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UpLIFTIng PFI : does LIFT improve public-private procurement? (2008)
Journal Article
Fitzsimmons, D., Beck, M., Toms, S., Brown, S., Mannion, R., & Lunt, N. (2008). UpLIFTIng PFI : does LIFT improve public-private procurement?. Systemist / United Kingdom Systems Society, 30, 117-135

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) were both introduced by the UK government as part of a drive to improve public service provision. Both PFI and LIFT focus on leveraging the key strengths of the public an... Read More about UpLIFTIng PFI : does LIFT improve public-private procurement?.

Online banking in Bahrain: role of attitudes and beliefs in shaping consumer behavior toward adoption (2008)
Thesis
Abdulrahman, L. Online banking in Bahrain: role of attitudes and beliefs in shaping consumer behavior toward adoption. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3709

The advances in communication and computer technology and the availability of the Internet have made it possible that people can do most of their banking transactions from a remote location even without having the need to visit their local branch. Wi... Read More about Online banking in Bahrain: role of attitudes and beliefs in shaping consumer behavior toward adoption.

Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies (2008)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. (2008). Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(4), 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602314

We outline recent work identifying an equilibrium solution in a supply chain network. The solution overcomes some difficulties associated with the bullwhip effect through limited cooperation and coordination along edges (links) in the supply chain ne... Read More about Prioritizing edge over node: process control in supply chain networks and push-pull strategies.

Public private partnerships in the European Union - the cases of the UK, Germany and Austria (2008)
Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Scherrer, W. (2008). Public private partnerships in the European Union - the cases of the UK, Germany and Austria.

Across the European Union the use of different forms of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been growing, but in different ways and for different reasons across Member States. This paper considers experiences and motivations in three contrasting... Read More about Public private partnerships in the European Union - the cases of the UK, Germany and Austria.

Goodwill hunting and profit sharing: decision-making in a newspaper chain. (2007)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. (2007). Goodwill hunting and profit sharing: decision-making in a newspaper chain. European Journal of Operational Research, 181, 1593-1606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2005.11.058

A generalised equilibrium solution to the stochastic two-echelon newsvendor problem is achievable when formulated in the context of some cooperation and coordination between the primal (retailer) and dual (manufacturer) operators. We build on previou... Read More about Goodwill hunting and profit sharing: decision-making in a newspaper chain..

The development of global container transhipment terminals. (2007)
Book Chapter
Baird, A. (2007). The development of global container transhipment terminals. In J. Wang, D. Olivier, T. Notteboom, & B. Slack (Eds.), Ports, Cities and Global Supply Chains (69-87). Ashgate Publishing

World container port traffic has more than doubled each decade since the 1960’s, placing tremendous pressure on transport infrastructure to expand. Cityports have had to adapt their often-inadequate harbours at enormous cost in order to cope with thi... Read More about The development of global container transhipment terminals..

Pictures at the ATM: Exploring the usability of multiple graphical passwords. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
Moncur, W., & LePl√Ętre, G. (2007). Pictures at the ATM: Exploring the usability of multiple graphical passwords. . https://doi.org/10.1145/1240624.1240758

Users gain access to cash, confidential information and services at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) via an authentication process involving a Personal Identification Number (PIN). These users frequently have many different PINs, and fail to remember... Read More about Pictures at the ATM: Exploring the usability of multiple graphical passwords..

Managing complexity in agile global fashion industry supply chains. (2007)
Journal Article
Masson, R., Losif, L., MacKerron, G., & Fernie, J. (2007). Managing complexity in agile global fashion industry supply chains. International Journal of Logistics Management, The, 18, 238-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/09574090710816959

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the agile supply chain management practices adopted by UK clothing retailers in order to effectively manage the supply of innovative, high-margin, high-fashion content product offerings in a complex g... Read More about Managing complexity in agile global fashion industry supply chains..

Social and cultural factors in FDI flows: Evidence from the Indian states. (2006)
Journal Article
Sathe, S., & Handley-Schachler, M. (2006). Social and cultural factors in FDI flows: Evidence from the Indian states. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2, 323-334. https://doi.org/10.1504/WREMSD.2006.010217

Abstract Foreign Direct Investment is of increasing importance for both developing and industrialized countries, with the UN estimating total FDI flows at $560 billion in 2003 (UNCTAD 2004), of which an increasing share went to developing countries.... Read More about Social and cultural factors in FDI flows: Evidence from the Indian states..

