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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Impact Of Government Policies On MNEs And Local Organizations Environmental Initiatives

    MultiNational Enterprises (MNEs) are often perceived as the cause of environmental degradation in developing countries. Through the lens of organisational buying behaviour theory, this manuscript examines environmental practices via landscaping initiatives by MNEs and local organisations in Malaysia and Nigeria. Apart from governmental influence that did not discriminate between MNE...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Exchange Rates And Wages In Unionised Labour Markets

    The authors investigate the impact of exchange rate movements on wage determination in unionised labour markets. Using a simple model of international oligopoly, they show that organised labour has a rational incentive to accept lower wages in the face of a currency appreciation. This proposition is examined empirically using a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Does The Impact Of Employment Protection Legislation On FDI Differ By Skill-Intensity Of Sectors? An Empirical Investigation

    In line with previous literature this paper finds that strict employment protection legislation has a negative impact on the volume of inward Foreign Direct Investment. Rigid labor markets result in high adjustment and exit costs which deter foreign investments. The authors also find that the deterrent effect of inflexible labor...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Foreign Acquisitions, Plant Survival, And Employment Growth

    This paper analyses the effect of foreign acquisition on survival probability and employment growth of target plant using data on Swedish manufacturing plants during the period 1993-2002. An improvement over previous studies is that the authors take into account firm level heterogeneity by separating the targeted plants into those within...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Time To Build Capital: Revisiting Investment-Cashflow Sensitivities

    Is cash flow important in explaining investment dynamics? A large body of empirical work argues that it is. This finding is further taken as evidence of capital market imperfections. The authors argue that time-to-build for capital projects creates an investment cash flow sensitivity as found in empirical studies that may...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Modelling The Persistence Of Credit Ratings When Firms Face Financial Constraints, Recessions And Credit Crunches

    Making accurate predictions of corporate credit ratings is a crucial issue to both investors and rating agencies. Recent events have drawn attention to ratings agencies methods. In this paper, the authors investigate the determinants of credit ratings as a function of financial variables; they then consider whether there is persistence...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Measuring the Context of Information Systems Use

    An important research stream in Information Systems (IS) is predicting and explaining technology acceptance among users. This has been and remains of clear importance to system developers and IS managers, and is therefore of interest to the IS research community. It is known that the context in which a system...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Exchange Rates And Wages In Unionised Labour Markets

    The authors investigate the impact of exchange rate movements on wage determination in unionised labour markets. Using a simple model of international oligopoly, they show that organised labour has a rational incentive to accept lower wages in the face of a currency appreciation. This proposition is examined empirically using a...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Foreign Acquisitions, Plant Survival, And Employment Growth

    This paper analyses the effect of foreign acquisition on survival probability and employment growth of target plant using data on Swedish manufacturing plants during the period 1993-2002. An improvement over previous studies is that the authors take into account firm level heterogeneity by separating the targeted plants into those within...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Does The Impact Of Employment Protection Legislation On FDI Differ By Skill-Intensity Of Sectors? An Empirical Investigation

    In line with previous literature this paper finds that strict employment protection legislation has a negative impact on the volume of inward Foreign Direct Investment. Rigid labor markets result in high adjustment and exit costs which deter foreign investments. The authors also find that the deterrent effect of inflexible labor...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Impact Of Government Policies On MNEs And Local Organizations Environmental Initiatives

    MultiNational Enterprises (MNEs) are often perceived as the cause of environmental degradation in developing countries. Through the lens of organisational buying behaviour theory, this manuscript examines environmental practices via landscaping initiatives by MNEs and local organisations in Malaysia and Nigeria. Apart from governmental influence that did not discriminate between MNE...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Modelling The Persistence Of Credit Ratings When Firms Face Financial Constraints, Recessions And Credit Crunches

    Making accurate predictions of corporate credit ratings is a crucial issue to both investors and rating agencies. Recent events have drawn attention to ratings agencies methods. In this paper, the authors investigate the determinants of credit ratings as a function of financial variables; they then consider whether there is persistence...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Time To Build Capital: Revisiting Investment-Cashflow Sensitivities

    Is cash flow important in explaining investment dynamics? A large body of empirical work argues that it is. This finding is further taken as evidence of capital market imperfections. The authors argue that time-to-build for capital projects creates an investment cash flow sensitivity as found in empirical studies that may...

    Provided By Nottingham University

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Measuring the Context of Information Systems Use

    An important research stream in Information Systems (IS) is predicting and explaining technology acceptance among users. This has been and remains of clear importance to system developers and IS managers, and is therefore of interest to the IS research community. It is known that the context in which a system...

    Provided By Nottingham University