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  • Habitable Cars: what we do there 

    Laurier, Eric; Brown, Barry; Lorimer, Hayden (Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences; The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    Two seats and a small sofa all facing forwards. The three piece suite of the conventionally designed car. A little living room. It is supplied with a stereo for playing music and a radio. More commonly now, DVD players ...
  • A Hidden Markov Chain Model for the Term Structure of Bond Credit Risk Spreads 

    Thomas, L; Allen, David E; Morkel-Kingsbury, N (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1998)
    This paper provides a Markov chain model for the term structure and credit risk spreads of bond processes. It allows dependency between the stochastic process modeling the interest rate and the Markov chain process describing ...
  • Hidden Risks In The CDO - Squared Market 

    Adams, Andrew T; Clunie, James; Bhatt, Rajiv (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    We show that there are risks (default location risk and overlap risk) unique to CDO-squared structures. These risks may not be well-understood by investors and credit rating agencies. As a result, the tranche of a CDO-squared ...
  • Home Truths: the myth and reality of regeneration in Dundee. 

    Glynn, Sarah (Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2007)
    This paper presents a case study of processes that are changing the physical and social fabric of Dundee, concentrating on the proposed demolition of the multi-story flats that, for over thirty years, have dominated the ...
  • Identifying outsiders across countries: similarities and differences in the patterns of dualisation. 

    Häusermann, Silja; Schwander, Hanna (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    This paper makes three contributions: a) it develops a new conceptualization of outsider-status, based on employment biographies, rather than on current labour market status; b) it proposes a new operationalisation of ...
  • Ignition Performance of New and Used Motor Vehicle Upholstery Fabrics 

    Spearpoint, Michael; Olenick, Stephen M; Torero, Jose L; Steinhaus, Thomas (Wiley InterScience, 2005)
    This paper examines the standards for fire safety in transport systems and in particular the test method for the flammability of materials within passenger compartments of motor vehicles. The paper compares data from ...
  • The Impact of Tax Shocks and Oil Price Volatility on Risk - A Study of North Sea Oilfield Projects 

    Kretzschmar, Gavin Lee; Moles, Peter (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2006)
    We examine the impact of market volatility and increased fiscal take on risk in strategic natural resource projects. An increase in 2006 UK oilfield taxation is used as a natural experiment for assessing the impact of a ...
  • The Ins and Outs of Dualisation: A Literature Review 

    Davidsson, Johan; Naczyk, Marek (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Outsiders, the underclass, the working poor, the socially excluded, the dis-advantaged are all terms that point to what is deemed to be a key characteristic of post-industrial societies, i.e. increasing inequalities and ...
  • The interface between intellectual property, competition and human rights: Overview of field and proposed contribution to knowledge 

    Brown, Abbe (AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2004-06)
    An overview of the field and proposed contribution to knowledge by Brown.
  • Learning Disability Liaising Nursing Services in South East Scotland: A mixed methods impact and outcome research study 

    MacArthur, Juliet; Brown, Michael; Hayes, Matt; Mack, Siobhan; McKechanie, Andrew; Fletcher, Joan; Gibbs, Susie; Wilkinson, Heather (2010-06)
    To explore and identify the impact of Learning Disability Liaison Nursing (LDLN) Services in NHS Lothian, Forth Valley, Borders and Fife on the healthcare experiences of people with a learning disability attending for ...
  • Learning Disability Liaison Nursing Services in South East Scotland: 

    MacArthur, Juliet; Brown, Michael; Hayes, Matt; Mack, Siobhan; McKechanie, Andrew; Fletcher, Joan; Gibbs, Susie; Wilkinson, Heather (CRFR, 2010-06)
    To explore and identify the impact of Learning Disability Liaison Nursing (LDLN) Services in NHS Lothian, Forth Valley, Borders and Fife on the healthcare experiences of people with a learning disability attending for ...
  • Long Memory, the 'Taylor Effect' and Intraday Volatility in Commodity Futures Markets 

    Brunetti, Celso (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1999)
    This paper investigates long term dependence in commodity futures markets. Using daily futures returns on cocoa, coffee and sugar, we show that FIGARCH models are able to adequately describe both the long and short run ...
  • ‘Make Sure They Count Nicely This Time’: The Politics of Election Observing in Zimbabwe 

    Dorman, Sara Rich (2004-04-27)
    This paper examines the controversy surrounding Zimbabwe’s elections in 2000 and 2002. It situates these elections against Zimbabwe’s experiences of elections since 1980. It argues that the conditions for this controversy ...
  • Managing work-life policies in the European workplace: explorations for future research 

    den Dulk, Laura; Peper, Bram (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    In this paper we focus on the implementation and management of work-life policies in the workplace and the key role of managers in this context. We review the existing literature, enabling us to set a research agenda focused ...
  • Market Maker V Automated Order Book Markets: UK Evidence 

    Creswell, Phil (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2003)
    The London Stock Exchange operates two separate trading platforms for UK equities: an automated limit order book (SETS) and a multiple dealer market (SEAQ). This paper examines the relative efficiency of the different ...
  • Market Risks and Oilfield Ownership - Refining SEC Oil and Gas Disclosures 

    Kretzschmar, Gavin Lee; Hatherly, David; Misund, Bard (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2006)
    Our paper uses an extensive sample of 292 oilfields to provide evidence that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) supplementary disclosures do not capture the price sensitivities of O&G disclosures implicit in the two ...
  • Measuring Flexicurity at the Macro Level - Conceptual and Data Availability Challenges. 

    Bertozzi, Fabio; Bonoli, Giuliano (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    This working paper provides a critical discussion of attempts that have been made in recent years to measure the concept of flexicurity. It begins by addressing some conceptual aspects, looking in particular at different ...
  • The Minimum Assumed Incentive Effect of Executive Share Options 

    Main, Brian G M; Skovoroda, Rodion; Buck, Trevor; Bruce, Alistair (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2003)
    In granting executive share options (ESOs), companies hand over financial assets to the executive at an opportunity cost that generally outweighs the value placed on those assets by the executive on the receiving end. This ...
  • A Model for the Support of Small Grocery Retailers: The Example of AKR in Japan 

    Dawson, John; Terashima, Kazuo (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2004)
    In Japan, independent small retailers used to dominate the retail industry. Since the second half of the 1970s, small grocery retailers have been losing market share partly attributed to the growth of the large grocery ...
  • More and Better Jobs: Conceptual Framework and Monitoring Indicators of Quality of Work and Employment in the EU Policy Arena 

    Peña-Casas, Ramón (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    In the framework of the so-called Lisbon Strategy introduced in 2000 the European Union has put the synergy between quality and quantity of jobs in an overarching position as a mean to achieve the ambitious collective goal ...