NBS Research Blog
Our NBS Research Blog spotlights the academic research efforts and findings of our faculty and PhD students. The NBS Research Blog aims to promote the school’s research papers and publications through the creation of engaging blog articles and videos.
Listening in on investors’ thoughts and conversations
Investors’ desire to manage how others perceive them can influence the information they choose to share with others and even take priority over the usefulness and accuracy of the information.
Diversity Training Across Cultures
Diversity training was found more effective in countries characterised by high self-enhancement, where individuals value the pursuit of personal interests and dominance over others, as well as in countries with high indulgence, where people freely satisfy their individual needs and desires.
Multinational Corporation (MNC) Coevolution in China
Coevolution allows MNCs to react to consumer crises and actively influence the environment by improving stakeholders’ ethical behaviour. However, the tension between expansion and stakeholder attention hinders MNCs from coevolving with the environment.
Developing regulatory compliance for artificial intelligence
Regulators are challenged with encouraging innovation while still protecting people and society from harm. While some work has focused on developing ethics principles, it is time to move onto creating solid legal frameworks and regulations.
Fintech and Economic Resilience during COVID-19
The increase in demand for Fintech was expected since the use of contactless payment methods helped curb the spread of COVID-19. Fintech can enable and accelerate economic growth, contributing to economic stability and resilience.
Factors of COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality
A study on 21 predetermined country-level factors that explain marked variations in weekly COVID-19 deaths and cases across 91 countries. The determinants are categorised into demographic-geographic, political-legal, socio-economic, and healthcare factors.
Target-Oriented vs Risk-Neutral Firms
A risk-neutral supplier can sometimes reap profits if the retailer is target-oriented, while a target-oriented supplier always performs better with a target-oriented retailer than a risk-neutral retailer.
Sustainability Disclosure Practices
Firms with poor sustainability performance will likely reveal lower quantity and quality of sustainability information. While, firms with better sustainability performance emphasise forward-looking information associated with the long-term nature of sustainability issues.
Topic Consistency in Movie Reviews
The relationship between topic consistency and box office revenue is significant and positive. This association is more prominent with movies with mediocre review ratings than movies with extremely good or bad ratings.
Green New Hiring
Firms that increase their green hiring have increased levels of future profitability and generate more high-quality green patents. As more employees are equipped with green skills, this also enhances a firm’s reputation and competitiveness.
Carbon Tax Increase: Impact on SMEs
The increase in carbon taxes will result in higher energy costs for businesses, thus impacting their bottom line. Carbon pricing can also lead to higher electricity prices, which will affect low-income households.
A Survey on Trends and Digital Adoption in China’s Outbound Tourism 2023
As many Chinese start to resume overseas travels following a nearly three-year COVID-19 disruption, the study on Chinese outbound tourism is of great interest to many. The findings highlight digital technologies' significant role in Chinese tourists’ travel experiences.
The Disposal of COVID-19 Dead Bodies: Impact of Sri Lanka’s Response on Fundamental Rights
The Sri Lankan Government’s cremation-only policy during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the fundamental rights and religious beliefs of the Muslim community, which considers the burial of the deceased an integral part of their religious beliefs.
The growing pains of e-commerce business in Africa
An underdeveloped logistics infrastructure in Africa (road, rail, port), unreliable postal service, and the high cost of transport and duties are all challenges to e-commerce profitability in Africa.
Three proposals that should have been adopted at COP27
The three proposals that should have been adopted at COP27 should have included giving more room to Africa to exploit natural gas as transition fuel; develop carbon markets; and swap African external debt stock for climate finance.
Economic Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role and Significance of FinTech
Using GDP growth and the unemployment rate as measures for economic resilience, countries and regions with more advanced fintech development faced a faster rebound in GDP growth rate and recorded stronger employment recovery during the pandemic.
NBS Research Magazine 2023
The thought leadership pieces in this issue spotlight our timely research on sustainability, emerging technologies, emerging markets and COVID-19 resilience.Read here