Oxford Business & Economics Conference (OBEC)
June 24-26, 2007
St. Hugh’s College
Preface from the Conference Program Chair
The OBEC programme continues to show a healthy mixture of high standards of selectivity coupled with wide participation from our academic community: OBER received 326 papers of which 255 papers were accepted, providing an overall acceptance rate of 78%. All manuscript submitted for the conference went through a double-blind referee process.
Any ABER conference is only as good as the people who take time out of their very busy schedule to help put it all together. As Conference Program Chair, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Joy Grant of Manchester Metropolitan University, our local program coordinator and Alice Pargeter of St Hugh's College for their invaluable work in providing the necessary infrastructure and support for a successful conference. Finally, without your participation this conference would not have been possible. I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Program Chair, OBEC
"A Time Of Consequences" - Global Warming And The Domist Imperative For A New Political Economy
A (Pooled) Test Of The Complementarity Hypothesis In The Case Of Latin America, 1980-2002.pdf
A Bootstrap Test For Causality With Endogenous Lag Length Choice: Theory And Application In Finance
A Business Information Intensity Based Model To Assess Control Risk
A Comparative Study Of The Doctrine Of Corporate Groups With Special Emphasis On Insolvency
A Comparison Of Earnings Per Share Dilution Before And After Sfas No. 128
A Correlation Analysis Of English Language Proficiency And Performance In Content-area Cognitive Skills
A Currency Union Or An Exchange Rate Union: Evidence From Northeast Asia
A Disaggregate Look At Stock Price Behavior In Malaysia And Thailand
A Historical Perspective On The Male-female Wage Differential: Are Women Moving Forward Or Backward?
A Reappraisal Of The Relationship Between Relative Productivity And Price Levels
A Statistical Approach To Integrating Blasting Into The Mining Process
A Study Of The Readership Of Business And Management Journals
Abnormal Returns After Large Stock Price Changes: Evidence From Asia-pacific Markets
Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Organizational Ethics, Success, And Reputation From The Perspective Of Members Of The Institute Of Management Accountants
Addressing Accounting’s ‘Fifth Column’: The Complicity Of Standard Setting Boards In Off-balance Sheet Financing.
An Analysis Of The Internal Capacities Of Regional Exporters In Nsw, Australia.
An Assessment Of The Miller Perceived Environmental Uncertainty Measure In The Egyptian Manufacturing Sector
An Econometric Analysis Of The Determinants Of Takeovers And Mergers For The Uk Real Estate Market
An Empirical Analysis Of Factors Affecting Human Development Index In Developing Countries
An International Examination Of The Impact Of Auditing And Corruption On Earnings Opacity
An Intertemporal Analysis Of Foreign Borrowing For Developing Economies.pdf
Analyzing Indian Policy Holders’ Response To Attributes Of Life Insurance Products
Are Bond Fund Investors Irrational Or Just Too Slow?
Are Workers Better Payed In Foreign-owned Than In Indigeneous Firms? Evidence From Slovenia
Assessing Differences In Behavior Patterns Of Students In Two Countries: An Example Of Two Business Schools
Assessing the Climate for Creativity: Development and Psychometric Analysis of the KEYS Taiwan Version
At The Crossroad: Twin Deficits In The Asian Crisis-affected Countries
Backdating In Management And Employee Stock Option Plans: Measuring The Real Impact On Shareholder Value
Bank Lending And Evaluation Of Borrowers Credit Risk In Latvia.pdf
Behavioral Implications Of Asian Bond And Stock Indices During The 97-98 Crisis
Business Excellence Through 5-S And 6-Sigma
Can Global Politics Catch Up With Global Markets.pdf
Characteristics And Business Profiles Of Immigrant-Owned Small Firms: The Case Of Albanian Immigrant Entrepreneurs In Greece
Cointegration Analysis Of Bovespa And Istanbul Stock Exchanges.pdf
Comparing Apples With….apples: How To Make (More) Sense Of Subjective Rankings Of Constraints To Business
Competitive Pressure For Hong Kong’s Port: Will A New Competition Law Help?
