Auckland University of Technology

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Extracting Benefit from Harm: Using Malware Pollution to Analyze the Impact of Political and Geophysical Events on the Internet

    Unsolicited one-way internet traffic, also called Internet Background Radiation (IBR), has been used for years to study malicious activity on the internet, including worms, DoS attacks, and the scanning address space looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. The authors show how such traffic can also be used to analyze macroscopic internet...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Why Small Business Owners Should Not Worry About \"Money Left on the Table\" in IPOs!

    This paper is to investigate how those directors of listed companies to make profits when their firms were listed to public. It finds that directors of issuing companies usually get benefits from the money left on the table due to two factors. First, they usually retain larger percentage of shares...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Data Storage on a RFID Tag for a Distributed System

    RFID tags can store more than just a tag ID. Data on an RFID tag can be updated through local processing. This is in contrast to the EPC global standard of data-on-network. The research study explores how much data can be stored on an RFID tag. The scope of this...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Increase The Growth Rate In South Africa?

    Given the concern about the low growth rates in African countries, this paper deals with the issue of how to increase the said growth rates by using South Africa as a case study. This paper attempts to answer this question by examining the determinants of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Improving Web Information Retrieval Using Shared Contexts

    The effective utilisation of a user's context in improving the performance of web search engines is a subject of intense research interest. In particular, much attention has been directed to the enhancement of queries and the provision of more relevant information by taking user context into account. Progress in this...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    What Determines The Long Run Growth In Kenya?

    Lifting the long run growth rate is, arguably, the pursuit of every economy. What should Kenya do to enhance its long run growth rate? This paper attempts to answer this question by examining the determinants of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in Kenya. The authors utilized the theoretical insights from the...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Challenges Of Auditing Environmental Matters In Financial Reports

    This paper investigated the challenges and issues auditors face when auditing material environmental matters relevant for financial reporting. This paper adopted an interpretive methodology. Qualitative interviews with 18 New Zealand audit partners and managers from the North and South Islands provided the research findings. Legitimacy theory informed the interpretation of...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Managing Accountability Expectations In An Uncertain Context: A New Institutional Perspective

    The realities of many public sector organisations today is characterised by uncertainty, complexity, interdependence, diversity, and instability. Under such conditions, managing accountability expectations utilising New Public Management (NPM) principles based on conditions of certainty about expected results have created tensions that remain largely unexplained in current literature. Using two exploratory...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Civil Society~s View On Corporate Social Disclosure Through Gramscian Lenses

    This paper explores civil society's perceptions on corporate social disclosure using Gramscian explanation of civil society, political society and structural hegemony. Prior studies have looked at Corporate Social Disclosures (CSD hereafter) mainly from the managerial perspective and using theoretical lenses such as stakeholder, legitimacy and political economy theories. There are...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    CSR Reporting By New Zealand Financial Services Institutions: Analyzing Understandings And Motivations

    This paper investigates New Zealand Financial Services Institutions' (NZFSIs) engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting. The focus is on understandings of CSR, and also on perceived motivations for reporting on CSR activities and impacts. A thematic analysis of ten interview transcripts was undertaken; interviewees comprised eight personnel from three...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Does Contact With Accountants Influence Perceptions Of Accounting And Accountants?

    Drawing on social psychology theory, this paper compares the perceptions of accounting and accountants held by people who have reported no prior contact with accountants with perceptions of the recipients of accounting services and who have hence had contact with accountants. Analysis focused on ascertaining how contact, a recognised stereotype...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Mobile Payments: Their Effect on Purchase Behaviour

    A handful of studies address the issue that the mode of payment affects perceptions of money and purchase behaviour. Most of this research is in the area of credit card payments and this research shows that when a credit card based payment is used, the volume, value and type of...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Branding In China: Global Product Strategy Alternatives

    This paper reviews and discusses issues in translation of international brand names to Chinese, and provides a framework for brand managers who want to expand in China. Linguistic differences between Chinese and English are wide and deep, making translation of brand names difficult. Cultural context, pronunciation, written vs. oral language,...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Mobile Payments: Their Effect on Purchase Behaviour

    A handful of studies address the issue that the mode of payment affects perceptions of money and purchase behaviour. Most of this research is in the area of credit card payments and this research shows that when a credit card based payment is used, the volume, value and type of...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Branding In China: Global Product Strategy Alternatives

    This paper reviews and discusses issues in translation of international brand names to Chinese, and provides a framework for brand managers who want to expand in China. Linguistic differences between Chinese and English are wide and deep, making translation of brand names difficult. Cultural context, pronunciation, written vs. oral language,...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    What Determines The Long Run Growth In Kenya?

