Helping, not hindering productivity - Workplace union representation in the British public sector

New research suggests that reforms set out in the UK's Trade Union Bill 2015-16 will prove counterproductive to the government's aspirations for improved business productivity

Updated: 14/08/2015
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Views: 2,885

When it comes to hedge fund performance, does size matter?

Author(s):

Andrew Clare

 et al.
Topic:
Finance

The Hedge Fund industry has grown enormously since the early 1990s, but it has been questioned whether significant growth in assets under management leads to a drop in fund performance. In the most comprehensive study of its type, Cass Business School's Centre for Asset Management Research tested this hypothesis.

Updated: 30/07/2015
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Views: 3,021

How important are small words in big food scare communications?

We've all seen food crises such as BSE and the horsemeat scandal reported in the news. This study explores how consumers perceive risk and adjust their behaviour accordingly in response to a variety of media messages about such scares.

Updated: 30/07/2015
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Views: 1,995

Professional Service Firms come out of the shadows

Author(s):

Laura Empson

 et al.

The Professional Service Firms sector has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing and profitable within the global economy. A new publication brings together leading scholars in the field to examine and elucidate this sector's ever-increasing significance.

Updated: 14/08/2015
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Views: 2,813

Quality Management, Job-related Contentment and Performance: an empirical analysis of British workplaces

Author(s):

Lilian M. de Menezes

 et al.

This study adds economy-wide evidence to an ongoing debate on the relationship between operations and human resource management practices that underlie quality management and performance.

Updated: 20/07/2015
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Views: 3,348

Away from prying eyes - what do remotely-located firms do with their cash?

Author(s):

Sabri Boubaker

 et al.

The location of a firm is an important consideration for investors. This research looks at how distance affects their ability to monitor an organisation's cash management, and how it may encourage abuse of cash holdings within.

Updated: 30/07/2015
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Views: 2,051

Insider Trading and the Long-run Performance of IPOs

Author(s):

Hafiz Hoque

 et al.
Topic:
Finance

Do IPOs in which insiders are net sellers underperform relative to those in which insiders are net buyers? This research looked at a unique dataset of UK IPOs to address that question.

Updated: 27/07/2015
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Views: 1,889

Germany's nuclear power plant closures and the integration of electricity markets in Europe

Author(s):

Lilian M. de Menezes

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Public Policy

How does the actions of one European electricity market participant affect other markets within the region? This study looks at what impact Germany's decision to cancel and close its nuclear power stations may have had on neighbouring markets, and what lessons can be learned from it for those seeking pan-European market integration.

Updated: 26/06/2015
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Views: 2,240

Why should I attend? The value of business networking events.

The events industry is worth billions of dollars and continues to grow, despite the existence of technology that could eat into the market. This study examines and measures the value an individual derives from such networking events.

Updated: 25/07/2015
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Views: 3,301