Consistencies Management And Entrepreneurial Success
Convergence Between Turkey and the EU, Pnel Unit Root Test
Corporate Governance Disclosure And The Assessment Of Default Risk
Corporate Governance Quality And Firm Value In Brazil
Cross-country Differences In Capital Structure Determinants Of Multinational Corporations
Cyberscape: The Evolving Nature Of Product Placement In Second Life
Decision-case: Maruti Udyog Financing Strategy
Determinants Of SMEs Perceptions Towards Electronic Banking In Pakistan
Development Of Tourism Management In China: Tourism To Prosper In China Upon Her Further Developing Transportation Infrastructure
Digitization Of Music In The 21st Century
Dismissal And Discrimination: Illegal Workers In England And Australia
E- Research Methods
Economic Development And Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Case Of Albanian Immigrant Businesses In Greece
Education System As An Important Contributor To Knowledge Society– The Indian Saga
Effective Appraisal Systems: The Impact On Knowledge Sharing In The Lebanese Banking Sector
Effects Of Cash Flows On Share Intrinsic Values
Effects Of Virtual Education On Academic Culture
Emerging Southeast Asian And Taiwanese Multinational Firms And Their Internationalization Strategies
Empirical Trend On Factors That Influence The Institutional Investors Towards Investing In Malaysia Real Estate Investment Trusts: A Preliminary Study
Employment Regulation In Global Industries: The Maritime Case
Environmental Reforms In Hungary Viewed From The Lisbon Strategy
Ethics And Leadership - Imperatives For Organisational Change.
Ethnic Banking: Identifying The Capacity And Future Implications Of The Ethnic Banking Market
Evaluation Of Human Capital - The Stochastic Rewards Valuation Model By Eric G. Flamholtz
Executive Compensation And Firm Performance: Adjustment Dynamics And Asymmetry
Expert Advice, Control, And Hetrogeneous Beliefs.pdf
Explaining Unemployment: Could Culture Be The Missing Piece Of The Puzzle?
External Writer-extendible Options: Pricing And Applications
Faith & Reason: A Synthesis In Our Society
Firm Size And The Information Revolution. Does Information Technology Still Lead To Smaller Firms?
Foreign Exchange Rate Modeling: The Case Of The Pound Sterling Vis-à-vis The Dollar
Global Entrepreneurship: From Russia With Money
Hanga Waina Rohe Aoteroa:Creating New Zealand Wine Terroirs
Harmonic Analysis Of The Real Business Cycles
Hofstede - Culturally Questionable?
How Far Can Domestic Credit Growth Explain Speculative Attacks? Empirical Evidence From Turkey
How SMEs Engage In The Global Economy – Cases From New Zealand
How Sustainable And Irreversible Is The Banking Sector Reform In Egypt?
Human Resource Issues In Global Entrepreneurial High Technology Firms
Indigenous Management In An Ethnic Community: Successful Japanese-brazilian Entrepreneurs In Japan
Innovation And Performance In China’s Large- And Medium-size Industrial Enterprises
Inter-state Banking In The Eu And The U.s.: Similarities, Differences And Policy Lessons
International Conflict And Trade Relationship
International International Migrants Perception Of Contemporary Issues In Migration: A Study Of The Nigeria Diaspora
Investigating The Relationship Between Knowledge Sharing Behavior And Team Innovation Climate
Is My Superior A Manager Or A Leader?
Katherine Toland Frith, James Chen, Malcolm Chung.doc
Linking Quality And Strategy In Not-For-Profit Organisations: The Case Of BUMED
Managerial Entrenchment And CEO Compensation In Australia.pdf
Managing Change In Hungarian Higher Education: Key Risks And Their Handling
Mark G. Simkin, Stephen Kerr, Richard Mason.doc
Market Timing And Fund Selection Behaviour In A Developing Country’s Fund Industry: Thailand’s Equity Fund Case.
Measuring Sponsorship Effects On Consumer Purchasing Intentions
MizBiz: A Reflection
Modelling The Impact Of Automatic Fiscal Stabilisers On Output Stabilisation: The Case Of South Africa Versus Other Developing Countries
Narrative: An Alternative Way to Gain Consumer Insights
Nested Game Theory And The Analysis Of Complex Financial Events: A Clinical Study Of The Rjr Nabisco Merger/Takeover
New Insights For Trade Policy From Simple Economic Models
Overconfidence, Managerial Optimism And The Determinants Of Capital Structure
Planning And Evaluation Of The Sustainability Of An Agricultural Farm Unit: A Methodological Proposal
Playing It Rough; The Training Compensation Problem Of Professional Ice Hockey And The Attempts Of The Russian Federation To Play The Market.