    Lifting the long run growth rate is, arguably, the pursuit of every economy. What should Kenya do to enhance its long run growth rate? This paper attempts to answer this question by examining the determinants of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in Kenya. The authors utilized the theoretical insights from the...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Increase The Growth Rate In South Africa?

    Given the concern about the low growth rates in African countries, this paper deals with the issue of how to increase the said growth rates by using South Africa as a case study. This paper attempts to answer this question by examining the determinants of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Data Storage on a RFID Tag for a Distributed System

    RFID tags can store more than just a tag ID. Data on an RFID tag can be updated through local processing. This is in contrast to the EPC global standard of data-on-network. The research study explores how much data can be stored on an RFID tag. The scope of this...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Challenges Of Auditing Environmental Matters In Financial Reports

    This paper investigated the challenges and issues auditors face when auditing material environmental matters relevant for financial reporting. This paper adopted an interpretive methodology. Qualitative interviews with 18 New Zealand audit partners and managers from the North and South Islands provided the research findings. Legitimacy theory informed the interpretation of...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Civil Society~s View On Corporate Social Disclosure Through Gramscian Lenses

    This paper explores civil society's perceptions on corporate social disclosure using Gramscian explanation of civil society, political society and structural hegemony. Prior studies have looked at Corporate Social Disclosures (CSD hereafter) mainly from the managerial perspective and using theoretical lenses such as stakeholder, legitimacy and political economy theories. There are...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Does Contact With Accountants Influence Perceptions Of Accounting And Accountants?

    Drawing on social psychology theory, this paper compares the perceptions of accounting and accountants held by people who have reported no prior contact with accountants with perceptions of the recipients of accounting services and who have hence had contact with accountants. Analysis focused on ascertaining how contact, a recognised stereotype...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    CSR Reporting By New Zealand Financial Services Institutions: Analyzing Understandings And Motivations

    This paper investigates New Zealand Financial Services Institutions' (NZFSIs) engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting. The focus is on understandings of CSR, and also on perceived motivations for reporting on CSR activities and impacts. A thematic analysis of ten interview transcripts was undertaken; interviewees comprised eight personnel from three...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Managing Accountability Expectations In An Uncertain Context: A New Institutional Perspective

    The realities of many public sector organisations today is characterised by uncertainty, complexity, interdependence, diversity, and instability. Under such conditions, managing accountability expectations utilising New Public Management (NPM) principles based on conditions of certainty about expected results have created tensions that remain largely unexplained in current literature. Using two exploratory...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Improving Web Information Retrieval Using Shared Contexts

    The effective utilisation of a user's context in improving the performance of web search engines is a subject of intense research interest. In particular, much attention has been directed to the enhancement of queries and the provision of more relevant information by taking user context into account. Progress in this...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Why Small Business Owners Should Not Worry About \"Money Left on the Table\" in IPOs!

    This paper is to investigate how those directors of listed companies to make profits when their firms were listed to public. It finds that directors of issuing companies usually get benefits from the money left on the table due to two factors. First, they usually retain larger percentage of shares...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Extracting Benefit from Harm: Using Malware Pollution to Analyze the Impact of Political and Geophysical Events on the Internet

    Unsolicited one-way internet traffic, also called Internet Background Radiation (IBR), has been used for years to study malicious activity on the internet, including worms, DoS attacks, and the scanning address space looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. The authors show how such traffic can also be used to analyze macroscopic internet...

    Provided By Auckland University of Technology