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Cultural diversity and borrowers’ behavior: evidence from peer-to-peer lending (2021)
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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.

COVID-19 and Remote Learning: Experiences of Parents supporting Children with Special Needs and Disability during the Pandemic (2021)
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Shaw, T., & Shaw, A. (in press). COVID-19 and Remote Learning: Experiences of Parents supporting Children with Special Needs and Disability during the Pandemic. Education 3-13, https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2021.1960579

The closure of school buildings due to COVID-19 created a challenge for parents and teachers supporting children’s remote learning. This paper presents findings of a study that explored whether parents of children with special educational needs and d... Read More about COVID-19 and Remote Learning: Experiences of Parents supporting Children with Special Needs and Disability during the Pandemic.

Labour Controls, Unfreedom and Perpetuation of Slavery on a Tea Plantation (2021)
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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)
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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.

Low liquidity beta anomaly in China (2021)
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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.

Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management (2021)
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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.

Nonlinearity everywhere: implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk (2021)
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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.

Behavioural Framework for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Professional Accounting Firms (2021)
Journal Article
Ishaque, M., Attah-Boakye, R., & Yusuf, F. (in press). Behavioural Framework for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Professional Accounting Firms. British Journal of Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12490

This paper proposes a behavioural framework to complement professional accounting firms’ measures for managing conflicts of interest. Following an empirical examination of the process through which conflicts of interest affect accounting professional... Read More about Behavioural Framework for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Professional Accounting Firms.

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