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October research highlights from the Business School

Published: 7 November 2017
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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

Degl’innocenti, Marta (2017) Financial centre’s competitiveness and economic convergence evidence from the EU regions, Environment and Planning A, (ABS 4*) 0308-518X

Degl’innocenti, Marta (2017) Competition and risk-taking in investment banking, Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, 0963-8008

Demirel Liu, Pelin., Rentocchini, Francesco., Tamvada, Jagannadha (2017) Born to be green, Small Business Economics, (ABS 3*)

Veliziotis, Michail (2017) Local-level immigration and life satisfaction: the EU enlargement experience in England and Wales, Environment and Planning A, (ABS 4*) 0308-518X

Nisar, Tahir (2017) Exploring the Key Drivers behind the Adoption of Mobile Banking Services, Journal of Marketing Analytics , 2050-3318

Nkundabanyanga, S.,Tauringana, V., Muhwezi, M. (2017) Management accounting practices, governing boards and competitive advantage of Ugandan secondary schools, The International Journal of Management Education, (ABS 1*) 1472-8117

Kuppelwieser, V., Klaus, P., Baruch, Y., Manthiou, A. (2017). The missing link – fairness as the ultimate determinant of service profitability. Recherche et Applications en Marketing

Maldonado, S., Bravo, C., López, J. and Pérez, J. (2017) “Integrated framework for profit-based feature selection and SVM classification in credit scoring”. Decision Support Systems (ABS 3*). DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2017.10.007.

Fosu, S., Ntim, C.G., Coffie, W., and Murinde, V. (2017) Opacity and Risk-Taking: Evidence from Analysts’

Papers Published

Ntim, Collins (2017) Corporate boards and ownership structure as antecedents of corporate governance disclosure in Saudi Arabian publicly listed corporations, Business & Society, Business and Society, 0007-6503

Ntim, Collins (2017) The effect of Islamic values on voluntary corporate governance disclosure: The case of Saudi listed firms, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, ABS 1*) 1759-0817

Beigi, Mina (2017) Work-family interface in the context of career success, Human Relations, 0018-7267

Bektas, Tolga (2017) New path elimination constraints for multi-depot routing problems, Networks, 1097-0037

Ntim, Collins (2017) Corporate governance, Islamic governance and earnings management in Oman: A new empirical insights from a behavioural theoretical framework, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, (ABS 2*) 042-1168

Ntim, Collins., Malagila, John. (2017) Corporate governance and dividend pay-out policy in UK listed SMEs, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 1834-7649

Ntim, Collins (2017) Bank opacity and risk-taking: Evidence from analysts’ forecasts, Journal of Financial Stability, 1572-3089

Grinevich, Vadim., Huber, Franz, Karatas-Ozkan, Mine., Yavuz, Cagla. (2017) Green entrepreneurship in the sharing economy, Small Business Economics, (ABS 3*)

Jory, Surendranath (2017) Institutional ownership stability and dividend payout policy, Managerial Finance, (ABS 1*) 0307-4358

Higgs, Malcolm (2017) Personal values at work, Journal of General Management, (ABS 2*) 0306-3070

Ko, Wai (2017) Managing employee attention and internal branding, Journal of Business Research, (ABS 3*) 0148-2963

Mcgee, Richard., McGroarty, Francis., Urquhart, Andrew., Wolfe, Simon. (2017) Future directions in International Financial Integration Research - A Crowdsourced Perspective, International Review of Financial Analysis, (ABS 3*) 1057-5219

Bravo, Cristian (2017) Integrated framework for profit based feature selection and SVM classification in credit
scoring, Decision Support Systems, (ABS 3*) 0167-9236

Macbeth, Douglas (2017) Exploring performance drivers for technology-based ventures from early stage to expansion, Venture Capital, 1369-1066

Ntim, Collins., Soobaroyen, Teerooven., Broad, Martin (2017) Governance structures, voluntary disclosures and public accountability: the case of UK higher education institutions, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, (ABS 3*) 0951-3574

Urquhart, Andrew (2017) How predictable are precious metal returns?, European Journal of Finance, (ABS 3*) 1351-847X

Urquhart, Andrew (2017) Price clustering in Bitcoin, Economics Letters, 0165-1765

Baesens, Bart (2017) An empirical comparison of techniques for the class imbalance problem in churn prediction, Information Sciences, 0020-0255

PhD Completions

The University Senate recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to the following candidates:
• Peter Ghattas, PhD in Management, supervised by Prof Teeven Soobaroyen and Dr Oliver Marnet;
• Weixi Han, PhD in Management, supervised by Prof Douglas Macbeth and Dr Yuan Huang;
• Ou Lu, PhD in Management, supervised by Prof Laura Costanzo and Dr Joseph Zhou;
• Achraf Mkhaiber, PhD in Management, supervised by Prof Richard Werner and Prof Taufiq Choudhry.

Conference Papers

Urquhart, Andrew (2017) The intraday dynamics of Bitcoin, 15th INFINITI Conference on International Finance

Book Chapters and Reports

Grinevich, Vadim (2017) Exploratory Study of consumer issues in peer-to-peer platform markets,

Verbeke, W., Baesens, B. and Bravo, C. Profit Driven Business Analytics. Wiley. 2017.

Other Special Achievements

Tolga Bektas was awarded £16K from the Web Science Institute for a project titled ‘Web-based optimisation tools for collaborative planning in freight distribution’ starting November 2017, Investigators: Prof Tolga Bektas (FBLA) and Prof Tom Cherrett (FEE).

Cristián Bravo’s book ‘Profit Driven Business Analytics’ co-authored by W. Verbeke and B. Baesens and published by Wiley will be translated to Chinese and published by Tsinghua University Press in 2019.

Cristián Bravo has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Analytics which will start being published by the UK's Operational Research Society starting next year.

Cristián Bravo and Christophe Mues were granted one of the ESRC SCDTP fully funded PhD grants for the project “Improving SME Credit Risk Management with Advanced Predictive Analytics. The student will start on 1 January 2018.

Marta Degl’Innocenti organized the workshop on “Banking on industry: does banking architecture matter for stability, industrial structure, and development?” at Maastricht University, Netherlands, the 29 September 2017 with the support of the grant Policy|Challenge. (

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