To give you an idea of the diversity of our community and the breadth of research study currently taking place in the Business School we have listed some of our current postgraduate researchers and their working research areas below.
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Earnings management mitigation prior to corporate failure under different stock market regulations
The impact of the global financial crisis on the capital structure, cash holdings, financial and market performance in American and Suadi Arabian firms.
Readability of Accounts and Auditing.
Essays on fund management and market dynamics.
The relationship between internal control Systems and the Auditor's Report: a field study in the Big Four Audit Firms.
Momentum profits, market volatility, volatility and skewness.
Boon Ping Hong
Credit rationing: evidence from UK SME's.
Shadow of Imperialism: The Post-colonical development of the 'True and Fair View' Accounting concept in Asia.
Asset Growth and stock returns in China.
High frequency and algorithmic trades and price discovery: Foreign exchange markets.
Behavioural Corporate Finance: Irrational Managers.
The determinants of auditor switching and auditor opinions in the UK in a large panel setting.
Pensions, Retirement Saving and Pension Wealth.
Modelling financial distress and the importance of non-financial information.
International accounting standard setting: politics,complexity and market effects.
Testing the difference on the impact of dividend changes on low and high beta stocks
Banking risk via stock market data.
The endogenous money theory in the open economy and Turkish case.
Individual participation of British employees and individual incentives: does fairness make a difference?
Manuel Ojeda Cabral
Variability in transportation: valuation.
The effects of corruption and access to finance in eveloping and transition economies on firm-level productivity.
A study into whether banks display myopic tendencies when setting interest rates by excessivley discounting the future costs of inflation.
TheDynamics of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries; the role of Financial Markets.
Poverty reduction programme in the light of capability approach: a case study of Nigeria.
Albertus Kurniadi Hendartono
Achieving country resiliency under global volatility: Does macro-policy coordination matter in coping with external shock?
Economic and monetary union: an analysis of the proposal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Financialization and current account impacts on distribution and demand.
The effects of external debt on Nigeria's economic growth; impacts on physical and human capital accumulation.
The Comparative Contributions of Macroeconomic Policies to the 2008 Financial crisis in the US and the Euro zone crisis.
The link between financial exclusion and social exclusion in Nigeria.
The role of financialization and the shift to shadow banking in the global and Euro-zone crisis from a post-Keynesian perspective.
Better indicators of financial stability and economic convergence within the European Monetrary Union.
European sovereign debt crisis through different schools of economic thought.
Factors affecting the performance of Polish entrepreneurial firms. The role of entrepreneurial characteristics, immigrant skills and returnee entrepreneurs'.
Chinese marketing seeking and efficiency seeking OFDI in Africa: Evidence from manufacturing industry.
Randolph (Randy) Fowler
The Influence of Regulatory Foci on strategic Decisions: Implications for shifts in corporate Power Coalitions.
The relevance of home country institutions in the internationalization porcess of Thai firms: A combined perspective of institutional and resource based views.
Analysing the holistic impact of International Business via Value Chain Analysis -A Case of Small Island Developing states (SIDS).
Globalisation in higher education: developing paradigms from globalisation in manufacturing and service industries.
Multinational firm performance variations.
Reverse knowledge transfer.
Study the Chinese private-owned companies' investments and operations in the Anglo American economy. An observation of how the Chinese cultural affects the investment patterns and the daily business operations.
Location advantages and subsidiary evolution: an institutional perspective.
Examining the effect of reverse technology spillover from outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in Chinese high-technology sectors: The case of Chinese electronic MNE's.
Rafidah Abdul Rahman
Technology Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation amongst Technology Based Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Towards Sustainable Business Growth and Performance.
The story of career conversations: A narrative study of middle managers' career decision processes.
Unexpected Natural Disasters: Opportunity Utilization and Crisis Alleviation within a Development of Strategic Management Model.
Exploratory case study on entrepreneurship in Kuwait.
Corporate social responsibility and strategic typologies:inquiry into organisation and industry interpretation of and response to environmental stimuli.
The role of leadership in managing organizational change in the context of academic accreditation in the higher education sector in KSA.
How does participating in social media financially affect small businesses? - An empirical investigation.
Sofia Angelidou (Stanbridge Scholar)
Entrepreneurial orientation, adaptive capabilities, competitve advantage and new product performance.
The influence of task and time on information behaviour in organizations.
Impact of ICT in Managing Health and Safety in work place.
Accomodating new values, expectations and attitudes in the workplace: Developing a job design framework for Generation Y.
How do British universities try to meet the EUROPE 2020 - Innovation Union requirements? Universities' management & industry-affiliations: Is Humbooldt dead?
Sustainability and Behaviour Change.
Understanding crowd behaviours: Developing a systems framework for analysing crowd events.
Understanding and facilitating spillover effects of pro-environmental behaviour across work and home domains.
Employees justice perceptions to performance appraisal systems in the private and public sector.
Socio-technical systems within the music event industry.
Innovation processes in the utility sector.
Police use of social media to support engagement with the community:information sharing and decision making
Open innovation at the Fuzzy Front End.
The influence of ethical leadership on organisation citizenship behaviour: the moderating role of emotional labour and mediating and moderating role of affective commitment.
Constructing and deconstructing leadership in sub-saharan Africa SSA: A case study of Cameroon and Nigeria
Talent management: a gendered approach?
The impact of information systems on the role of trust in facilitating de-centralised decision making.
