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Career Capital Development Of Women In The Arab Middle East Context: Addressing The Pipeline Block, Payyazhi Jayashree, Valerie Lindsay, Grace Mccarthy Jan 2020

Career Capital Development Of Women In The Arab Middle East Context: Addressing The Pipeline Block, Payyazhi Jayashree, Valerie Lindsay, Grace Mccarthy

Sydney Business School - Papers

Taking a career capital approach, this paper addresses the issue of ‘pipeline block’ frequently experienced by women seeking career advancement. Focusing on the Arab Middle East (AME) region, we take a contextually relevant multi-level approach to examine these issues. The study uses a qualitative, interview-based approach, drawing on data obtained from women leaders from the AME region. Drawing on Bourdieu’s capital-field-habitus framework, we explore how women in the AME developed career capital in particular organizational fields. Our findings show the importance of human and social capital, as well as the influence of habitus for women’s career advancement in ...


Customer Analytics Capabilities In The Big Data Spectrum: A Systematic Approach To Achieve Sustainable Firm Performance, Md Afnan Hossain, Shahriar Akter, Venkata K. Yanamandram Jan 2020

Customer Analytics Capabilities In The Big Data Spectrum: A Systematic Approach To Achieve Sustainable Firm Performance, Md Afnan Hossain, Shahriar Akter, Venkata K. Yanamandram

Sydney Business School - Papers

Customer analytics plays a vital role in generating insights from big data to improve service innovation, product development, personalization, and managerial decision-making; yet, no academic study has investigated customer analytics capability through which it is possible to achieve sustainable business growth. To close this gap, this chapter explores the constructs of the customer analytics capability by drawing on a systematic review of the literature in the big data spectrum. The chapter's interpretive framework portrays a definitional aspect of customer analytics, the importance of customer analytics, and customer analytics capability constructs. The study proposes a customer analytics capability model, which ...


Lean Six Sigma And Quality Frameworks In Higher Education - A Review Of Literature, Janelle Davidson, Oriana Price, Matthew P. Pepper Jan 2020

Lean Six Sigma And Quality Frameworks In Higher Education - A Review Of Literature, Janelle Davidson, Oriana Price, Matthew P. Pepper

Faculty of Business - Papers

2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper aims to present a review of literature that considers the use of quality frameworks in higher education (HE). Quality frameworks provide a minimum standard of teaching and learning of students. This systematic literature review identifies the tools and techniques to continuously improve the systems and processes that underpin teaching and learning are missing. With this in mind, the authors present a focus on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) as an improvement methodology adopted by the HE sector and present the factors that drive or hinder the implementation of LSS in higher education institutions (HEIs ...


The Coronavirus Contact Tracing App Won't Log Your Location, But It Will Reveal Who You Hang Out With, Roba Abbas, Katina Michael Jan 2020

The Coronavirus Contact Tracing App Won't Log Your Location, But It Will Reveal Who You Hang Out With, Roba Abbas, Katina Michael

Faculty of Business - Papers

The federal government has announced plans to introduce a contact tracing mobile app to help curb COVID-19's spread in Australia. However, rather than collecting location data directly from mobile operators, the proposed TraceTogether app will use Bluetooth technology to sense whether users who have voluntarily opted-in have come within nine metres of one another.


Green Reputation Of Hotel Improvement Through Green Accounting And Harmonious Culture, Tjokorda Raka, I Astawa, Parulian Silaen Jan 2020

Green Reputation Of Hotel Improvement Through Green Accounting And Harmonious Culture, Tjokorda Raka, I Astawa, Parulian Silaen

Faculty of Business - Papers

This study aims to test green accounting which is moderated by harmonious culture (green culture) in building a green reputation of a hotel. Green accounting activities consisted of environmental awareness, environmental involvement, and environmental reporting. The concept of harmonious culture emphasises the harmonisation with God, human being, and the environment to reach happiness. The implementation of the two variables legitimates a green hotel, and therefore acts as a signal for consumers to help in hotel selection. Quantitative analysis with Partial Least Square (PLS) method was used to process data collected through questionnaires. Sampling was conducted using purposive sampling with criteria ...


