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Explaining Union Mobilisation In The 1880s And Early 1900s, R. Markey Jan 2002

Explaining Union Mobilisation In The 1880s And Early 1900s, R. Markey

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The two great upsurges in Australian union mobilisation occurred in the 1880s and the first decade of the twentieth century. In both cases membership increased in scope and intensity: an expansion of the number of union organisations across a wider range of industries and occupations, as well as an increase of union density in industries and occupations where unions already existed. However, a major environmental difference between the two upsurges in mass unionism was the existence of a system of compulsory state arbitration, from 1901 in NSW and from 1904 in the Commonwealth. It has commonly been observed that the ...


British Transport History: Shifting Perspectives And New Agendas, Simon Ville Jan 2002

British Transport History: Shifting Perspectives And New Agendas, Simon Ville

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

This chapter is a contribution to the festschrift of Derek Aldcroft, formerly Professor of Economic History at Leicester and Manchester. It offers a retrospective on his contribution to transport history and suggests new research agendas for the subject.


Profiling Vacation Segments With An Environment Protection Attitude – A Strategic Marketing Approach Towards Sustainability, Sara Dolnicar Jan 2002

Profiling Vacation Segments With An Environment Protection Attitude – A Strategic Marketing Approach Towards Sustainability, Sara Dolnicar

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The optimal way of implementing sustainable tourism is to identify that particular market segment that cares about environmental issues and does not perceive it as sacrifice to treat the destination’s resources with care. This study aims at reviewing past endeavours in this direction and empirically illustrate the approach suggested by characterizing the group of sustainable summer vacationers in Austria. These tourists turn out to offer a strong basis for the creation of a sustainable niche segment for future marketing action.


Racialized Gendering Of The Accountancy Profession: Toward An Understanding Of Chinese Women's Experiences In Accountancy In New Zealand, Soon Nam Kim Jan 2002

Racialized Gendering Of The Accountancy Profession: Toward An Understanding Of Chinese Women's Experiences In Accountancy In New Zealand, Soon Nam Kim

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

In the last two decades or so there has been lively academic and political debate about the continued gendering process ofthe accountancy profession. Less attention, however, has been given to the impact of racialization of the accountancy profession on the lives of ethnic minorities and even less attention to ethnic minority women. Yet a growing body of evidence has forced critical researchers to clarify the additional barriers to success ethnic minority women face in the accountancy profession due to a confluence ofrace/ethnicity and gender/sex discrimination. This study of Chinese women accountants' experiences in New Zealand demonstrates that because ...


Effective Teaching And Learning In Accounting Education: Examining The Linkages Between Students' Perceptions Of The Teaching Context, Students' Approaches To Learning And Students' Outcomes, Anne Abraham Jan 2002

Effective Teaching And Learning In Accounting Education: Examining The Linkages Between Students' Perceptions Of The Teaching Context, Students' Approaches To Learning And Students' Outcomes, Anne Abraham

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Research in accounting education has almost neglected both student perceptions of the learning context and their approaches to learning. Instead, studies have focused on either the teaching context or the outcomes of learning. This omission has meant that accounting educators often experience difficulty in understanding students conceive learning to be, how they perceive the learning task, or how they approach learning. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the perceptions, the approaches and the outcomes of students in a business subject in order to discover how these students learn and thus to provide some strategies which ...


Applying Critical Ethnographic Methodology And Method In Accounting Research, Kathy Rudkin Jan 2002

Applying Critical Ethnographic Methodology And Method In Accounting Research, Kathy Rudkin

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

This paper provides a perspective on the methodological integrity of doing critical ethnographies. Critical ethnography investigates context specific social and cultural uses of accounting in an organization. This paper describes the nature and genealogy of ethnographic research. While this methodology satisfies calls for context specific and ideologically aware research, researchers need to be cognizant of their constitutive role in the ethnographic research they produce. Key limitations in ethnographic research identified are the limiting factors of language, the morphing effects of context, imperfections of the researcher, and ethical considerations surrounding the verification and ownership of data. Despite these limitations, strengths in ...


India: The Role Of Small-Scale Industries In An Emerging Economy, Shyam Bhati Jan 2002

India: The Role Of Small-Scale Industries In An Emerging Economy, Shyam Bhati

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The role of small-scale industries in the economic development of India in recent years is critically analysed in this paper. Various factors affecting the growth and development of small-scale industries and the problem faced by this vital sector of Indian economy is examined. The contribution of small-scale industries in employment growth, production, export promotion and other economic indicators are discussed. Conclusions drawn from the analysis of the data suggest that the various policy initiatives taken by the Government of India since independence have helped this sector to grow considerably. Some of the policies of the Government of India may, however ...


Competition And Innovation: Small And Medium Enterprises In The New Economy, Boon-Chye Lee Jan 2002

Competition And Innovation: Small And Medium Enterprises In The New Economy, Boon-Chye Lee

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The advent of the "New Economy" has important implications for how small and medium-sized enterprises will compete. This. paper proceeds by examining the key characteristics of the industries of the New Economy, and what they mean from the perspectIve of innovation and competition for SMEs.


Market Efficiency And The Returns To Simple Technical Trading Rules: New Evidence From U.S. Equity Market And Chinese Equity Markets, Gary Gang Tian, Guang Hua Wan, Mingyuan Guo Jan 2002

Market Efficiency And The Returns To Simple Technical Trading Rules: New Evidence From U.S. Equity Market And Chinese Equity Markets, Gary Gang Tian, Guang Hua Wan, Mingyuan Guo

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Numerous studies in the finance literature have investigated technical analysis to determine its validity as an investment tool. This study is an attempt to explore whether some forms of technical analysis can predict stock price movement and make excess profits based on certain trading rules in markets with different efficiency level. To avoid using arbitrarily selected 26 trading rules as did by Brock, Lakonishok and LeBaron (1992) and later by Bessembinder and Chan (1998), this paper examines predictive power and profitability of simple trading rules by expanding their universe of 26 rules to 412 rules. In order to find out ...