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Embedded Ethics: Discourse And Power In The New South Wales Police Service, Ray Gordon, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger 2010 Bond University

Embedded Ethics: Discourse And Power In The New South Wales Police Service, Ray Gordon, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger

Ray Gordon

In this paper we report an ethnographic research study conducted in one of the world's largest police organizations, the New South Wales Police Service. Our research question was, `How do forms of power shape organizational members' ethical practices?' We look at existing theories that propose the deployment of two interrelated arguments: that ethics are embedded in organizational practices and discourse at a micro-level of everyday organizational life, which is contrasted with a focus on the macro-organizational, institutional forces that are seen to have an impact on ethics. Resisting this distinction between the `micro' and the `macro', we build on ...


Conviction And Punishment: Free Press And Competitive Election As Deterrents To Corruption, Xiaowen Tian, Vai Lo 2010 Bond University

Conviction And Punishment: Free Press And Competitive Election As Deterrents To Corruption, Xiaowen Tian, Vai Lo

Xiaowen Tian

Democratic institutions are not equally effective in curbing corruption. Using a criminal behavior model, this study formulates the hypothesis that corruption offenders, being risk-inclined, are deterred more by conviction-reinforcing democratic institutions than by punishment-reinforcing democratic institutions. Evidence based on cross-country regressions strongly supports this hypothesis, indicating that compared with competitive election, free press is a more effective deterrent to corruption. While shedding light on why corruption remains rampant in some electoral democracies - particularly the illiberal democracies - this study identifies a key to corruption control.


Foreign Bank Efficiency In Australia: What Makes A Difference?, Jan-Egbert Sturm, Barry Williams 2010 Bond University

Foreign Bank Efficiency In Australia: What Makes A Difference?, Jan-Egbert Sturm, Barry Williams

Barry Williams

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors that affect differences in measured efficiency of foreign-owned banks operating in Australia. The relevance of both comparative advantage theory and new trade theory to multinational banking in Australia will be tested.

Design/methodology/approach – A three stage research method is employed. First, estimates of foreign bank efficiency are drawn from a larger sample of domestic and foreign banks in Australia. Efficiency is estimated using parametric distance functions, applying several different specifications of inputs and outputs. Second, factor analysis is used to estimate a series of common factors drawn from ...


Business Failure Prediction Using Decision Trees, Adrian Gepp, Kuldeep Kumar, Sukanto Bhattacharya 2010 Bond University

Business Failure Prediction Using Decision Trees, Adrian Gepp, Kuldeep Kumar, Sukanto Bhattacharya

Kuldeep Kumar

Accurate business failure prediction models would be extremely valuable to many industry sectors, particularly financial investment and lending. The potential value of such models is emphasised by the extremely costly failure of high-profile companies in the recent past. Consequently, a significant interest has been generated in business failure prediction within academia as well as in the finance industry. Statistical business failure prediction models attempt to predict the failure or success of a business. Discriminant and logit analyses have traditionally been the most popular approaches, but there are also a range of promising non-parametric techniques that can alternatively be applied. In ...


Modelling The Glitter In Gold, Kuldeep Kumar, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Samir Shrivastava 2010 Bond University

Modelling The Glitter In Gold, Kuldeep Kumar, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Samir Shrivastava

Kuldeep Kumar

Academics have found it particularly challenging to develop parsimonious models that can accurately model and forecast gold price. One of the reasons could be the complex nature of gold market fundamentals. Arguing that the key to forecasting gold prices lies in analyzing the factors that generate investment demand (as opposed to gold supply and fabrication demand), we empirically validate a model that factors in consumer sentiments, interest rates, returns on stock market, and oil prices. Our findings indicate that although gold price has significant correlation with all these four variables, interest rate and consumer sentiments are only significant predictors of ...