Understanding Supply Chain Analytics Capabilities And Agility For Data-Rich Environments, Samuel Fosso Wamba, Shahriar Akter Jan 2019

Understanding Supply Chain Analytics Capabilities And Agility For Data-Rich Environments, Samuel Fosso Wamba, Shahriar Akter

Sydney Business School - Papers

Purpose: Big data-driven supply chain analytics capability (SCAC) is now emerging as the next frontier of supply chain transformation. Yet, very few studies have been directed to identify its dimensions, subdimensions and model their holistic impact on supply chain agility (SCAG) and firm performance (FPER). Therefore, to fill this gap, the purpose of this paper is to develop and validate a dynamic SCAC model and assess both its direct and indirect impact on FPER using analytics-driven SCAG as a mediator.

Design/methodology/approach: The study draws on the emerging literature on big data, the resource-based view and the dynamic capability ...


Involving Kids In Making Schools Sustainable Spreads The Message Beyond The Classroom, Belinda Kathlyn Gibbons, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Stephanie Perkiss Jan 2019

Involving Kids In Making Schools Sustainable Spreads The Message Beyond The Classroom, Belinda Kathlyn Gibbons, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Stephanie Perkiss

Sydney Business School - Papers

The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students' global, environmentally conscious minds. Modern education isn't only about teaching kids the traditional concepts of say, English and Mathematics - it is also about helping to develop confident adults and informed citizens.


How Westpac Is Alleged To Have Broken Anti-Money Laundering Laws 23 Million Times, Ian K. Fargher Jan 2019

How Westpac Is Alleged To Have Broken Anti-Money Laundering Laws 23 Million Times, Ian K. Fargher

Sydney Business School - Papers

Australia's second-biggest bank, Westpac, is poised to overtake the biggest, the Commonwealth Bank. Not in terms of assets, earnings or market capitalisation, but in having to pay the heftiest fine in Australian corporate history.


An Investigation In The Sustainable Economic Practices Of Ecovillages, Oriana Price, Mary Johnsson, Emma Heffernan, Belinda Gibbons Jan 2019

An Investigation In The Sustainable Economic Practices Of Ecovillages, Oriana Price, Mary Johnsson, Emma Heffernan, Belinda Gibbons

Faculty of Business - Papers

Ecovillages represent an alternative yet innovative form of residential living that prioritises community and sustainability. However, prior worldwide research suggests that 90% of ecovillages fail to sustain as living communities. This 2019 report represents Phase 2 of a small project investigating practices within one Australian ecovillage. The original focus was on what kinds of economic practices can help to sustain ecovillage viability. The findings that emerged suggest that an integrated learning approach that considers sociocultural, ecological and economic factors might develop a more durable approach to practising and ‘living’ sustainability.


Modelling Trade-Offs In Students' Choice Set When Determining Universities, Andriani Kusumawati, Nelson Perera, Venkata K. Yanamandram Jan 2019

Modelling Trade-Offs In Students' Choice Set When Determining Universities, Andriani Kusumawati, Nelson Perera, Venkata K. Yanamandram

Faculty of Business - Papers

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors influencing Indonesian students' choice of university by estimating the trade-off students make in selecting a university.

Design/methodology/approach - Conjoint analysis was used to examine the relative importance and the part-worth scores of the attributes that influence students' public university preferences in Indonesia.

Findings - High-school leavers in Indonesia trade off university preferences and view advice from family, friends, and/or teachers, reputation, and job prospects as important factors for selecting a public university. Two different preference-based segments of prospective students were identified from cluster analysis, and classified as either ...


Identity Work By A Non-White Immigrant Business Scholar: Autoethnographic Vignettes Of Covering And Accenting, Mario Fernando, James Reveley, Mark Learmonth Jan 2019

Identity Work By A Non-White Immigrant Business Scholar: Autoethnographic Vignettes Of Covering And Accenting, Mario Fernando, James Reveley, Mark Learmonth

Faculty of Business - Papers

How do immigrants with multiple sources of identity deal with the identity tensions that arise from misidentification within the workplace? In order to answer this question, we reposition two under-researched self-presentational identity work strategies - covering and accenting - as particular types of intersectional identity work. Adopting a minoritarian perspective, we apply this framework to an autoethnographic study of a non-white business scholar's identity work. To the extent that covering and accenting allow the scholar to draw identity resources from non-threatening and widely available social identities, we find that this work enables him to avoid being discredited in the eyes of ...


