Why do businesses oppose the minimum wage?

Professor Chris Rowley examines varying minimum wage levels around the world and considers why strong opposition to the policy continues.

Updated: 17/12/2013
Views: 2,604

A non-parametric visual test of mixed hazard models

Mortality models are increasingly used to answer a number of pension related questions. This executive summary describes the development of a visualisation technique useful for the individual assessment of the quality of a mortality model.

Updated: 03/01/2014
Views: 6,526

The Relevance and Role of Interdisciplinarity in Asia Pacific Studies and Publications

Simply defined, 'interdisciplinarity' involves the combining of two or more academic discipines. There are calls for greater 'interdisciplinarity' (ID) in academic thought, research and publications. This article looks at why calls for greater ID are popular, and how relevant it is to Asia Pacific studies and publications.

Updated: 04/12/2013
Views: 2,511

The Importance of Reciprocal Spillover Effects for the Valuation of Bestseller Brands

Category extensions occur when a firm holding the rights to a well-known brand uses or licences that brand for use in a different product category. Measuring the value of category extensions is of key importance when granting licences to other firms. This study offers guidance to managers of entertainment products on how to value such rights, while acknowledging the important roles of 'reciprocal spillover effects'.

Updated: 10/02/2017
Views: 6,018

Value Creation in the Video Games Industry

The video game industry has become a significant contributor to the global entertainment economy, yet up to now it has received little attention from academic researchers. This research presents a conceptual framework of value creation through video games that will hopefully inspire further research opportunities.

Updated: 09/02/2017
Views: 7,137

The Guidance Gap - An investigation of the UK's post-RDR savings and investment landscape

In 2006 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) launched the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) to reconsider the way in which financial advice is provided to retail investors and savers. One major recommendation was that independent advisers should charge an explicit fee for their advice. This research looks into the willingness of UK retail savers and investors to pay for financial advice, and the implications for the large number of people research suggests would be unwilling.

Updated: 10/12/2015
Views: 4,711

Is all expenditure on education good for employee resourcing and business?

This short article asks whether the focus on university education in Asian counties is actually having a harmful effect on economic productivity and output.

Updated: 11/10/2013
Views: 2,462

Business models: A challenging agenda


Charles Baden-Fuller

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Any Industry

Why is the business model a useful concept for scholars of strategic organisation? The concept has gained considerable credence in the business press - but some scholars have questioned whether it really does have value beyond established strategy concepts? In this essay we suggest that understanding the business model as a configuration that is cognitively manipulable may add to our understanding of important organisation issues.

Updated: 08/10/2013
Views: 2,328

Business Models and Technological Innovation - how they interact

The business model construct appeals to many academics, yet it lacks a widely accepted language that would allow researchers to draw on the work of others. In this piece, we explore one clear emerging view of the business model construct and examine where this view takes us in terms of understanding the relationship between business model innovation and technical innovation.

Updated: 09/02/2017
Views: 11,094