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Asymmetric Impact Of Earnings News On Investor Uncertainty, Zihang Peng, David Johnstone, Demetris Christodoulou Jan 2020

Asymmetric Impact Of Earnings News On Investor Uncertainty, Zihang Peng, David Johnstone, Demetris Christodoulou

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We describe a model that predicts an asymmetric impact of disclosure on investor uncertainty. We show that good news tends to resolve more uncertainty than bad news, and that uncertainty can be revised upwards if the investors' prior belief is sufficiently strong and the signal is sufficiently bad. This result is in contrast to classical disclosure models, where new information always resolves uncertainty and the change in uncertainty depends only on the relative precision of the news. Using option‐implied volatility as a proxy for uncertainty, we find strong support for our predictions. We also show that our results are robust …


Moderator Impact Of Preferred Hrm Culture On The Relationship Between Work Values On Contextual And Task Performance, Palli Mulla K A Chandrakumara Jan 2018

Moderator Impact Of Preferred Hrm Culture On The Relationship Between Work Values On Contextual And Task Performance, Palli Mulla K A Chandrakumara

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This study examines the moderator effect of individual preferences for HRM practices on the relationship between work values and contextual and task performance (CTP).The relevant literature suggests that the notion of individual preferences in regard to their effect on CTP, moderator effect in particular, has received scant systematic attention.The data were obtained in a sample of 356 manufacturing sector employees in Sri Lanka. A three-step moderated hierarchical regression procedure was adopted to examine the moderating effect of individual preferences. The results of the study supported the hypotheses. Originally, work values and ethics had a direct effect on CTP. However, this …


The Impact Of Integration Quality On Customer Equity In Data Driven Omnichannel Services Marketing, Tasnim M Taufique Hossain, Shahriar Akter, Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong, Samuel Fosso Wamba Jan 2017

The Impact Of Integration Quality On Customer Equity In Data Driven Omnichannel Services Marketing, Tasnim M Taufique Hossain, Shahriar Akter, Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong, Samuel Fosso Wamba

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The plethora of digital channels has shifted multichannel services to an omnichannel environment. In the omnichannel context, the borderline of offline, online and digital channels is diminishing as consumers utilize several channels simultaneously to complete any purchases. Additionally, as more channels are introduced, the amount of customer data collected at each touch point is increasing rapidly. However, the urgent need to integrate all information with service attributes within these channels will result in increasing cost and consequently customer dissatisfaction if they are disintegrated. To address this phenomenon, this research focuses towards developing quality dimension for data driven omnichannel services marketing. …


Women In The Boardroom And Their Impact On Default Risk: A Pitch, Searat Ali Jan 2017

Women In The Boardroom And Their Impact On Default Risk: A Pitch, Searat Ali

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Purpose The purpose of this pitch research letter (PRL) is to apply the pitching template developed by Faff (2015) to an academic project on boardroom gender diversity and default risk. Design/methodology/approach The pitching template helps the pitcher to identify the core elements that form the framework of the research project. The PRL encloses a brief background about the pitcher and pitch, followed by a brief commentary on the pitch and personal reflections of the pitcher on the pitch exercise itself. Findings One of the best aspects of the pitching template is that it forced the researchers to think each item …


The Impact Of Consumer Search Behavior On Search Advertising In The Hotel Industry, Qiang Lu, Yupin Yang, Shahriar Akter Jan 2015

The Impact Of Consumer Search Behavior On Search Advertising In The Hotel Industry, Qiang Lu, Yupin Yang, Shahriar Akter

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This chapter proposes a conceptual framework to encapsulate our understanding of how consumers' search behavior influences the content in search advertising in the hotel industry. We suggest that firms can better match consumers' preferences and needs by embracing a trade-off between price information and product information in search advertising. The dynamics of this trade-off is driven by consumers' prior product knowledge and the type of advertisers in the competitive market. Our framework suggests that travel agents tend to focus more on price advertising in their search ads, whereas hotels do not change their level of price advertising in a competitive …


Cost Impact Of Hospital Acquired Diagnoses And Impacts For Funding Based On Quality Signals, Jim Pearse, Deniza Mazevska, Terri Jurgens Jackson Jan 2015

Cost Impact Of Hospital Acquired Diagnoses And Impacts For Funding Based On Quality Signals, Jim Pearse, Deniza Mazevska, Terri Jurgens Jackson

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Background Internationally, there have been efforts to adjust hospital funding based on the quality of care provided by the hospital. A variety of approaches has been used by different countries and payers. Incorporating quality signals into activity-based funding is also a possibility for Australia. This study set out to explore the cost impact of potentially poor quality care in Australian hospitals, and to understand the implications from a funding perspective.