Does Practice Make Micro-Entrepreneurs Perfect? An Investigation Of Expertise Acquisition Using Effectuation And Causation, Nadeera Ranabahu Mudiyanselage, Mary Barrett Jan 2019

Does Practice Make Micro-Entrepreneurs Perfect? An Investigation Of Expertise Acquisition Using Effectuation And Causation, Nadeera Ranabahu Mudiyanselage, Mary Barrett

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper reports on a study testing whether and how the use of effectuation and causation logics influences deliberate practice in businesses started by microfinance borrowers ("micro-entrepreneurs") in Sri Lanka. Using mixed methods, we surveyed clients of a large Sri Lankan microfinance institution and deepened findings from the survey through 24 interviews. In this way, we identified specific patterns of relationships between principles of the two logics and five elements of deliberate practice identified in the expertise literature from cognitive science. We found that both effectual and causal logics (but not effectuation alone) facilitate deliberate practice, an important result since ...


Engaging Postgraduate International Students Online: An Autoethnographic Reflection Revealing Lessons Learned As An Early Career Academic, Laura L. Rook Jan 2019

Engaging Postgraduate International Students Online: An Autoethnographic Reflection Revealing Lessons Learned As An Early Career Academic, Laura L. Rook

Faculty of Business - Papers

This article presents an autoethnographic account of a project implemented to increase online student engagement in a postgraduate organisational behaviour subject comprised predominantly of international students. Autoethnography provided a lens to critically explore my andragogical practice as an early career academic (ECR) engaged in teaching across multiple campuses and online in a regional university. Following Brookfield's (2017) process of critical reflection whereby the illumination of power is considered, my reflections are presented and the valuable lessons I learned are highlighted. This account aims to extend our sociological understanding of online student engagement and the challenges experienced as an ECR ...


The Enduring And Evolving Influence Of Ball And Brown (1968), Karen L. Benson, Millicent M. Chang, Philip Gray, Sue Wright Jan 2019

The Enduring And Evolving Influence Of Ball And Brown (1968), Karen L. Benson, Millicent M. Chang, Philip Gray, Sue Wright

Faculty of Business - Papers

Background In this virtual special issue (VSI) we acknowledge the contribution of Ball and Brown (1968) [BB68] and select some key papers from the Australian Journal of Management (AJM), published since its inception in 1976, that demonstrate how Ball and Brown influenced, and in many cases inspired, the research agendas of Australian and New Zealand researchers. AJM is particularly proud to acknowledge the connection with Ray Ball and Philip Brown. Not only did these scholars strongly influence the research agenda of AJM authors but Ray and Philip were both instrumental in the establishment and development of the Journal. The Australian ...


The Impact Of Parental Illness On Children's Schooling And Labour Force Participation: Evidence From Vietnam, Silvia Mendolia, Ngoc Hong Nguyen, Oleg Yerokhin Jan 2019

The Impact Of Parental Illness On Children's Schooling And Labour Force Participation: Evidence From Vietnam, Silvia Mendolia, Ngoc Hong Nguyen, Oleg Yerokhin

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper investigates the relationship between parental illness and children's engagement in education and labour market, using a panel data from Vietnam. While there is substantial evidence showing the intergenerational transmission of health, the literature investigating the impact of parental health on children's educational and labour market outcomes is limited, especially in developing countries. We use child fixed effects and control for a detailed set of household and local area characteristics. Our main findings show that maternal illness substantially decreases chances of being enrolled in school for children between 11 and 23 years old and, at the same ...


Real‐Time Inflation Forecast Combination For Time‐Varying Coefficient Models, Bo Zhang Jan 2019

Real‐Time Inflation Forecast Combination For Time‐Varying Coefficient Models, Bo Zhang

Faculty of Business - Papers

We use real‐time macroeconomic variables and combination forecasts with both time‐varying weights and equal weights to forecast inflation in the USA. The combination forecasts compare three sets of commonly used time‐varying coefficient autoregressive models: Gaussian distributed errors, errors with stochastic volatility, and errors with moving average stochastic volatility. Both point forecasts and density forecasts suggest that models combined by equal weights do not produce worse forecasts than those with time‐varying weights. We also find that variable selection, the allowance of time‐varying lag length choice, and the stochastic volatility specification significantly improve forecast performance over standard ...


