Business and Management Studies

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Accounting, Finance and Economics

Researchers in this area examine the interrelated systems of reporting and decision making related to accountancy, investment, finance and labour.

Dynamics of Distribution and Diffusion of New Technology: A Contribution to the Historical, Economic and Social Route of a Developing Economy (Springer, 2016)

Mamata Parhi

This book presents a comprehensive study of adoption and diffusion of technology in developing countries in a historical perspective. Combining the development of growth trajectories of the Indian economy in general and its manufacturing industry in particular, the book highlights the effective marriage between qualitative and quantitative methods for a better understanding and explaining of many hidden dynamic behaviours of adoption and diffusion trend in manufacturing industry.

Accounting for strategic investment decision-making under extreme uncertainty (The British Accounting Review, 2016)

Moataz Elmassri, Elaine Harris & David Carter

This study developed by Roehampton researchers Moataz Elmassri and Elaine Harris in collaboration with David Carter (University of Canberra, Australia) focuses on processes employed by organisational managers making strategic investment decisions (SIDs) in an environment of extreme uncertainty in post-revolution Egypt.

Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Researchers in this area examine supply chains, logistics, consumer behaviour and the dynamics of marketing.

How a CEO’s Personality, Performance, and Leadership Predict Advertising Credibility: Conceptualizing and Measuring CEO Brand Image  (Journal of Advertising Research, 2021)

Lia Zarantonello

In collaboration with Daniela Andreini (University of Bergamo) and Marc Fetscherin (Rollins College), in this study Lia Zarantonello conceptualises chief executive officer (CEO) brand image as a multidimensional construct consisting of three main dimensions—personality, performance, and leadership—and develops a reliable and valid 9-item scale to capture these dimensions, showing that CEO brand image is an independent construct that differs conceptually and empirically from CEO familiarity, corporate brand image, corporate brand reputation, and product brand awareness.

Success Traps, Dynamic Capabilities and Firm Performance (British Journal of Management, 2014)

Mohammed Rafiq

Dynamic capabilities are fundamental to the understanding of differential firm performance. However, the question remains why some firms are better at developing and applying dynamic capabilities than others. In this study, developed in collaboration with Catherine L. Wang (Royal Holloway) and Chaminda Senaratne (Newcastle Business School), Mohammed Rafiq examines the effects of success traps on dynamic capabilities and consequently firm performance, taking into account firm strategy and market dynamism.

People, Organisation and Strategy

Researchers in this area explore organisation and labour relations, particularly in relation to inequalities.

Learning from Mum: Cross-National Evidence Linking Maternal Employment and Adult Children’s Outcomes (Work, Employment and Society, 2018)

Mayra Ruiz Castro

In this study, developed in collaboration with Kathleen L McGinn (Harvard Business School) and Elizabeth Long Lingo (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Mayra Ruiz Castro explores the relationship between maternal employment and adult daughters’ and sons’ employment and domestic outcomes, based on an analysis of two international surveys from over 100,000 men and women across 29 countries.

Uncovering the reciprocal complementarity between product and process innovation (Research Policy, 2016)

Dusana Hullova

The purpose of this paper co-written by Dusana Hullova is to provide a starting point in examining the relationship between product and process innovation beyond the industry and company level. This is the first study to integrate perspectives from contingency theory and the resource-based view of the firm to show how differences in resources and capabilities combined with the specific needs of the New Product and Process Development Projects, will influence the type of complementarity between product and process innovation.


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