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Towards Sustainable Development in the Arab Middle East and North Africa Region: A Longitudinal Analysis of Environmental Disclosure in Corporate Annual Reports
This paper presents the first comprehensive analysis of corporate environmental disclosure (CED) in the Arab MENA region. Using a detailed research instrument containing 55 items, content analysis of the annual reports of ...
Question Time: Questionnaires and Maastricht
One of the most significant questions facing researchers engaged in contemporary history is the use of sources. These might include archival, oral, visual, electronic or printed sources. The particular mix employed will ...
Decomposing the Bid - ask Spread in Multi-Dealer Markets
Policy instruments for public procurement of innovation: Choice, design and assessment
Public procurement is increasingly seen as an important potential instrument of innovation policy. However, policy design has been underpinned largely by anecdotal evidence and without a clear theoretical or empirical basis ...
Customer Complaints and Service Recovery on Social Media
(Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd, 2015-07-01)
Purpose: The services marketing literature recognises the importance of technology in improving service quality, customer satisfaction and providing efficient service recovery tactics. There is evidence on how technology ...
Relational Benefits & Costs in Social Media Brand Pages
Attracted by the rapid penetration of social media into society, firms are increasingly using them to offer interactive services to their customers, and to create or enhance their relationships with them. As the number of ...
Spatio-Temporal Audit of Nigeria's Industrial Policies and Entrepreneurship Development Interventions from 1946 to 2013
(International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2014-01-01)
Spatio-Temporal Auditing (STA) entails a critical examination of performance of economic policies and development programmes within a defined context, space and time. This paper employs the STA to critique Nigeria’s ...
The 2015 regional election in Italy: fragmentation and crisis of sub-national representative democracy
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-08-14)
In May 2015, voters in seven Italian regions went to the polls to elect new regional councils and governments. The final election result was apparently similar to that of 2010: centre-left coalitions won in five out of ...
HOW HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTED THE INSTITUTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PRACTICES OF COUNCILLORS?
The thesis explores changes in local democracy through an analysis of the challenges for councillors created by the growing phenomenon of social media. New platforms for online dialogue such as Twitter and Facebook offer ...
Self-authorship, well-being and paternalism
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-12-11)
Paternalism is the restriction of a person's autonomy for the good of that person. It embodies a familiar conflict of intuitions: while we cherish individual freedom, we also want to protect/promote what we know to be good. ...