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    • Bullwhip Effect Reduction and Improved Business Performance through Guanxi: An Empirical Study 

      Cao, Qing; Baker, Jeff; Schniederjans, Dara (Elsevier, 2014-12)
      Many operations managers have realized the potential of guanxi to facilitate business transactions. Likewise, operations management researchers have looked at the negative impact caused by the bullwhip effect on excess ...
    • The Causal Relation between Savings and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis 

      AbuAl-Foul, Bassam (American University of Sharjah, 2015)
      This paper examines the causal relation between savings and economic growth for Morocco and Tunisia using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration. The results support bidirectional causality between ...
    • Closing the Loop: An Empirical Investigation of Causality in IT Business Value 

      Baker, Jeff; Song, Jaeki; Jones, Donald R. (Elsevier, 2017-06)
      Researchers have established that information technology (IT) can improve firms' productivity. Whether improved productivity leads to additional investment in IT, however, remains largely uninvestigated. In this paper, we ...
    • Combinations of absorptive capacity metaroutines: the role of organizational disruptions and time constraints 

      Mariano, Stefania; Al-Arrayed, Suad (Elsevier, 2018-04)
      This paper explores absorptive capacity metaroutines in a financial organization that experienced a large-scale misappropriation episode. We selected an instrumental case and collected individual semi-structured interviews, ...
    • Corruption, lending and bank performance 

      Abuzayed, Bana; Ammar, Mouldi Ben; Molyneux, Philip; Al-Fayoumi, Nedal (American University of Sharjah, 2019-11-03)
      This paper uses a sample of 7235 banks from 160 countries between 2000 and 2016 to investigate the link between corruption, lending and bank performance. It considers both country- and bank-level corruption. The study finds ...
    • CSR reporting: a review of the Pakistani aviation industry 

      Kemp, Linzi; Vinke, Jeannette (Emerald, 2012)
      Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the corporate social responsibility (CSR) content on corporate web sites and in annual reports, to identify the prevailing CSR dimensions and themes employed by the aviation ...
    • The current state of female leadership in the United Arab Emirates 

      Kemp, Linzi; Madsen, Susan; El-Saidi, Mohammed (Emerald, 2013)
      Purpose: To research the state of affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the presence (or absence) of women in senior business leadership positions, and to investigate where they are located within organizations ...
    • Développement et validation d’un modèle de structuration des valeurs au travail 

      Wils, Thierry; Luncasu, Marian; Waxin, Marie-France (Université Laval, 2007)
      Bien que les valeurs au travail jouent un rôle important en gestion des ressources humaines, il n’existe actuellement aucun instrument de mesure des valeurs au travail reposant sur une structuration théorique. À partir des ...
    • Does E-Verify Discriminate against Hispanic Citizens? 

      Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina; Jin, Xing; Pozo, Susan (American University of Sharjah, 2015)
      The ratcheting up of immigration enforcement has resulted in a number of unintended consequences featured in the news, such as family separations. We focus on, yet, another potentially unintended consequence -namely the ...
    • Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis 

      AbuAl-Foul, Bassam (American University of Sharjah, 2018)
      This paper used time-series data to investigate the causal relation between foreign direct investment and economic growth in two MENA countries, namely Egypt and Jordan. The methodology used in this study follows Toda and ...
    • Does Property Ownership by Women Reduce Domestic Violence? A Case of Latin America 

      Gahramanov, Emin; Gaibulloev, Khusrav; Younas, Javed (American University of Sharjah, 2020-06-01)
      It is widely believed that empowering women via various material means increases women’s outside options and, thereby, makes them less vulnerable to intimate partner violence. However, the effect of such empowerment on ...
    • Drivers and challenges for implementing ISO 14001 environmental management systems in an emerging Gulf Arab country 

      Waxin, Marie-France; Knuteson, Sandra; Bartholomew, Aaron (Springer, 2017-11-13)
      Worldwide, ISO 14001 certification for organizations has become the norm, but the Arab world accounts for an insignificant portion of all the certified organizations. There is a dearth of research on environmental management ...
    • Drivers of Customer Loyalty in B2B Services: A Firm-level Analysis Over Time 

      Khan, Sajid; Williams, Paul; Naumann, Earl (American University of Sharjah, 2013-09-08)
      Identifying the drivers of relationship quality, satisfaction and customer loyalty has been the subject of much marketing research for over twenty years. However, there are a number of gaps in the literature, especially ...
    • Effect of culture of origin on the adjustment process 

      Waxin, Marie-France (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
      This paper is a synthesis of the author’s doctoral work on the impact of culture of origin on the three facets of expatriates' adjustment (work, interaction and general) and their antecedents (Waxin, 2000, 2003; Waxin ...
    • The Effects of Analyst Forecast Properties on the Cost of Debt: International Evidence 

      Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Guedhami, Omrane; Samet, Anis (American University of Sharjah, 2014-01-02)
      This study investigates whether financial analysts play a governance role in international debt markets by examining the link between analyst forecast characteristics and the cost of debt financing. Using a sample of 2,686 ...
    • Endogenous Sanctioning Institutions and Migration Patterns: Experimental Evidence 

      Cobo-Reyes, Ramón; Katz, Gabriel; Meraglia, Simone (University of Exeter, 2017)
      We experimentally analyze the effect of the endogenous choice of sanctioning institutions on cooperation and migration patterns across societies. In our experiment, subjects are allocated to one of two groups, are endowed ...
    • Energy Use and Economic Growth in Jordan 

      AbuAl-Foul, Bassam (American University of Sharjah, 2015)
      The purpose of this research is to investigate the causal relation between energy use and economic growth in one of the MENA countries, Jordan using annual data over the period 1975-2007. The methodology used in this study ...
    • Expatriate time to proficiency: individual antecedents and the moderating effect of home country 

      Waxin, Marie-France; Brewster, Chris; Ashill, Nicholas (Emerald Insight, 2019-09-09)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine the direct impact of individual variables (cultural openness, social orientation, willingness to communicate, confidence in own technical abilities, active stress resistance, prior ...
    • Exploring Academic Dishonesty in the Middle East: A Qualitative Analysis of Students' Perceptions 

      Al-Jurf, Saladin; Kemp, Linzi; Williams, Paul (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
      Most previous studies of academic dishonesty have been conducted in North America and Europe, and have focused on the contextual, institutional, and individual factors that influence students' propensity to cheat. While ...
    • Firm Growth and Political Institutions 

      Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Saffar, Walid (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-06)
      Using a large sample of 115,534 firm-year observations from 46 countries over the period 1992 to 2007, we investigate the impact of political institutions on firms' growth. We find that high levels of political constraint ...