Strategic offshore wind supply chain cost reduction.
Information sharing in major events.
Internal representation in decision-making: Errors in spatial schematic representation of numbers as an explanation for 'irrational' decisions.
The role of social networks in the crafting of jobs and careers.
Growth strategies in SMEs: An exploratory study of a micro-firm in the design industry.
Mindfulness and/as agency in the higher educational environment.
Exploring the relationship between CEO personality and dynamic capabilities within the firm.
Enhancing managerial-subordinate relationship by an exploration of cognitive styles.
Examining HRM practices supporting the selection and development of Multinational teams through the lens of social identity Theory.
Securing Long-term behaviour change: applying the latest communications and behavioural economic theory to imporve the effectiveness of interventions.
An empirical investigation of the collaborative job crafting behaviours of the teams.
Towards a resilience based view of the firm.
Expatriate’s sensitivity Influencing knowledge sharing that can increase performance among local employees.
Factors influencing the success of a process-orientated implementation of knowledge management solutions in an industrial organisation.
The Use of New Technology and Exploitation of Online Social media in Africa: Barriers and opportunities.
Corporate Resillience: striving towards understanding and improving the resilience of utility and transport companies.
What will be the impact of the FFES programme on its various users, in terms of the processes they use, their roles and working practices and what does this mean for their continuing professional development?
Ongoing wellbeing - evidencing the benefits of improving employee wellbeing on organisational performance.
The relationship between perceived police legitimacy and positive, self-regulatory behaviours in crowds.
Can regionally focused funding really make regional SME's innovate?
Information behaviour in construction project management teams: contradictions, motivations and influencing factors.
Santiago Garcia Rodriguez
Visualization style preference and decision making.
David Chavez Saez
The Union of South American nations - UNASUR. Providing substance to multilateralism. A Regional Nuance to the Global CSR Framework.
Together or apart? Modelling the inter-agency workings of emergency response multi team systems.
Aspiring social entrepreneurs: how leaders influence social innovation through the formation and evolution of social enterprises in healthcare.
Applying real options in investment decision-making under various sources of uncertainty related to energy sector in the EU market.
How do customer satisfaction measures in English Housing Associations influence service performance?
The process of decision making and emotional consequences throughout the compulsive buyers shopping experience.
Lionel Zayeh Kooktapeh
The business impact of social media strategies: getting closer to your customer using social media.
Rahida Abdul Rahman
Antecedents and outcomes of socially responsible marketing strategy: A political economy perspective.
Niche marketing strategy and export performance in SMEs: A dynamic capabilities perspective.
Exploring the meaning of nostalgia associated with place.
Is being cool a curse or a blessing for brands? The role of transgression, authenticity and self-construal in consumers' perception of coolness.
Consumer involvement with the advertised product and the effectiveness of advertising in a hypermedia computer -mediated environment.
Consumer attitude towards locally manufactured products in developing countries: Zambia as a case study.
Antecedents and outcomes of socially responsible supply chains.
Towards a zero emissions car industry -marketing and branding strategies to overcome customer resistance
To leave or not to leave...A study of firms' relationship continuity intention, in asymmetric trust/ commitment relationships
The nature of consumers' bodily experiences and their influences on judgement.
The roles that Machiavellians play in the process of development and strategic alliances.
Joao Pedro Pereira Luzio
Green products: who are they and how to mainstream? The case of successful products with the EU Ecolabel.
A comparitive investigation of British and Indian Muslim consumers' animosity towards US made product/brands.
A Cross-cultural examination of environmentally friendly product intentions using extensions of technology accpetance model and the theory of planned behaviour.
Advertising in Ghana's open air market places.
Manpower development in the healthcare sector in KSA in light of organizational excellence
State intervention, localisation and HRM: The case of large manufacturing firms in Saudi Arabia
More than just a migrant worker? Identities, social support and eastern European migration
Getting learning into the bargain: Examining arrangements in the union - employer dialogue on learning and skills in the UK
Occupational stress amongst offshore workers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
Re-doing gender? The effects of job loss on lower-income,dual-earner couples.
HRM practices in the Indian multinational companies in the UK.
Assessing the United Kingdom Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) settlement process.
Danger ahead? Workplace health and safety under inspection.The impact of government policy and funding cuts on the role of enforcement authorities.
Employment consquences of sectorial reforms, restructuring, liberalisation, and on-going privatization in developing countries: A study of the power sector reform.
The impact of contemporary Governmental policy on healthcare in the Public sector.
Managing training: workplace learning and skills diversity across UK biotech high skills ecosystems during economic downturn.
The interactions of economic and patriarchal relations in women's employment in Bangladesh's export-oriented garment industry.
To what extent are organisational redundancy practices effective and promoted through EU Level initiatives in an age of austerity.
Employee silence and human resource management.
Consultants as catalysts for CSR logics: the role of agency or institutional entrepreneurship in the development of CSR as an area of practice.
Disability discrimination and the recruitment process: responding to legal and technological developments.
Business Strategies for legal service providers.
Comparing employers' response to employees' changes in job satisfaction factors during the economic recession between UK and China.
The impact of the Economic crisis on skills formation in British small and medium sized companies.
The Efficacy of Trade Unions Responses to Non-standard forms of employment.
The effectiveness of neighbourhood based anti-poverty programmes.
Work-life balance for the solo living worker: A question of structure and agency?
Is context everything? Comparing LMX and Trust for knowledge workers and their managers across legal and IT sectors.