Here are a few examples of our work that demonstrate research excellence and societal benefit.
Have businesses turned into a “Me! Me! Me!” world of narcissism? Current developments in society have stimulated increasing public interest in this topic, especially in relation to leadership. According to statistics, narcissism is particularly prevalent in younger adults today, also described as the “Generation Me”. So, we really need to know more about how narcissism affects business thinking.
Did you forget something?
It seems many of us are ‘abandoning our shopping carts.’ The issue is growing, and is faced by an increasing number of retailers across all sectors.
Impacting International Marketing Strategies for Brazilian SMEs
A School research team has been working with five Brazilian SMEs in their efforts to enter new markets and thereafter sustain competitive advantages.
Integrated Thinking Informs Sustainable Development
Conceptualising the contemporary corporate value creation process.
Take me to your leader/manager
Out-of-fashion terminology doesn't necessarily equal out-dated concepts.
Social connections, reference point and acquisition premium
A study that has attempted to quantify the old saying: It’s not what you know but who you know, by analysing social connections in mergers and acquisitions so as to evaluate the importance of social connections.
Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention: Do female students benefit?
In this study, Westhead and Solesvik explore what they term the “relatively neglected view” that entrepreneurship education does not benefit female students as much as male.
A Quarter Century Effort Yet to Come of Age: A Survey of Power Sector Reforms in Developing Countries
A report that investigates whether the gloal power sector reforms of the 1990s delivered the expected outcome of the availability of cheaper and more accessible energy.
The Productivity Effects of Multiple Pay Incentives
Recent theoretical papers suggest that multiple incentives (involving both individual and group benefits) might prove more efficient than single ones. This paper tests the theory.
‘Gimme Shelter’: experiencing pleasurable escape through the musicalisation of running
A study to investigate the role music might play to ease or improve the running experience.
Supply chain integration configuration: Process structure and product newness
Christos Tsinopoulos and Heather McDougall set out to use existing survey data to look in detail at how supply chains are integrated and configured.
Short-run and long-run dynamics of home price tiers
Following the 2007-08 housing bust the premise that homes are always a good investment is now shattered. Researchers from the University of Texas-Pan American and Durham University Business School compared the recent market boom and bust with previous run-ups and downturns in the housing market.
Stock market literacy, trust, and participation
This study looks at why some households invest in stocks and shares while others do not? Possible theories explaining non-participation include levels of optimism, the IQ of the investors (or non-investors), their political leanings and level of education.
Exploring the role of innovativeness and opinion leadership in diffusion
There has been much academic debate over the relationship between diffusion, innovation and opinion leadership. This research by Kiran Fernandes and Xiaohui Shi models the relationship between the three.