Modelling The Impact Of Perceived Connectivity On The Intention To Use Social Media: Discovering Mediating Effects And Unobserved Heterogeneity, Samuel Fosso Wamba, Shahriar Akter, Eric W. T Ngai, Imed Boughzala Jan 2015

Modelling The Impact Of Perceived Connectivity On The Intention To Use Social Media: Discovering Mediating Effects And Unobserved Heterogeneity, Samuel Fosso Wamba, Shahriar Akter, Eric W. T Ngai, Imed Boughzala

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Early research examined the direct effect of perceived connectivity (PC) on intention to adopt information systems. In this study, we extend that research stream by examining the mediating effects of perceived enjoyment (PE) and perceived playfulness (PP) on the relationship between PC and the intention to use social media within the workplace. To test our proposed model, we collected data from 2,556 social media users from Australia, Canada, India, the UK, and the US. We applied the REBUS-PLS algorithm, a response-based method for detecting unit segments in PLS path modelling and assessing the unobserved heterogeneity in the data sample. Based …


Do Guns Displace Books? The Impact Of Compulsory Military Service On Educational Attainment, Thomas K. Bauer, Stefan Bender, Alfredo R. Paloyo, Christoph M. Schmidt Jan 2014

Do Guns Displace Books? The Impact Of Compulsory Military Service On Educational Attainment, Thomas K. Bauer, Stefan Bender, Alfredo R. Paloyo, Christoph M. Schmidt

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To estimate the causal effect of conscription on the probability to obtain a university degree, we use a regression-discontinuity design associated with the introduction of conscription in Germany. There is evidence that conscription increased the likelihood of completing higher education.


Following The Theme: Impact Of Marketing Awareness On The Consumption Of Themed Drives, Namita Roy, Ulrike Gretzel Jan 2014

Following The Theme: Impact Of Marketing Awareness On The Consumption Of Themed Drives, Namita Roy, Ulrike Gretzel

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This study highlights the changes in tourist behaviour on themed drives dependent on marketing awareness. It uses network analysis to empirically test the structural configuration of trips by visitors who are aware that they are driving on a themed route and those who are not using the Grand Pacific Drive in NSW as a case study. Results indicate the lack of a focussed itinerary and resultant complex travel patterns of unaware visitors.


Creating Business Value Through Agile Project Management And Information Systems Development: The Perceived Impact Of Scrum, Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas H. Johansen, Andreas Uldahl Jan 2014

Creating Business Value Through Agile Project Management And Information Systems Development: The Perceived Impact Of Scrum, Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas H. Johansen, Andreas Uldahl

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Value creation through information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) is a major IS research topic. However there still exists an ambiguity and fuzziness of the 'IS business value' concept and a lack of clarity surrounding the value creation process. This also true for organizations that develop IS/IT and for development technologies like information systems development and project management methods that are applied in the production of IS/IT. The agile method Scrum is one such technology. In the research presented here we studied productivity, quality and employee satisfaction as supported by Scrum as value creating measures. Our positive assessment is …


The Impact Of Ict, Workplace Relationships And Management Styles On The Quality Of Work Life: Insights From The Call Centre Front Line, Zeenobiyah Nadiyah Hannif, Anne Cox, Shamika Fernando Jan 2014

The Impact Of Ict, Workplace Relationships And Management Styles On The Quality Of Work Life: Insights From The Call Centre Front Line, Zeenobiyah Nadiyah Hannif, Anne Cox, Shamika Fernando

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Using a case study approach, this paper investigates how workplace relationships, management styles and information and communication technologies (ICT) shape and influence the quality of work life (QWL) in two Australian call centres: Govtcall and Marketplus. In many ways, call centres epitomise the shift towards technology-based work, with ICT defining and dictating both the work process and the management of performance. While call centres now represent a critical element of the business cycle of many organisations, the use of ICT in the work process has led to the emergence of various job quality issues. This paper argues that workplace relationships …


The Perceived Impact Of The Agile Development And Project Management Method Scrum On Information Systems And Software Development Productivity, Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas Heide Johansen, Andreas Uldahl Jan 2014

The Perceived Impact Of The Agile Development And Project Management Method Scrum On Information Systems And Software Development Productivity, Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas Heide Johansen, Andreas Uldahl

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This research contributes to the body of knowledge in information systems development (ISD) with an empirical investigation in form of a case study that demonstrates the positive impact of the agile development and project management method Scrum on information systems and software development productivity and it provides a useful operationalization of the concept through seven identified indicators for productivity. Despite the fact that the case unit had challenges with the use of Scrum, the indicators identified the areas where the company had managed to exploit the potential of Scrum and its practices with regard to increasing productivity. The research results …


The Impact Of Demographic Factors On Tax Compliance Attitude And Behavior In Malaysia, Abdullah Al Mamun, Harry Entebang, Shazali Abu Mansor, Qaiser Rafique Yasser, Thurai Murugan Nathan Jan 2014

The Impact Of Demographic Factors On Tax Compliance Attitude And Behavior In Malaysia, Abdullah Al Mamun, Harry Entebang, Shazali Abu Mansor, Qaiser Rafique Yasser, Thurai Murugan Nathan