The effects of culture and politics on Foreign Direct Investment and sustainable development in China: some research hypotheses (2006)
Journal Article
Brown, A., Orr, A., Luo, J., Omar, M., & Handley-Schachler, M. (2006). The effects of culture and politics on Foreign Direct Investment and sustainable development in China: some research hypotheses. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2(1/2), 89. https://doi.org/10.1504/wremsd.2006.009078

China's GDP reached US 1.159 trillion in 2001, making it the sixth largest economy in the world. In addition the Chinese government has reformed its economy, liberated market forces and opened up many industries to foreign investors. However, the sur... Read More about The effects of culture and politics on Foreign Direct Investment and sustainable development in China: some research hypotheses.

Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability (2006)
Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M., & McCracken, M. G. (2006). Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability. Labour Market Bulletin, 20,

This article reports the summary of findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning on best practice in inter-agency co-operation on employability in 15 countries. The research was conducted by the Employment Research... Read More about Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability.

Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria (2006)
Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Scherrer, W. (2006). Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria.

The political context of governments differs between the UK, Germany and Austria, but each government currently has a positive view of PPP. There are many similarities to the drivers for PPPs in Austria, Germany and the UK. The UK has had more experi... Read More about Public private partnership - experiences of ICT in the UK, Germany and Austria.

Transition to a market orientation: preliminary evidence from China. (2006)
Journal Article
Bathgate, I., Omar, M., Nwankwo, S., & Zhang, Y. (2006). Transition to a market orientation: preliminary evidence from China. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 24, 332-346. doi:10.1108/02634500610672080

Purpose – The research objective was to assess the challenges of transition that firms face in adopting a market orientation in China, as the basis for providing a context-specific explanation of market orientation. Design/methodology/approach – A... Read More about Transition to a market orientation: preliminary evidence from China..

Financial liberalisation in Mauritius and the finance-growth nexus. (2005)
Thesis
Jouan, J. K. Financial liberalisation in Mauritius and the finance-growth nexus. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3598

The purpose of the thesis is to explore the empirical relevance of the theory of financial liberalisation in the Mauritian context. After confronting the conflicting views in the literature, the changes that have taken place in the financial sector... Read More about Financial liberalisation in Mauritius and the finance-growth nexus..

Public private partnership - comparative issues in the UK, Germany and Austria (2005)
Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Scherrer, W. (2005). Public private partnership - comparative issues in the UK, Germany and Austria.

While the UK has been a leader in the large-scale introduction of public private partnerships (PPPs) across the economy, both Austria and Germany have been relative latecomers within the recent move towards PPPs. This paper analyses the issues drivin... Read More about Public private partnership - comparative issues in the UK, Germany and Austria.

FDI, international business and regulation: The behaviour of UK multinational corporations. (2005)
Journal Article
Smith-Hillman, A. V., & Omar, M. (2005). FDI, international business and regulation: The behaviour of UK multinational corporations. European Business Review, 17, 69-82. doi:10.1108/09555340510576276

Purpose - Multinational corporations (MNCs) occupy a central role within the process of globalisation as evidenced through global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows valued at US$3.1 trillion by the end of 2000. The importance of regulation is ev... Read More about FDI, international business and regulation: The behaviour of UK multinational corporations..

Banking and gender: sex equality in the financial services in Britain and Turkey. (2004)
Book
Ozbilgin, M., & Woodward, D. (2004). Banking and gender: sex equality in the financial services in Britain and Turkey. I.B. Tauris

Drawing comparisons from Turkey and Britain, countries which are at the margins of the European continent, 'Banking and Gender' argues that most of the gendered inequalities in employment are socially constructed. Exploring the historical and social... Read More about Banking and gender: sex equality in the financial services in Britain and Turkey..

Edinburgh and its hinterland (2004)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W. (2004). Edinburgh and its hinterland. In Divided Scotland: the nature causes and consequences of economic disparities within Scotland (18-34). Ashgate Publishing