Post-privatization Corporate Governance: Comparison Of Evolution Patterns In Western And Ce Europe
Poverty Alleviation And Strategic Management: A Research Agenda
Predicting Satisfaction With Weekend And Shift Work Schedules
Pricing Efficiency Of The 3-month Klibor Futures Contracts, An Empirical Analysis.pdf
Privatization Of Higher Education In Malaysia
Propensity To Bargain In Marketing Exchange Situations: A Comparative Study In The United Arab Emirates
Quality Of Teaching Surveys And The Course Evaluation Questionnaire; How Do Subject Surveys Relate To Course Results In Australian Universities
Reach Out And Touch: Global Knowledge At Your Fingertips
Reconciling Sales Promotion And Corporate Social Responsibility In The Beer Industry In France
Regressivity Of The Value Added Tax In Lebanon
Regulatory Burdens And International Income Performance
Relationship Management Or New Managerialism: The Relevance To The Entrepreneurial University
Relationship Marketing – An Overview And Summary Of Research, 1987-2005
Researching The Gap In Small And Medium Enterprise Competitor Study Practices.pdf
Service Quality Measurement: An Empirical Investigation And A Critical Evaluation
Sexually Transmitted Debt: The Practice Of Banks Taking Third-party Security From Wives. Critique Of The Legal Responses And Suggestions For Further Research & Reform
Simulation-based Decision Support System For An Uncertain Supply Chain: Case Study Of A Dairy Firm
Skills And Competencies For The Next Decade: An Examination Of Business Leader’s Views In The United Arab Emirates
Software And Information Technology Enabled Services (Ites) Industry In India: The Making Of Competitiveness
SOLIDERE: A Lebanese Model of Surviving Country Instability
Some Contemporary Ethical Issues Concerning Adam Smith’s “The Wealth Of Nations”
Strategic Decision Making Practices And Organization Performance: A Conceptual Perspective Of Malaysian Organizations
Strategic Development Of Service Orientated Architecture In Supply Chain Networks
Student Choice In The Australian Tertiary Education Environment
Student Engagement In Economics: An Integrated Solution
Sustaining The Success Of The New Zealand Wine Industry
Teaching Business Ethics Online: Integrating Technology and Theory.
Teaching Economics In Area Studies: Challenges And Responses
Telecommunication Pricing Tactics And Strategies – A Practitioner’s Perspective For Innovators And Disruptors
Testing For Non-linearity In Balancing Item Of Balance Of Payments Accounts: The Case Of 20 Industrial Countries
The Need For Value Education In Business Today
The Brazilian Dodge Or How The New Contractual Stability Rules Help Teams And Players Get Around The New Fifa International Transfer Rules And The Bosman Test Of The Ecj.
The Case Of Global Business And Terror
The Economic Paradox Of The Freebies Phenomena: How And Why Companies Give Stuff Away For Free
The Economics Of Organic And Conventional Cotton Cultivation In Mali: Country And Farmers Analysis
The Entrepreneurship-growth Relationship Re-examined: Does Governance And The Quality Of Financial Institutions Impact Entrepreneurial Activity?
The European Union’s Lisbon Strategy On ‘Competitive Economies’ And The Implications For Development Policy
The Fiscalization Of Land Use: The Role Of Revenue Raising Instruments To Finance Public Infrastructure
The Impact Of Outcome-based Teaching And Learning: A Case Study In Hong Kong (China)
The Impact Of Time On Franchise Contracts
The Implications Of Emergence Of China Towards ASEAN-5: FDI-GDP Perspective
The Liability Of Corporate Agents For Negligent Misstatement: A Critique Of The Decision In Trevor Ivory Ltd V Anderson And Recommendations For Reform In New Zealand
The Liability Of Corporate Agents For The Tort Of Negligent Misstatement: A Critique Of The Decision In Trevor Ivory Ltd V Anderson And Recommendations For Reform
The Multiplicative Impact Of Total Quality Management On The Bottom Line
The Prime-requisite Roles Of Managers In Modern Organizations
The Regime Of The Executive Stock Options In France
The Relationship Between Corporate Environmental And Financial Performance.pdf
The Significance Of Role Definition And Specifity On Performance-based Compensation: The Case Of Accounting Partnerships
The Use Of Student Journals In Teaching A Course On Conflict Resolution
The Value Relevance Of Economic Value Added And Intellectual Capital
The “Born Global Purchasers”: Internationalisation Through Outsourcing In The Uk Biotechnology Sector
Towards Perfect Organization; Creating Position Excellence Models Using Metaprograms
Trade Liberalization And Income Distribution.pdf
Understanding The Mindset Of Administrators Of Higher Learning Institutions In Malaysia– A Pilot Study
UPPING THE ANTE: "Corporate Governance" as Core Curriculum
Used Car: What’s The Use? A Philippine Experience Of Surplus Vehicles
Claim For Interference With Contractual Relations As A Means Of Retaining
Customers: How Effective Is It And What Are The Risks?
Using The Binomial Distribution To Analyze Analysts’ Opinions
Validating The Effectiveness Of The Training In Practice
Who Should Export? A Study Of Small- And Medium-sized High-tech Enterprises
Why Does Growing Up In An Intact Family During Childhood Lead To Higher Earnings During Adulthood?
Why Politicians Are A Threat To Job Creation: The Case Of Slovenia