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Latest research news and achievements from SBS

Published: 10 December 2018
parcel delivery research

We cast a spotlight on some of the most recent activity in Southampton Business School, including publications, special achievements and funded research from November 2018.

Papers Accepted

Angell, Robert, (2018),Why museological merchandise displays enhance luxury product evaluations: an extended art infusion effect, Journal of Retailing, (ABS 4 Star)

Wu, Meng-shan, Chen, Cheng, (2018), Conceptualising and validating the social capital construct in consumer-initiated online brand communities (COBCs), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, ,DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.11.018, (ABS 3 Star)

Gong, Yu, (2018), Supply chain-based business model innovation: the case of a cross-border e-commerce company, Sustainability, Sustainability (Switzerland), DOI: 10.3390/su10124362

Platanakis, Emmanouil, Sakkas, Athanasios, (2018), The role of transaction costs and risk aversion when selecting between one and two regimes for portfolio models, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 0.1080/13504851.2018. 1486984, (ABS 1 Star)

Sung, Ming-Chien, Johnson, Johnnie, (2018), Prediction markets: theory, evidence and applications, International Journal of Forecasting, (ABS 3 Star)

Wu, Yue, (2018), Integrating berth allocation decisions in a fleet composition and periodic routing problem of platform supply vessels,European, Journal of Operational Research, (ABS 4 Star)

Papers Published

Baden, Denise, Homberg, Fabian, (2018), The Impact of Constructive News on Affective and Behavioural Responses, Journalism Studies, DOI: 0.1080/1461670X.2018. 1545599,

Bektas, Tolga, (2018), Disjunctive programming for multiobjective discrete optimisation, INFORMS Journal on Computing, DOI: 10.1287/ijoc.2017.0804 (ABS 3 Star)

Nguyen, Thuba T, Bektas, Tolga, Cherrett, Thomas, Mcleod, Fraser, (2018), Optimising parcel deliveries in London using dual-mode routing, Journal of the Operational Research Society, DOI: 10.1080/01605682.2018.1480906, (ABS 3 Star)

Wu, Meng-shan, Chen, Cheng, (2018), Conceptualising and validating the social capital construct in consumer-initiated online brand communities (COBCs), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, ABS (3 Star)

Ntim, Collins, How does banking market power affect bank opacity? Evidence from analysts’ forecasts, International Review of Financial Analysis, , DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2018.08.015, (ABS 3 Star)

Ntim, Collins, Zhang, Qingjing, (2018), A study of environmental policies and regulations, governance structures and environmental performance, Business Strategy and the Environment, DOI: 10.1002/bse.2250, (ABS 3 Star)

Cross, David, (2018), The future of workplace commitment, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, (ABS 3 Star)

Ko, Wai Wai (Joyce), (2018), External supply chain flexibility and product innovation performance: a study of small- and medium-sized UK-based manufacturers, European Journal of Marketing, DOI: 10.1108/EJM-07-2017- 0466, (ABS 3 Star)

Dao, Thong, Minh, Mcgroarty, Francis, Urquhart, Andrew J, (2018), The Brexit vote and currency markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, (ABS 3 Star)

Nunes, Manuel, Clemente Mendonca, Gerding, Enrico, Mcgroarty, Francis, Niranjan, Mahesan, (2018), A comparison of multitask and single task learning with artificial neural networks for yield curve forecasting, Expert Systems with Applications, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa. 2018.11.012, ABS (3 Star)

Nisar, Tahir, (2018), Understanding customer satisfaction in the UK quick service restaurant industry, British Food Journal, DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-08-2017-0449

Tantisantiwong, Nongnuch, (2018), Islamic calendar anomalies, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, DOI: 10.1002/bse.2250 (ABS 1 Star)

Tauringana, Venancio, (2018), Management accounting practices, governing boards and competitive advantage of Ugandan secondary schools, The International Journal of Management Education, DOI: 10.1108/IJEM-02-2017-0034

Conference Papers

Bravo, Cristian, Baesens, Bart, Credit scoring for good: enhancing financial inclusion with smartphone-based microlending, Proceedings of the Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems

Cross, David, Independent Consultants: A Segmentation, Definition, Review and Research Agenda, British Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Perez Diaz, Alvaro Gerding, Enrico, McGroarty, Francis. Coordination of electric vehicle aggregators, 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2018


Angell Roberts, Not all claps and cheers

PhD Completions

The following PhDs were completed in November.

• Muzaffer Alim supervised by Patrick Beullens and Julia Bennell

• AbdulRahman Badwan supervised by Francesco Rentocchini and Pawan Tamvada

• Moncef Nasri supervised by Tolga Bektas and Julia Bennell

• Le Quang Sang supervised by Tapas Mishra, Thomas Kuo and Teeven Soobaroyen

Other Special Achievements

Farooq Ahmad has had an article published in the newspaper. It’s a policy analysis of the healthcare reform in Pakistan and I advised the government of Pakistan for the smooth implementation of the reform. 11-19/page-4

Dr Philip Alford has brought an Erasmus+ project to Southampton which he was leading at Bournemouth.

The project is entitled: "Professional SMEs in Tourism: Transnational Development of Skills Acquisition". Essentially it concerns the Digital Transformation of SMEs and measuring and enhancing their engagement with technology for marketing. The value of the time transferred is approximately £15K.

Yehuda Baruch was appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Journal of Vocational Behavior, a 4* journal.

Dr. Cristián Bravo has been named Turing Fellow by the Alan Turing Institute. Dr. Bravo will have access to the institute resources and support for project applications, PGR researchers, industry contacts, and access to a large network of researchers in topics of artificial intelligence.

Dr Pingli Li’s applications for the Global Visiting Fellowship 2018 was successful. The application nominated Dr Dai from Renmin University of China as a Visiting Fellow from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2021, with a total research fellowship money £17,550.

Dr Tahir Nisar attended a #YESI Future Smart Cities workshop in Warsaw, Poland, 28-30 November. The workshop was organised by the Polish Government Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the British Council.

Dr Tahir Nisar and Professor Frank McGroarty have been granted an ESRC PhD studentship, valued at £66,000, in Quantitative Methods for the project titled "Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning in the Service Sector". As part of the project, they are allowed to recruit an international PhD student for a period of 3.5 years.

Stratos Ramoglou delivered a research seminar at Warwick Business School on the nature and limits of theory in management studies on the 13th November.




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