The Employee Ownership Advantage: benefits and consequences

In the UK, the case of employee-ownership has recently gained attention - in part because of the recognition of the need for fairer society, but also because adverse economic conditions point to business resilience as an important part of sustaining employment and long-term growth.

Cass Professors Joseph Lampel and Ajay Bhalla along with Newcastle University's Dr Pushkar Jha have released a joint study into employee ownership, conducted in collaboration with UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Updated: 01/01/2015
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Momentum effects: G10 currency return survivals


Natasa Todorovic

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The aim of this paper is to analyse data dependencies and patterns in historic currency time series data and implement trading rules that lead to abnormal currency returns that cannot be explained by any systematic risk taking.

This paper analyses momentum effects in G10 currencies by applying survival analysis common in life time statistics to shed a new light on the market efficiency within the currency market.

Updated: 05/01/2015
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Unusual talent: a study of successful leadership and delegation in dyslexic entrepreneurs

This study examines how dyslexia has affected the way ten successful entrepreneurs who are dyslexic lead their companies and manage their teams.

It seeks to understand whether dyslexia has shaped the way they organise and manage their ventures, their leadership style, the way they communicate and the way they deal with the people around them, including their employees.

Updated: 05/01/2015
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Knowledge acquisition in investment banking


Chris Rowley

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This paper examines knowledge management practices within the investment banking sector, using two international banking institutions as examples, focusing on the work of key professionals - securities analysts and equity traders.

It finds a knowledge gap which is partly historical, as the professional licencing requirements of securities analysts has not, to date, included specific skill development in the qualitative forms of data analysis required for systematic human capital analysis.

Updated: 06/02/2013
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Combining formal and non-formal learning

This paper describes the experience of developing and delivering a module for first year undergraduate management students that combines traditional formal teaching methods with a range of non-formal methods based on student based activities.

The problems inherent in evaluating the success of the module and the student learning achieved are discussed.

Updated: 14/01/2013
Views: 5,002

Configurational analysis and organisation design


Santi Furnari

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Although much work in configurational analysis has been descriptive, the way in which organisational forms are described in configurational analysis is conducive to contributing significantly to a (much called for) renewal of organisation design.

This book chapter focuses on the conceptual and methodological contributions of a configurational approach to organisation design.

Updated: 05/01/2015
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The Everyday Entrepreneur

Self-employment is the key to a better quality of life. For most women in this study their main motivation for starting a business was to increase their flexibility and improve their work life balance.

This study, commissioned by Avon Cosmetics, explores self-employment and entrepreneurship in women in the UK.

Updated: 14/01/2013
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Smoothing survival densities in practise


Jens Nielsen

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Kernel density estimation for truncated and censored data has not been widely studied. This in spite of the fact that survival data is omnipresent in statistical applications and the fact that the density still is one of the fundamental building blocks while constructing mathematical statistical models.

In this paper the researchers develop cross-validation for this class of density estimators and show that the recent independent identical distributed double-crossvalidation method of Mammen, Martinez-Miranda, Nielsen and Sperlich (2011) works well also in this more general context.

Updated: 14/01/2013
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Passion and challenges: women starting new ventures at fifty

With more than a third of the UK population expected to be over fifty-five by 2025, the number of female entrepreneurs starting and growing ventures at fifty is increasing. The more knowledge we have about their motivations and needs, the more likely we are to be able to offer the right encouragement and support.

This exploratory study seeks to fill the gap and find out more about women who start ventures at fifty or over.

Updated: 22/11/2014
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