Cutting Penalty Rates Was Supposed To Create Jobs. It Hasn’T, And Here’S Why Not, Martin J. O'Brien Jan 2019

Cutting Penalty Rates Was Supposed To Create Jobs. It Hasn’T, And Here’S Why Not, Martin J. O'Brien

Sydney Business School - Papers

After three years of submissions, hearings and deliberations, Australia’s workplace relations umpire, the Fair Work Commission, decided in 2017 to decrease the penalty rates paid to retail and hospitality workers on the safety-net award for working on Sundays and public holidays. For years employer groups had argued that high penalty rates (up to double standard pay) were an unaffordable anachronism in the modern economy, and the commission essentially agreed. In particular, it concluded the evidence was that cutting penalty rates (by between a quarter and a half) would lead to more trading hours and services on offer on Sundays ...


Assessing The Effectiveness Of Regional Policy Responses To Mass Redundancies: The Case Of The Illawarra Region, Australia, Martin J. O'Brien, Scott Burrows Jan 2019

Assessing The Effectiveness Of Regional Policy Responses To Mass Redundancies: The Case Of The Illawarra Region, Australia, Martin J. O'Brien, Scott Burrows

Sydney Business School - Papers

Regional economies historically reliant on large-scale manufacturing are particularly susceptible to episodes of mass employee redundancies. This was evident in the case of the Illawarra region in 2011 following the announcement of BlueScope Steel to close one of its two remaining blast furnaces. In common with recent closures of large manufacturers in regional Australia, the Federal Government reacted with policies to help redundant workers obtain reemployment as well as investment attraction strategies to create employment in the region. The research presented here uses a longitudinal and mixed methods approach to analyse the effectiveness of these policies. We uncovered a number ...


Conformance Or Evasion: Employment Legislation And Employment Practices In Self-Contained Tourist Resorts, Ali Najeeb, Mary Barrett Jan 2019

Conformance Or Evasion: Employment Legislation And Employment Practices In Self-Contained Tourist Resorts, Ali Najeeb, Mary Barrett

Faculty of Business - Papers

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how resort managers respond to employment legislation (Law No.02/2008).

Design/methodology/approach: The qualitative case study data from seven self-contained tourist resorts in the Maldives were used to investigate the managerial responses to employment legislation.

Findings: Resort managers' responses ranged from passive compliance to active resistance, with decoupling through opportunism as the dominant strategy used to circumvent the legislation. Some human resource management (HRM) practices emerged from resort managers' interactions with external stakeholders and employees. Strategic responses and HRM practices were driven by a search for legitimacy or efficiency ...


How And When Does The Brand Orientation-Market Orientation Nexus Matter?, Wai Jin (Thomas) Lee, Aron O'Cass, Phyra Sok Jan 2019

How And When Does The Brand Orientation-Market Orientation Nexus Matter?, Wai Jin (Thomas) Lee, Aron O'Cass, Phyra Sok

Faculty of Business - Papers

Purpose: While extant research highlights the importance of both market orientation and brand orientation in brand success, it is still unclear how they actually combine to contribute to brand performance. Grounded in the theoretical perspectives of the resource-based view and dynamic capabilities, this study unpacks how, and when, brand orientation and market orientation link systematically to influence brand performance. Design/methodology/approach: In testing the research hypotheses involving mediation and moderation effects, survey data were gathered from a sample of business firms in the manufacturing sector and analyzed through regression analysis. Findings: The results suggest brand orientation manifests through market ...


