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Big data-savvy teams’ skills, big data-driven actions and business performance (2019)
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Akhtar, P., Frynas, J. G., Mellahi, K., & Ullah, S. (2019). Big data-savvy teams’ skills, big data-driven actions and business performance. British Journal of Management, 30(2), 252-271. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12333

Prior studies on big data analytics have emphasized the importance of specific big data skills and capabilities for organizational success; however, they have largely neglected to investigate the use of cross-functional teams' skills and its links to... Read More

Globalisation, governance, accountability and the natural resource ‘curse’: Implications for socio-economic growth of oil-rich developing countries (2019)
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Adams, D., Adams, K., Ullah, S., & Ullah, F. (2019). Globalisation, governance, accountability and the natural resource ‘curse’: Implications for socio-economic growth of oil-rich developing countries. Resources policy, 61, 128-140. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.02.009

Motivated by recent inconclusive debates on the natural resource ‘curse’ phenomenon, this paper reviews studies that have explored the causes and implications of natural resource endowments ‘curse’ within oil-rich developing countries (ODCs). Most of... Read More

Hide-and-Seek in Corporate Disclosure: Evidence from Negative Corporate Incidents (2019)
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Rudkin, B., Kimani, D., Ullah, S., Ahmed, R., & Farooq, S. (2019). Hide-and-Seek in Corporate Disclosure: Evidence from Negative Corporate Incidents. Corporate governance, 19(1), 158-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-05-2018-0164

Purpose: This paper scrutinizes the legitimacy tactics employed in the annual reports of UK listed companies after their major corporate scandals. Design/methodology/approach: For a sample consisted of 19 companies that are involved in corporate s... Read More

Determinants of corporate cash holdings: An empirical study of Chinese listed firms (2018)
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Ahmed, R., Qi, W., Ullah, S., & Kimani, D. (2018). Determinants of corporate cash holdings: An empirical study of Chinese listed firms. Corporate ownership & control, 15(3), 57-65. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv15i3art5

This study explores the determinants of corporate cash holdings in the Chinese context. As one of the largest developing countries in the world, China offers an interesting opportunity to explore the role of corporate governance, and ownership struct... Read More

Risk perceptions and risk management approaches of Chinese overseas investors: An empirical investigation (2018)
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Ullah, S., Wang, Z., Stokes, P., & Xiao, W. (2019). Risk perceptions and risk management approaches of Chinese overseas investors: An empirical investigation. Research in international business and finance, 47, 470-486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2018.09.008

This paper presents empirical evidence on how Chinese firms perceive and tackle risks associated with their overseas investments. Using a first-hand survey dataset of Chinese firms who invest abroad, we depict variations in (1) the levels of differen... Read More

Assessing the design of accounting modules across UK higher educational institutions (2018)
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Ullah, S., Kimani, D., Bai, Y., & Ahmed, R. (2018). Assessing the design of accounting modules across UK higher educational institutions. Cogent Business and Management, 5(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2018.1510717

The purpose of this paper is to uncover how accounting modules are designed across UK Higher Educational Institutions. We carried out a content analysis of Undergraduate Year 1 Accounting Module Handbooks for a sample of 12 UK Universities. The study... Read More

The role of country-level institutional factors in escaping the natural resource curse: Insights from Ghana (2018)
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Adams, D., Ullah, S., Akhtar, P., Adams, K., & Saidi, S. (2019). The role of country-level institutional factors in escaping the natural resource curse: Insights from Ghana. Resources policy, 61, 433-440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.03.005

Empirical research shows that developing countries that are rich in natural resources tend to suffer slow economic growth and development due to various factors such as quality of institutions, governance, among others. The phenomenon of slow growth... Read More

International evidence on the determinants of organisational ethical vulnerability (2018)
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Ullah, S., Ahmad, S., Akbar, S., & Kodwani, D. (2019). International evidence on the determinants of organisational ethical vulnerability. British Journal of Management, 30(3), 668-691. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12289

This paper proposes a model to explain what makes organisations ethically vulnerable. Drawing upon legitimacy, institutional, agency and individual moral reasoning theories we consider three sets of explanatory factors and examine their association w... Read More

International evidence on the determinants of organizational ethical vulnerability (2018)
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Ullah, S., Ahmad, S., Akbar, S., & Kodwani, D. (2019). International evidence on the determinants of organizational ethical vulnerability. British Journal of Management, 30(3), 668-691. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12289

This paper proposes a model to explain what makes organisations ethically vulnerable. Drawing upon legitimacy, institutional, agency and individual moral reasoning theories we consider three sets of explanatory factors and examine their association w... Read More

Dealing with endogeneity bias: The generalized method of moments (GMM) for panel data (2018)
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Ullah, S., Akhtar, P., & Zaefarian, G. (2018). Dealing with endogeneity bias: The generalized method of moments (GMM) for panel data. Industrial marketing management, 71, 69-78. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2017.11.010

Endogeneity bias can lead to inconsistent estimates and incorrect inferences, which may provide misleading conclusions and inappropriate theoretical interpretations. Sometimes such bias can even lead to coefficients having the wrong sign. Although th... Read More

Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies' multinational enterprises (2017)
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Akhtar, P., Ullah, S., Amin, S. H., Kabra, G., & Shaw, S. (in press). Dynamic capabilities and environmental sustainability for emerging economies' multinational enterprises. International studies of management & organization,

This paper enhances our understanding how country-level (government environmental policies, legal and market requirements, technological advances, among others) and firm-level (organizational size, culture, managerial characteristics, among others) d... Read More