Measuring Bad Leadership In Organisations, James Shaw, Anthony Erickson 2010 Bond University

Measuring Bad Leadership In Organisations, James Shaw, Anthony Erickson

Anthony Erickson

This study describes the development of a measure of the nature of bad leadership in organisations. We then use scales developed from that measure in cluster analysis to empirically derive a taxonomy of bad leaders. Data were obtained through a web-based survey that generated 717 respondents. Based on follower perceptions, the results identified seven types of bad leaders based on behaviour-focused scales and seven types of bad leaders identified were not "all bad" but rather perceived as extreme on just one or two characteristics.


Modelling The Glitter In Gold, Kuldeep Kumar, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Samir Shrivastava 2010 Bond University

Modelling The Glitter In Gold, Kuldeep Kumar, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Samir Shrivastava

Gulasekaran Rajaguru

Academics have found it particularly challenging to develop parsimonious models that can accurately model and forecast gold price. One of the reasons could be the complex nature of gold market fundamentals. Arguing that the key to forecasting gold prices lies in analyzing the factors that generate investment demand (as opposed to gold supply and fabrication demand), we empirically validate a model that factors in consumer sentiments, interest rates, returns on stock market, and oil prices. Our findings indicate that although gold price has significant correlation with all these four variables, interest rate and consumer sentiments are only significant predictors of ...


Investable Market Neutral Hedge Fund Indices: An Examination Of Whether These Indice Eliminate Market Risk?, Simone Kelly, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Anthony White 2010 Bond University

Investable Market Neutral Hedge Fund Indices: An Examination Of Whether These Indice Eliminate Market Risk?, Simone Kelly, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Anthony White

Gulasekaran Rajaguru

Market neutral hedge funds are attractive portfolio constituents when they eliminate market risk. Is this the case for the relatively new investable market neutral hedge fund indices? Given the significant growth in index investing and the number of investable hedge fund index products, we conduct the first empirical assessment of whether the investable market neutral hedge fund indices exhibit this characteristic.

To make this assessment, we adjust the Four Moment Capital Asset Pricing Model adopting conditional measures of systematic variance, systematic skewness and systematic kurtosis as the regressors. This new model is then used to test whether there is a ...


The Application Of Emotional Intelligence In Industrial And Organizational Psychology, Peter Jordan, Jane Murray, Sandra Lawrence 2010 Bond University

The Application Of Emotional Intelligence In Industrial And Organizational Psychology, Peter Jordan, Jane Murray, Sandra Lawrence

Jane Murray

No abstract provided.


Multi-Perspective Performance Reporting, Continuous Improvement And Organisational Performance, Errol Iselin, John Sands, Lokman Mia 2010 Bond University

Multi-Perspective Performance Reporting, Continuous Improvement And Organisational Performance, Errol Iselin, John Sands, Lokman Mia

Errol Iselin

The use of multi-perspective performance reporting systems (MPRS), such as the balanced scorecard (BSC), has become widespread. The BSC reports performance about four perspectives (learning and growth, internal business processes, customer, and financials). Although these systems are important (Libby et al., 2004), research in the area has only just scratched the surface, hence the motivation for this study. Continuous improvement systems (CIS) are another management accounting innovation. These systems constantly look for ways to improve performance and, if implemented, will be used in conjunction with performance reporting systems. This research studies the effectiveness of CIS in organisations using MPRS. The ...


Do College Students Learn By Correcting Missed Exam Questions?, Christiane Schroeter, Steven V. Green, Erin Bess 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Do College Students Learn By Correcting Missed Exam Questions?, Christiane Schroeter, Steven V. Green, Erin Bess

Christiane Schroeter

This study determines the learning benefit of correcting missed exam questions. The results show that in addition to exams being an assessment tool, they can also be used as a tool for student learning. The availability of this information will provide help considering design, development, and improvement of traditional assessment methods for student learning.


Libraries Breathe Sighs Of Relief, Carl S. Gaines 2010 CUNY Graduate School and University Center

Libraries Breathe Sighs Of Relief, Carl S. Gaines

Carl S Gaines

No abstract provided.


Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray McNamara 2010 Bond University

Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray Mcnamara

Ray McNamara

The coal seam gas industry is an important and rapidly developing sector of the Australian mining industry and the economy as a whole. This sector provides an excellent site to test the relevance of the Hotelling Valuation Principle (HVP) in explaining the market capitalisation of this industry sector. In addition, the test enabled the test of which reserve classification best explains the market capitalisation of firms in the industry.Currently, the majority of listed firms in this sector do not have positive cash flows from the sale of gas. The HVP posits that market values are a function of company ...


Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray McNamara 2010 Bond University

Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray Mcnamara

Simone Kelly

The coal seam gas industry is an important and rapidly developing sector of the Australian mining industry and the economy as a whole. This sector provides an excellent site to test the relevance of the Hotelling Valuation Principle (HVP) in explaining the market capitalisation of this industry sector. In addition, the test enabled the test of which reserve classification best explains the market capitalisation of firms in the industry.Currently, the majority of listed firms in this sector do not have positive cash flows from the sale of gas. The HVP posits that market values are a function of company ...


Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray McNamara 2010 Bond University

Equity Valuation In The Coal Seam Gas Industry, Keith Duncan, Simone Kelly, Ray Mcnamara

Keith Duncan

The coal seam gas industry is an important and rapidly developing sector of the Australian mining industry and the economy as a whole. This sector provides an excellent site to test the relevance of the Hotelling Valuation Principle (HVP) in explaining the market capitalisation of this industry sector. In addition, the test enabled the test of which reserve classification best explains the market capitalisation of firms in the industry.Currently, the majority of listed firms in this sector do not have positive cash flows from the sale of gas. The HVP posits that market values are a function of company ...


Innate And Discretionary Accruals Quality And Corporate Governance, Pamela Kent, James Routledge, Jenny Stewart 2010 Bond University

Innate And Discretionary Accruals Quality And Corporate Governance, Pamela Kent, James Routledge, Jenny Stewart

Pamela Kent

This paper extends previous research on the association between corporate governance mechanisms and accruals quality. We derive measures of the discretionary and innate components of accruals quality and regress them against corporate governance characteristics. For discretionary accruals, we find use of a Big 4 audit firm and a larger audit committee as the primary governance mechanisms associated with higher accruals quality. For innate accruals quality, we find that higher quality is associated with an independent board of directors, a larger, more independent and more active audit committee, and use of a Big 4 audit firm. Our findings suggest a stronger ...


Corporate Governance And Company Performance In Australia, Jacqueline Christensen, Pamela Kent, Jenny Steward 2010 Bond University

Corporate Governance And Company Performance In Australia, Jacqueline Christensen, Pamela Kent, Jenny Steward

Pamela Kent

This study tests whether the adoption of Australian best practice corporate governance recommendations have a positive or negative relation with financial performance measured by return on assets (ROA) and Tobin's Q. The governance mechanisms associated with increased ROA and Tobin's Q are the existence of an audit, nomination and remuneration committee in Australia suggesting they are particularly beneficial to companies. We found evidence that a significant negative relation exits between the number of directors and proportion of independent directors on the board and the presence of a dual CEO/Chairperson and ROA. There is a significant positive relation ...


Application Of Stakeholder Theory To Corporate Environmental Disclosures, Pamela Kent, Christopher Chan 2010 Bond University

Application Of Stakeholder Theory To Corporate Environmental Disclosures, Pamela Kent, Christopher Chan

Pamela Kent

Ullmann's (1985) three-dimensional model of social responsibility disclosure is tested to determine whether it can be operationalized to help explain the quantity and quality of environmental disclosures in Australian annual reports. The stakeholder power dimension of Ullmann's framework is significant in explaining environmental disclosures while content of the mission statement and existence or otherwise of environmental or social responsibility committees also find strong statistically significant support in the results. Ullmann's stakeholder theory has previously been applied to explain social disclosures in general (Roberts, 1992) and is an important theory because it introduces a measure of strategy. The ...


Crear Inflación, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

Crear Inflación, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Stress Management Essential: Creative Problem Solving, Mayo Clinic Staff 2010 University of North Texas Health Science Center

Stress Management Essential: Creative Problem Solving, Mayo Clinic Staff

Interpersonal Skills

Available here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-management/SR00040/NSECTIONGROUP=2


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