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  • 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 ...
  • Mutuality for Football Clubs? Lessons from the Financial Sector. 

    Adams, Andrew T; Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2002)
    The mutualisation of two English third division football clubs in 2001 and the creation of a number of supporters' trusts has offered hope to supporters of many larger clubs who see mutual status as protection from the ...
  • National Welfare State Reforms and the Question of Europeanization: From Impact to Usages 

    Jacquot, Sophie (Publication, Dissemination and Dialogue Centre (PUDIAC) of RECWOWE, 2008)
    This paper reviews the literature concerned with the interaction between the European Union and national welfare state reforms. Its interest lies in the studies that have been proposed of the interplay between the European ...
  • The Nature and Determinants of the Economic Currency Exposure of Non-Financial UK Firms 

    Moles, Peter; Bradley, K (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1998)
    This study examines the sensitivity of sales, profit margins and input costs to exchange rate movements for non-financial, UK firms. The sample is a representative cross-section of larger, publicly-listed firms and is not ...
  • The New Insider Dealing Legislation - A Confusing Outcome 

    Adams, Andrew T; FitzGerald, Adrian; Rollo, J (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1996)
    This paper assess the impact of new insider dealing legislation on companies, brokers' analysts, professional fund managers and private investors. The revised legislation came into effect in April 1994. Our main conclusions ...
  • Occupational Pension Schemes and Human Resource Management: Some Survey Evidence 

    White, Phil; Terry, N (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    Definitions of Human Resource Management (HRM) have been both numerous and multifaceted and various classifications have been arranged to try to capture the essence of HRM. Although there is not one rigid "HRM position", ...
  • Ordinary Share Price Behaviour Around 'C' Share Issues by Investment Trusts 

    Adams, Andrew T; Szakacs, M (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1995)
    This paper examines the "C" share issue, a method of issuing shares which is peculiar to the UK investment trust industry. In particular, we analyse abnormal returns and discount/premium to net asset value behaviour of the ...
  • Placed Shares the Role of the Discount in UK Rights Issue and Open Offices 

    Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2000)
    The typical seasoned offer in the UK by smaller listed companies is no longer a conventional rights issue but an issue involving placed shares. Discounts provide substantial rewards to buyers of placed shares, and are ...
  • The political economy of active labour market policy. 

    Bonoli, Giuliano (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Active labour market policies have developed significantly over the last two decades across OECD countries, with substantial cross-national differences in terms of both extent and overall orientation. The objective of this ...
  • Post-liberation Politics: African Perspectives Examining the political legacy of struggle 

    Dorman, Sara Rich (2006-05-08)
    This article examines the politics of African states in which insurgencies or liberation movements have taken control of the government. It examines the impact on governance of reforms introduced by these post-liberation ...
  • Power, responsibility and norms: could and should human rights be used as a curb on intellectual property rights? 

    Brown, Abbe (AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2004-06)
    Paper by Brown on whether human rights should be used as a curb for intellectual property rights.
  • The Proportion Underwritten and the Reaction to SEOs: UK Tests of the Eckbo-Masulis Theory 

    Armitage, Seth (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1999)
    The Eckbo-Masulis (1992) theory predicts that a seasoned offer is more likely to be underwritten the higher the proportion of shares expected to be sold to new investors and further predicts a negative relation between ...
  • Public administration employment in 17 OECD nations from 1995 to 2005. 

    Tepe, Markus (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Although cross-national evidence on public employment is rather fragmented or outdated, downsizing and inherently growing personnel costs have been acknowledged as two distinctive features of public employment in affluent ...
  • Quality of work – concept and measurement 

    Dahlm, Svenn-Åge; Nesheim, Torstein; Olsen, Karen M (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    In this paper we review some of the most essential literature on the concept and measurement of quality of work. We show that different academic fields have conceptualized quality of work in distinct ways however there has ...
  • Re-assessing the Equity Risk Premium 

    FitzGerald, Adrian (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    Estimates of the historical equity risk premium in the UK are in the range 7 per cent to 9 per cent per annum. Until recently, portfolio investors and industrialists have been encouraged to use a premium of this order in ...