Earnings Quality And Corporate Social Disclosure: The Moderating Role Of State And Foreign Ownership In Vietnamese Listed Firms, Trang Cam Hoang, Indra Abeysekera, Shiguang Ma Jan 2019

Earnings Quality And Corporate Social Disclosure: The Moderating Role Of State And Foreign Ownership In Vietnamese Listed Firms, Trang Cam Hoang, Indra Abeysekera, Shiguang Ma

Faculty of Business - Papers

By investigating the effect of earnings quality (EQ) on corporate social disclosure (CSD) in the context of Vietnam, this study tests whether firms uphold managerial opportunism based on the agency theory or social responsibility based on stakeholder theory. It also tests the moderating effect of state and foreign ownership on the relationship between EQ and CSD. This study finds that the long-term perspective argument dominates in the relationship between EQ and CSD, indicating that EQ is positively and significantly associated with CSD. The study also finds that the increasing proportion of shares held by the government in firms weakens the ...


The Changing Importance Of Vacations: Proposing A Theoretical Explanation For The Changing Contribution Of Vacations To People's Quality Of Life, Melanie J. Randle, Ye Zhang, Sara Dolnicar Jan 2019

The Changing Importance Of Vacations: Proposing A Theoretical Explanation For The Changing Contribution Of Vacations To People's Quality Of Life, Melanie J. Randle, Ye Zhang, Sara Dolnicar

Faculty of Business - Papers

Vacations are assumed to be important to everyone because they improve quality of life through personal growth, self-fulfilment (McCabe & Johnson, 2013), improved mental health (Gilbert & Abdullah, 2004) and physical health (Chen & Petrick, 2013), leading to higher work performance (De Bloom, Geurts, & Kompier, 2013) and greater leisure life satisfaction (Neal, Sirgy, & Uysal, 1999). Vacations also benefit vulnerable groups, such as people with health issues and disabilities, and low-income families (Gump and Matthews, 2000, McCabe and Johnson, 2013, Pritchard et al., 2011). Contradicting the assumption that vacations are important to everyone, some empirical evidence suggests people differ substantially in the extent to ...


Financial Loss Of Life: The Homo Sacer In The Third Reich, Erin J. Twyford Jan 2019

Financial Loss Of Life: The Homo Sacer In The Third Reich, Erin J. Twyford

Faculty of Business - Papers

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how the Aryanisation program of Nazi Germany created a financial loss of life for Jewish victims. This program led to further losses including political and actual life within the concentration camps and gas chambers.

Design/methodology/approach This paper utilises Agamben's (1995, 2002, 2005) concepts of biopolitics, the homo sacer and the state of exception. I examine business histories of the firm The Interessen Gemeinshaft der Deutschen Teerfarbenindustrie (the 'Community of Interest of the German Dyestuff Industry' known hereafter as 'I.G. Farben'), German legislation and other historical documents to ...


Engineering-Based Design Methodology For Embedding Ethics In Autonomous Robots, Lindsay Robertson, Roba Abbas, Gursel Alici, Albert Munoz, Katina Michael Jan 2019

Engineering-Based Design Methodology For Embedding Ethics In Autonomous Robots, Lindsay Robertson, Roba Abbas, Gursel Alici, Albert Munoz, Katina Michael

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper explores the design process of robotics and autonomous systems using a co-design approach, applied ethics, and values-driven methods. Specifically, the approach seeks to move beyond traditional risk assessment toward a greater consideration of end-user exposure. The goal of the ethics-based co-design approach is to identify end-user and stakeholder values that guide the minimization of end-user vulnerability associated with the employment of autonomous systems. This design process is also used to identify positive consequences that probably increase human wellbeing as opposed to simply avoiding harm. We argue that biomedical autonomous systems design, during the preclinical phase, should bring together ...


Incorporating The Concepts Of Sharing-In And Sharing-Out In Csr: Australian Consumers' Perspective, Anjum Amin-Chaudhry, Alan A. Pomering, Lester W. Johnson Jan 2019

Incorporating The Concepts Of Sharing-In And Sharing-Out In Csr: Australian Consumers' Perspective, Anjum Amin-Chaudhry, Alan A. Pomering, Lester W. Johnson

Faculty of Business - Papers

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is based on attending to concerns beyond a corporation's shareholders. This concern embraces the concepts of sharing and caring for others. Logically then, the literature on sharing might inform theory and practice around CSR initiatives. To date, however, theory around the theme of sharing is absent from extant CSR literature, and, presumably, it is omitted as a perspective on CSR practice. This paper addresses this gap by empirically investigating consumers' responses to different types of sharing involved in a range of CSR initiatives. We test the sharing theory to provide generalizable conclusions. Data was collected ...


