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August research highlights from the Business School

Published: 18 September 2017
research highlights

This month, we cast a spotlight on some of the most recent activity in Southampton Business School, including publications, speaking engagements and funded research.

Papers Accepted

Abdulrahman, M., Abdou, H., Ntim, C.G., and Elamer, A.A. (2017). ‘’Corporate Boards, Ownership Structures and Corporate Disclosures: Evidence from a Developing Country’’, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, [In Press]. [ABS 2-Star]

Kang-Soek Lee and Richard A. Werner, “Reconsidering monetary policy: An empirical examination of the relationship between interest rates and nominal GDP growth in the US, UK, Germany and Japan”, Ecological Economics, [ABS: 3*]

Papers Published

Alex Hill, Richard Cuthbertson, Benjamin Laker, Steve Brown, "Service fitness ladders: improving business performance in low cost and differentiated markets", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 13, Issue 10 [ABS: 4*]

Awards/Grants

Krishanthi (Krish) Vithana, Yehuda Baruch, and Collins Ntim have been made an award of £57,000 by the ESRC (Impact Acceleration Account), for the interdisciplinary project of “Investment case behind living wage accreditation.” As part of the project, Krish will undertake a secondment with the Global Responsible Investment Team of Aviva plc.

Conference Papers

A Qualitative Analysis of Shared Leadership in Organisational Teams Anne Sweeney (Waterford Institute of Technology), Malcolm Higgs (Southampton Business School) Nicholas Clarke (EADA Business School), Irish Academy of Management Conference, 30 August to 1 September, 2017. Awarded the Best Paper in the Organisation Behaviour track.

The "Outsider" Leader in Business: Towards a Greater Understanding Chris O' Riordan (Waterford Institute of Technology), Felicity Kelliher (Waterford Institute of Technology), Patrick C. Flood (Dublin City University), Malcolm Higgs (Southampton Business School), Irish Academy of Management Conference, 30 August to 1 September, 2017.

Culture and Change: a case based exploration of the role of culture in change implementation Malcolm Higgs (Southampton Business School), Nicholas Clarke (EADA Business School), Alessia D'amato (Southampton Business School), Ramesh Vahidi (Southampton Business School), Irish Academy of Management Conference, 30 August to 1 September, 2017).

Special Achievements

Julia Bennell gave an invited one-hour keynote speech at the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) Conference 2017, Quebec, Canada. IFORS is one of the main conferences in Operational Research. The title of the talk was “Get packing! Key concepts and future directions in cutting and packing problems”

Yehuda Baruch’s paper “Transforming careers - from linear to multidirectional career paths: Organizational and individual perspective ” published in Career Development International was listed as one of the top 10 most downloaded articles for the journal last year.

Yehuda Baruch was acknowledged as Outstanding Reviewer by the Careers Division in the Academy of Management Conference.

Max Chipulu has been invited to guest edit a special issue on ‘competence modelling’ for Project Management Journal (ABS 1*, Impact Factor 4.034).

Fabian Homberg’s paper “Top Management Team Diversity: A systematic review”, published in Group & Organization Management (ABS 3*) was listed as one of the top 10 most downloaded articles for the journal last year.

Professor Collins Ntim will be Guest Editing a Special Issue on “African Accounting and Development” with Dr Philippe Lassou, University of Guelph, Canada and Professor Trevor Hopper, University of Sussex, UK for the "Critical Perspectives on Accounting", (2017-2020).

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