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Recent research highlights from Southampton Business School

Published: 12 January 2017

This page provides a spotlight on some of the most recent activity in Southampton Business School, with news about publications, speaking engagements and funded research.

Papers accepted:

Urquhart, A., Hudson, R., McGroarty, F. (2017). Sampling Frequency and the Performance of different Types of Technical Trading Rules. Finance Research Letters, forthcoming. [ABS 2*]

Papers published:

Goddard A, Assad M, Issa S, Malagila J and , Mkasiwu T., (2016), ‘The two publics and institutional theory – A study of public sector accounting in Tanzania’, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Volume 41, Pages 1-62. [ABS 3*]

Goddard A. and Mkasiwa, T.A. (2016) "New public management and budgeting practices in Tanzanian Central Government: “Struggling for conformance”", Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 6 Iss: 4, pp.340 – 371. [ABS 2*]

Mozumder, S., Dempsey, M., Kabir, M. H., & Choudhry, T. (2016). An improved framework for approximating option prices with application to option portfolio hedging. Economic Modelling, 59, 285-296. [ABS 2*]

Ntim, C.G., Soobaroyen, T., and Broad, M.J. (2017). ‘Governance Structures, Voluntary Disclosures and Public Accountability: The Case of UK Higher Education Institutions’, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 30(1), 1-58. [ABS 3*].

Tzabbar, D. Tzafrir, S. S. & Baruch, Y. (2017). A bridge over trouble waters: Replication, integration and extension of the relationship between HRM practices and organizational performance using moderating meta-analysis. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 134-148. [ABS 3*]

Conference papers:

Oliver Marnet has presented two papers in December at BAFAs Corporate Governance Special Interest Group annual conference (Sheffield, 21st December), where he also chaired a session.

1) The Quality of Board Decision Making Processes in Higher Education Institutions: UK and European Experiences (with T. Soobaroyen)

2) Joint audit: a means to reduce bias and enhance scepticism in financial statement audits (With E. Barone)

Ntim, C.G., ‘Governance and Risk Disclosures in UK Higher Education Institutions’, EFMD Educational Research Conference, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, October 2016.

Book chapters and reports:

Gatenby, M. (2016). Book Review: Daniel Defoe and the Bank of England: The Dark Arts of Projectors, Organization Studies, 37 (11), pp. 1685-1689.

Gatenby, M. (2016) A Better Place, Times Higher Education, 17th November, pp. 42-45. [also reprinted by Chartered Association of Business Schools:

PhD completions:

Mimi Chong has completed her PhD under the supervision of Cristián Bravo (Southampton Business School) and Prof. Matt Davison at the University of Western Ontario.


Pelin Demirel has won a grant from the WSI Higher Education Innovation Fund (Co-Investigator) 2016-2017 “Digital Workplace for Innovation and Participation”, awarded £12,400.

M. Sung, T Ma, J.E.V. Johnson, L. Vaughan Williams. Managing uncertainty through sophisticated quantitative analysis of financial decisions (£40k Star Financial Systems 2017/20).

Other special achievements:

Michelle Lowe was accepted to the Innovation Caucus, a new initiative developed and funded by Innovate UK and the ESRC which seeks to enhance the impact of social science research in the work of Innovate UK.

Stefan Cantore delivered a keynote presentation on the 2nd December 2016 at the West Midlands NHS Leadership Academy Conference in Birmingham on the topic: Making it real: How conversations can shift our organisational realities for the better!

Cristián Bravo was a Keynote speaker at the IEEE EVIC 2017, in Santiago, Chile, on the subject: Big Data and Business Analytics: Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery.

Baden, D.: 2016, 'Our musical 'Fidel' will try to puncture the polarised debate about Castro', The Conversation, 29/11/2016

Matti Jaakkola was a co-guest editors for a special issue “Strategic marketing – new horizons in theory and research” in the European Journal of Marketing (ABS 3). This also involved writing an editorial: John M. Rudd , Matti Jaakkola , Greg W. Marshall , (2016) "Editorial: Introduction to the special issue: Strategic marketing – new horizons in theory and research", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 50 Iss: 12, pp. 2070 – 2076.

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