Interdependencies Of Internal Migration, Urbanization, Poverty, And Inequality: The Case Of Urban India, Edgar J. Wilson, Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Reetu Verma Jan 2019

Interdependencies Of Internal Migration, Urbanization, Poverty, And Inequality: The Case Of Urban India, Edgar J. Wilson, Kankesu Jayanthakumaran, Reetu Verma

Faculty of Business - Papers

In India, the number of metropolitan cities with a population of around 1 million people and above has increased from 35 in 2001 to 53 in 2011. Around 43% of the urban population resides in metropolitan cities.2 By 2030, the urban population of India is predicted to increase by a total of 163 million, relative to an increase in the rural population by 30.9 million (UN DESA 2014). Unplanned growth in the urban population tends to put pressure on regional/urban disparities and the rapidly increasing slum-dwelling population. In 2011-2012, the headcount ratio (HCR) based on US$ 1 ...


The New Australian System Of Corporate Governance: Board Governance And Company Performance In A Changing Corporate Governance Environment, Mark Rix Jan 2019

The New Australian System Of Corporate Governance: Board Governance And Company Performance In A Changing Corporate Governance Environment, Mark Rix

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper investigates the changing duties and responsibilities of boards and directors of Australian public companies. The corporate governance environment in Australia is currently going through a period of significant transformation raising the question of whether in this fluid and shifting environment company and board performance can still be assessed largely on the basis of profit, share price and dividends generated over the short term. These almost certainly will continue for some time to be the key metrics of company and board performance and it is hard to see how it could be otherwise. Nevertheless, a growing chorus of influential ...


Changes In Health-Related Quality Of Life: A Compensating Income Variation Approach, Paul Mcnamee, Silvia Mendolia Jan 2019

Changes In Health-Related Quality Of Life: A Compensating Income Variation Approach, Paul Mcnamee, Silvia Mendolia

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper investigates the relationship between negative changes in health and life satisfaction, using a sample from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia Survey. We use panel data models and estimate the life satisfaction impact of several different changes in health status to calculate the Compensating Income Variation (CIV) of them. Our work innovates with respect to the existing literature by using a more robust CIV method that takes account of the potential measurement error in income. Further, we produce the first set of monetary values for health losses using SF-6D utility values, one of the main measures ...


Assessing The Link Between Cultural Influences And Persuasibility In Online Daily Deals, Morakot Ditta-Apichai, Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong Jan 2019

Assessing The Link Between Cultural Influences And Persuasibility In Online Daily Deals, Morakot Ditta-Apichai, Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong

Faculty of Business - Papers

Individual's susceptibility to persuasion and cultural values are important factors that influencing consumer buying behaviour. This paper assesses the linkage between an individual's persuasibility to cultural values in online Daily Deals (DD) in their tourism and hospitality deal choices. DD websites are the online platforms that offer a variety of deals and display different types of persuasive information to influence buying decisions. Using correlation analysis of 423 online DD buyers, this paper shows that individual differences in persuasibility significantly link to specific cultural values and thus extends the persuasion literature. It also provides relevant practical implications on the ...


General Public Perceptions And Motivations To Adopt Children From Out-Of-Home Care In New South Wales, Australia, Betty Luu, Amy Conley Wright, Melanie J. Randle Jan 2019

General Public Perceptions And Motivations To Adopt Children From Out-Of-Home Care In New South Wales, Australia, Betty Luu, Amy Conley Wright, Melanie J. Randle

Faculty of Business - Papers

Recent reforms in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, prioritise adoption over long-term foster care. While previous research has examined motivation to foster, less is known about the interest by the general public in adoption from out-of-home care. A general sample of the NSW public (N = 1030) completed an online survey about adoption practices and their willingness to consider adopting from out-of-home care, with background questions on perceived social support and life satisfaction. Barriers to pursuing adoption were identified, including concerns about the characteristics of the child related to their experiences of care and personal impacts including financial costs. Availability of ...