based on present and historical levels of profitability ...
  • Securitisation and banking risk: what do we know so far? 

    Kara A, Ozkan A and Altunbas Y (2016) Securitisation and banking risk: what do we know so far? Review of Behavioral Finance. 8(1): 2-16.
    Purpose – Bank securitisation is deemed to have been a major contributing factor to the 2007/2008 financial crises via fuelling credit growth accompanied by lower banks’ credit standards. Yet, prior to the crisis a common ...
  • Informative content of insider purchases: evidence from the financial crisis 

    Ozkan, A and Trzeciakiewicz A (2014) Informative content of insider purchases: evidence from the financial crisis. Review of Behavioral Finance. 6(1): 26-45.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of insider trading on subsequent stock returns in the UK, with a specific focus on the impact of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 on the relation ...
  • Regulation of shale gas in the United Kingdom and its potential to inform the EU level harmonising measures in the future 

    Elfving S (2017) Regulation of shale gas in the United Kingdom and its potential to inform the EU level harmonising measures in the future. In: Mersinia I and Penttinen S-L (Eds.) Energy transitions: regulatory and policy trends. Intersentia Ltd.
    This chapter evaluates the consistency of the United Kingdom (UK) regulatory framework on shale gas with Commission Recommendation 2014/70/EU on minimum principles for the exploration and production of unconventional oil ...
  • Subsidies for Renewable Energy Facilities under Uncertainty 

    Adkins R and Paxson D (2016) Subsidies for Renewable Energy Facilities under Uncertainty. The Manchester School. 84(2): 222-250.
    We derive the optimal investment timing and real option value for a facility with price and quantity uncertainty, where there might be a government subsidy proportional to production quantity. Where the subsidy is proportional ...
  • Replacement decisions with multiple stochastic values and depreciation 

    Adkins R and Paxson D (2017) Replacement decisions with multiple stochastic values and depreciation. European Journal of Operational Research. 257(1): 174-184.
    We develop an analytical real-option solution to the after-tax optimal timing boundary for a replaceable asset whose operating cost and salvage value deteriorate stochastically. We construct a general replacement model, ...
  • Modelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: certain investigations for research and applications 

    Gunasekaran A, Irani Z and Papadopoulos T (2014) Modelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: certain investigations for research and applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society. 65(6): 806-823.
    Sustainable operations management (SOM) can be defined as the operations strategies, tactics and techniques, and operational policies to support both economic and environmental objectives and goals. The subject of ...
  • Big data-driven fuzzy cognitive map for prioritising IT service procurement in the public sector 

    Choi Y, Lee H and Irani Z (2017) Big data-driven fuzzy cognitive map for prioritising IT service procurement in the public sector. Annals of Operations Research. Accepted for publication.
    The prevalence of big data is starting to spread across the public and private sectors however, an impediment to its widespread adoption orientates around a lack of appropriate big data analytics (BDA) and resulting skills ...
  • Open data and its usability: an empirical view from the Citizen’s perspective 

    Weerakkody V, Irani Z, Kapoor K et al (2017) Open data and its usability: an empirical view from the Citizen’s perspective. Information Systems Frontiers. Accepted for publication.
    Government legislation and calls for greater levels of oversight and transparency are leading public bodies to publish their raw datasets online. Policy makers and elected officials anticipate that the accessibility of ...
  • RMS capacity utilisation: product family and supply chain 

    Abdi MR and Labib A (2017) International Journal of Production Research. RMS capacity utilisation: product family and supply chain. International Journal of Production Research. Online before print. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1229066
    The paper contributes to development of RMS through linkage with external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers of parts/raw materials to handle demand fluctuations that necessitate information sharing across the ...
  • Ultimate Controllers, Ownership and the Probability of Insolvency in Financially Distressed Firms 

    Poletti-Hughes J and Ozkan A (2014) Ultimate Controllers, Ownership and the Probability of Insolvency in Financially Distressed Firms. Managerial and Decision Economics. 35(1): 36–50.
    This paper investigates the impact of corporate ownership and control on the outcome of financial distress. It is argued that the likelihood of financial distress resulting in insolvency depends on whether firms have ...

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