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Avatar Taxonomy: A New Technological Tool to Enhance the Consumer-Brand Relationships (2023)
Journal Article
Elsharnouby, M. H., Jayawardhena, C., & Saxena, G. (in press). Avatar Taxonomy: A New Technological Tool to Enhance the Consumer-Brand Relationships. Management & Sustainability: An Arab Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/MSAR-07-2023-0037

Purpose Avatars, which are used as a technology and marketing tactic, can embody consumer-facing employees and mimic their real-life roles on companies' websites, thereby playing a key role in enhancing the relationships between consumers and brands... Read More about Avatar Taxonomy: A New Technological Tool to Enhance the Consumer-Brand Relationships.

Interoperability: Our exciting and terrifying Web3 future (2022)
Journal Article
Park, A., Wilson, M., Robson, K., Demetis, D., & Kietzmann, J. (2022). Interoperability: Our exciting and terrifying Web3 future. Business Horizons, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2022.10.005

This article introduces the next major generational evolution of the web: Web3. We review the fundamental evolution of the internet and the web over the past three decades, including a brief presentation of the publications in Business Horizons that... Read More about Interoperability: Our exciting and terrifying Web3 future.

Conceptualising the panic buying phenomenon during COVID-19 as an affective assemblage (2022)
Journal Article
Zaky, A., Mohamed, H., & Saxena, G. (2022). Conceptualising the panic buying phenomenon during COVID-19 as an affective assemblage. European Journal of Marketing, 56(12), 3313-3346. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-11-2020-0796

Purpose-This study aims to conceptualise the panic buying behaviour of consumers in the UK during the novel COVID-19 crisis, using the assemblage approach as it is non-deterministic and relational and affords new ways of understanding the phenomenon.... Read More about Conceptualising the panic buying phenomenon during COVID-19 as an affective assemblage.

Cultural diversity and borrowers’ behavior: evidence from peer-to-peer lending (2021)
Journal Article
Chen, Z., Jin, M., Andrikopoulos, A., & Li, Y. (in press). Cultural diversity and borrowers’ behavior: evidence from peer-to-peer lending. The European journal of finance, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2021.2007496

We study cultural diversity and borrowers’ behavior using data from peer-to-peer lending platform Renrendai. We proxy cultural diversity with the Linguistic Diversity Index, measured by the population-weighted number of dialects spoken in a region, a... Read More about Cultural diversity and borrowers’ behavior: evidence from peer-to-peer lending.

Re-thinking de-risking: a systems theoretical approach (2021)
Journal Article
Tambe, N., & Demetis, D. (in press). Re-thinking de-risking: a systems theoretical approach. Journal of Money Laundering Control, https://doi.org/10.1108/JMLC-04-2021-0030

Purpose: This paper aims to explain the de-risking phenomenon through Luhmann’s risk/danger model and demonstrate that de-risking should be facilitated and encouraged. Design/methodology/approach: The paper applies Luhmann’s system theory and more sp... Read More about Re-thinking de-risking: a systems theoretical approach.

Labour Controls, Unfreedom and Perpetuation of Slavery on a Tea Plantation (2021)
Journal Article
Shahadat, K., & Uddin, S. (in press). Labour Controls, Unfreedom and Perpetuation of Slavery on a Tea Plantation. Work, employment & society : a journal of the British Sociological Association, https://doi.org/10.1177/09500170211021567

This article examines labour controls in traditional tea plantations in Bangladesh. This study finds how social and economic exclusion through discriminatory labour laws and labour–manager relations rooted in the ‘coolie’ system have built a captive... Read More about Labour Controls, Unfreedom and Perpetuation of Slavery on a Tea Plantation.

A Multidimensional Practice-Based Framework of Interactive Value Formation (2021)
Journal Article
Luyen, T., Shabbir, H., & Dean, D. (in press). A Multidimensional Practice-Based Framework of Interactive Value Formation. Journal of Service Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/10946705211025606

This study seeks to deconstruct the multidimensionality of the Interactive Value Formation (IVF) process within complex and prolonged Technology-Based Self-Services (TBSSs). Building on practice theory and Service Dominant logic, this framework sheds... Read More about A Multidimensional Practice-Based Framework of Interactive Value Formation.

Supply chain agility responding to unprecedented changes: empirical evidence from the UK food supply chain during COVID-19 crisis (2021)
Journal Article
Do, Q. N., Mishra, N., Wulandhari, N. B. I., Ramudhin, A., Sivarajah, U., & Milligan, G. (2021). Supply chain agility responding to unprecedented changes: empirical evidence from the UK food supply chain during COVID-19 crisis. Supply chain management, 26(6), 737-752. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-09-2020-0470

Purpose: The COVID-19 outbreak has imposed extensive shocks embracing all stages of the food supply chain (FSC). Although the magnitude is still unfolding, the FSC responds with remarkable speed, to mitigate the disruptive consequences and sustain op... Read More about Supply chain agility responding to unprecedented changes: empirical evidence from the UK food supply chain during COVID-19 crisis.

