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Question Time: Questionnaires and Maastricht
One of the most significant questions facing researchers engaged in contemporary history is the use of sources. These might include archival, oral, visual, electronic or printed sources. The particular mix employed will ...
Decomposing the Bid - ask Spread in Multi-Dealer Markets
Policy instruments for public procurement of innovation: Choice, design and assessment
Public procurement is increasingly seen as an important potential instrument of innovation policy. However, policy design has been underpinned largely by anecdotal evidence and without a clear theoretical or empirical basis ...
Spatio-Temporal Audit of Nigeria's Industrial Policies and Entrepreneurship Development Interventions from 1946 to 2013
(International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2014-01-01)
Spatio-Temporal Auditing (STA) entails a critical examination of performance of economic policies and development programmes within a defined context, space and time. This paper employs the STA to critique Nigeria’s ...
The 2015 regional election in Italy: fragmentation and crisis of sub-national representative democracy
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-08-14)
In May 2015, voters in seven Italian regions went to the polls to elect new regional councils and governments. The final election result was apparently similar to that of 2010: centre-left coalitions won in five out of ...
HOW HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTED THE INSTITUTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PRACTICES OF COUNCILLORS?
The thesis explores changes in local democracy through an analysis of the challenges for councillors created by the growing phenomenon of social media. New platforms for online dialogue such as Twitter and Facebook offer ...
Insights regarding the applicability of semiotics to CSR communication research
(Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)
Britain and the Working Time Regulations
It is now over a year since the Working Time Regulations entered force in Britain on 1 October 1998, during a period when the government also introduced the minimum wage. But whereas that piece of legislation appears to ...
Abortion and same-sex marriage: how are non-sectarian controversial issues discussed in Northern Irish politics?
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-11-13)
Systematic and Firm-specific Risks of CDS Spreads: Credit and Liquidity under Scrutiny
Using a sample of 356 U.S. non-financial firms from 2002 to 2011, we derive endogenous systematic credit risk and Credit Default Swap (CDS) illiquidity factors, and show that they dominate firm-specific and exogenous ...