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This research explored the existence of differences in the impact of demographic factors on tax compliance attitude and behavior in Johor Bahru, Johor. The sample for the preliminary study is small which 92 respondents only and thus the optimum of the results is limited. The result of this investigation shows the ignorance of taw law among taxpayers in Johor Bahru, Johor may be a significant concern to the Government. Majority of the respondents agree that cash received for work dine is taxable but view bartering goods with a friend and not reporting it, though illegal, on their tax return as …


The Impact Of China's New Labour Contract Law On Socioeconomic Outcomes For Migrant And Urban Workers, Zhiming Cheng, Russell Smyth, Fei Guo Jan 2013

The Impact Of China's New Labour Contract Law On Socioeconomic Outcomes For Migrant And Urban Workers, Zhiming Cheng, Russell Smyth, Fei Guo

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This paper examines the effect of having a labour contract on a range of employee outcomes (hours worked, social insurance coverage, subjective wellbeing and wages) for a sample of urban and migrant workers in China. A methodological contribution is that we use propensity score matching, which allows us to draw causal inferences about the relationship between having a labour contract and each of these variables. We find that the effect of having a labour contract on employee outcomes is generally large and larger than the findings in other studies suggest. As such, our results suggest that China's Labour Contract Law, …


The Impact Of Pre-School On Adolescents' Outcomes: Evidence From A Recent English Cohort, Patricia Apps, Silvia Mendolia, Ian Walker Jan 2013

The Impact Of Pre-School On Adolescents' Outcomes: Evidence From A Recent English Cohort, Patricia Apps, Silvia Mendolia, Ian Walker

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This paper investigates the relationship between attendance at pre-school school and children's outcomes into early adulthood. In particular, we are interested in: child cognitive development at ages 11, 14 and 16; intentions towards tertiary education; economic activity in early adulthood; a group of non-cognitive outcomes such as risky health behaviour; and personality traits. Using matching methods to control for a very rich set of child and family characteristics, we find evidence that pre-school childcare moderately improves results in cognitive tests at age 11 and 14, and 16. Positive effects are especially noticeable for girls and children from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. …


The Impact Of Information Opacity On The Relation Between Founding-Family Control And Cost Of Debt, Liangbo Ma, Shiguang Ma, Gary Tian Jan 2013

The Impact Of Information Opacity On The Relation Between Founding-Family Control And Cost Of Debt, Liangbo Ma, Shiguang Ma, Gary Tian

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The literature finds mixed empirical evidence for systematic relations between founding - family ownership and cost of debt. Using a sample of 3380 privately (non-state) controlled but publicly listed firms in China between 2004 and 2010, we find that, on average, founding-family controlled firms pay significantly lower cost of debt, relative to non-founding-family controlled firms. Further investigation reveals that the negative relation between founding-family control and cost of debt exists mainly in firms that are relatively less opaque. Our results are robust to different measures of cost of debt and information opacity. We further generate evidence that in regions with …


Impact Of Reduced Tick Sizes On The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Dionigi Gerace, Ciorstan Smark, Timothy Freestone Jan 2012

Impact Of Reduced Tick Sizes On The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Dionigi Gerace, Ciorstan Smark, Timothy Freestone

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Purpose - The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the 2005 reduction in minimum tick size in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). The tick size is the smallest amount by which the price of any exchange traded instrument can move.

Design/methodology/approach - This study involved univariate and multivariate (regression) analysis to observe the effect of the 2005 HKEx reduction in tick size on the volume, spread and depth of the market in affected shares. Findings - The shares affected by the reduction in tick size (those valued at over HK$30) showed a significant decline in …


Political Connection, Founder-Manager And Their Impact On Tunneling In China's Listed Firms, Liangbo Ma, Shiguang Ma, Gary G. Tian Jan 2012

Political Connection, Founder-Manager And Their Impact On Tunneling In China's Listed Firms, Liangbo Ma, Shiguang Ma, Gary G. Tian

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Reciprocal relationship, often regarded as mutually beneficial and secure, can actually be destructive and result in inefficiency. We provide evidence of such double-blade by studying the impact of political connection on corporate governance. Private firms in countries where the government controls the allocation of resources have incentives to seek political connections by hiring politicians or ex-politicians as top executives. Such political capital, however, may turn into political constraint when the CEOs fail to perform but use connections to entrench themselves. We take advantage of the unique setting in China to illustrate this argument. We show that politically connected CEOs have …


The Ownership And Ownership Concentration? The Impact On The Performance Of China's Firms, Shiguang Ma, Tony Naughton, Gary G. Tian Jan 2010

The Ownership And Ownership Concentration? The Impact On The Performance Of China's Firms, Shiguang Ma, Tony Naughton, Gary G. Tian

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This paper investigates the impact of ownership and ownership concentration on the performance of China's listed firms. By recognizing the differences between ownership and ownership concentration, and between total ownership concentration and tradable ownership concentration, we find that ownership concentration is more powerful than any category of ownership in determining firm performance and that it has approximately positive linear relations with firm value. The tradable ownership concentration has a more significant and positive influence on firm performance than total ownership concentration. The highest level of firm performance is approached when a firm is characterized with both total ownership concentration and …