Growth of the Benefit System in UK (2021)
Journal Article
Bhattarai, K. (2021). Growth of the Benefit System in UK. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 2(1), 153-176

The benefit system has expanded by ten times in the UK after the adoption the Beveridge social security system in 1940s. It has protected vulnerable people but also brought price distortions and adverse consequences in the economy. Efficiency issues... Read More about Growth of the Benefit System in UK.

Restraining forces and drivers of supply chain collaboration: evidence from an emerging market (2021)
Journal Article
Oyedijo, A., Koukpaki, A. S. F., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Alfarsi, F., & Yang, Y. (in press). Restraining forces and drivers of supply chain collaboration: evidence from an emerging market. Supply chain management, https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-06-2020-0263

Purpose - This paper aims to investigate how restraining forces and driving forces impact supply chain collaboration in the context of Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach - A qualitative approach was adopted. Using semi-structured interviews, da... Read More about Restraining forces and drivers of supply chain collaboration: evidence from an emerging market.

Low liquidity beta anomaly in China (2021)
Journal Article
Frömmel, M., Han, X., Li, Y., & Vigne, S. A. (in press). Low liquidity beta anomaly in China. Emerging markets review, Article 100832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2021.100832

The conventional risk-based theory does not reconcile with the liquidity-beta anomaly in China: Low liquidity-beta stocks outperform high liquidity-beta stocks on a risk-adjusted basis. This striking pattern is robust to different weighting schemes,... Read More about Low liquidity beta anomaly in China.

The role of fairness in multi-tier sustainable supply chains (2021)
Journal Article
Oyedijo, A., Yang, Y., Koukpaki, A. S. F., & Mishra, N. (in press). The role of fairness in multi-tier sustainable supply chains. International Journal of Production Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1928319

Fairness is an important topic that forms part of an organisation’s sustainability practice and agenda, particularly from a social dimension. However, past studies have rarely considered the role of fairness as a driver of sustainability in multi-tie... Read More about The role of fairness in multi-tier sustainable supply chains.

Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management (2021)
Journal Article
Al-Shaer, H., & Zaman, M. (in press). Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management. Journal of applied accounting research, https://doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-12-2020-0243

Purpose: This paper examines the effect of audit committee (AC) reporting, measured by the tone of audit committee disclosures, in improving financial reporting quality as proxied by earnings management. Design/methodology/approach: The authors focus... Read More about Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management.

The role of hedge funds in the asset pricing: evidence from China (2021)
Journal Article
Zhang, J., Zhang, W., Li, Y., & Feng, X. (in press). The role of hedge funds in the asset pricing: evidence from China. The European journal of finance, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2021.1929373

We document that hedge funds nurture mispricing in the Chinese financial market. We examine the relationship between hedge fund holdings and the degree of mispricing, assuming that hedge funds’ stock holdings are mainly for arbitrage and not for hedg... Read More about The role of hedge funds in the asset pricing: evidence from China.

Supply Chain Management Systems in Africa: insights from Nigeria. (2021)
Book Chapter
Oyedijo, A., Adams, K., & Koukpaki, S. (2021). Supply Chain Management Systems in Africa: insights from Nigeria. In J. B. Abugre, E. Osabutey, & S. Sigué (Eds.), Business in Africa in the Era of Digital Technology: Essays in Honour of Professor William Darley. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70538-1

This chapter investigates the barriers and driving forces of supply chain collaboration in Nigeria as prior research has not adequately explored this issue in developing countries. Using an in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with purchasing an... Read More about Supply Chain Management Systems in Africa: insights from Nigeria..

Income Status and Life Satisfaction (2021)
Journal Article
FitzRoy, F. R., & Nolan, M. A. (2021). Income Status and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 23, 233–256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-021-00397-y

The importance of both income rank and relative income, as indicators of status, has long been recognised in the literature on life satisfaction and happiness. Recently, several authors have made explicit comparisons of the relative importance of the... Read More about Income Status and Life Satisfaction.

Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions (2021)
Journal Article
Vashisht, D., Sangar, S., Kaur, M., Sharma, E., Vashisht, A., Ibhadon, A. O., …Singh, K. (2021). Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions. Environmental Research, 197, Article 111142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111142

Pollution of water linked to microbial decontamination and extensive use of sodium chlorite (NaClO2 ) as a disinfectant, especially in the face of the current COVID-19 situation, is a serious water pollution issue that needs to be addressed. In this... Read More about Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions.

Nonlinearity everywhere: implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk (2021)
Journal Article
Amini, S., Hudson, R., Urquhart, A., & Wang, J. (in press). Nonlinearity everywhere: implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk. The European journal of finance, https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2021.1900888

We show that expected returns on US stocks and all major global stock market indices have a particular form of non-linear dependence on previous returns. The expected sign of returns tends to reverse after large price movements and trends tend to con... Read More about Nonlinearity everywhere: implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk.

A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics (2021)
Journal Article
Hyman, M. R., Shabbir, H. A., Hyman, M., & Kostyk, A. (in press). A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics. Journal of Macromarketing, https://doi.org/10.1177/02761467211001544

Contextualized in the current pandemic, this essay discusses social marketing and public policy efforts from a ‘social solidarity and care ethics’ perspective. It presents a prototypical inclusivity-based approach for managing pandemics, with adaptiv... Read More about A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics.