Styles of Regulators: Evidence from the SEC's Comment Letters
Truc Do & Huai Zhang - Contemporary Accounting Research
Supply chain performance with target-oriented firms
Lucy Gongtao Chen & Qinshen Tang - Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
This research finds that a firm, be it a supplier or a retailer, is always hurt by its target-based preference but can benefit from its trading partner’s target-based preference. However, since the target-based preference can be exploited by the trading partner, the firm should adopt the target-oriented decision criterion with caution.
A Turning Point? After decades of declines, inflation and interest rates may be on the uptrend
Joseph Cherian & Yougesh Khatri - Asia Asset Management
This paper considers the prospects for turning or inflexion points in inflation and interest rates after decades of declines. The substantial implications of such turning points for portfolios warrant serious consideration of the investment options open to asset managers. Inflation-protected securities, convertibles, and real estate may fit the bill.
Shared Cognition, Coordination and Enterprise Architecting Effectiveness
J. Alberto Espinosa, Frank Armour & Boh Wai Fong - IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Experiential and active learning handbook for management and organisation
Kumaran Rajaram, Ching Kwock Wing & Richard Chua - McGraw-Hill
The handbook comprises contemporary case-studies and learning activities to enable readers to think critically and apply the learned concepts from a practice-oriented aspect.
Supporting interdependent telework employees: A moderated-mediation model linking daily COVID-19 task setbacks to next-day work withdrawal
Chong Sinhui, Yi Huang, & Chang Chu-Hsiang Daisy - Journal of Applied Psychology
COVID-19 creates daily task setbacks that exhaust work-from-home staff. Companies can offer appropriate telework task support to sustain motivation.
Growth or profit? Strategic orientations and long-term performance in China
Nan Zhou & Seung Ho Park - Strategic Management Journal
The paper examines this question in emerging markets, where firms could easily find growth opportunities but blindly pursuing growth without sufficient managerial capabilities. The study provides valuable insights on managing these goals for long-term profitable growth.
Nigeria's business prospects, investment opportunities to grow in government's 2nd term
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari successfully secured a second term. The domestic and international investment community is curious about what the policy priorities of the new administration will be.
Why soft skills matter
Why soft skills matter LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report which surveyed 4,000 professionals globally found that training for soft skills is the top priority for them
Are world powers US and China cooperating or competing? The issue is the interpretation
The US government has recently emphasised that they view the relationship between the US and China as primarily competitive, albeit with opportunities for cooperation.