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How Directors’ Liability Insurance Increase the Cost of Equity

Shareholder litigation is important to investor protection and stock market development because it encourages managers to be more transparent. But it also represents a risk to firms and their leaders, who may face allegations of w ...

Cultivating Peer-to-Peer Sharing
CHEN, Ying-Ju | SHANTHIKUMAR, J. George | SHEN, Zuo-Jun Max

Agriculture long ago declined in importance in developed economies, but in the developing world it remains the dominant sector. However, its development is hindered by low productivity. To overcome this, non-governmental organizat ...

HR Management and Employee Creativity
GONG, Yaping | LIU, Dong | ZHOU, Jing | HUANG, Jia-Chi

Employee creativity is an obvious and essential ingredient for firm innovation, but it has usually been framed as a product of an employee’s intrinsic (internal) motivation. Now, new research has revealed that something else ...

To Queue or Not to Queue? New Model Focuses on Anecdotal Reasoning
HUANG, Tingliang | CHEN, Ying-Ju

On the phone trying to get through to a call center, queuing at an ATM… it’s all a part of daily life. But how do potential customers deal with this? Do they decide to join the queue? Do they switch to an alternative ...

The Art of Reputation
ERTUNG, Gokhan | VOGEV, Tamar | LEE, Yonghoon G | HEDSTRÖM, Peter

Reputations are important in many contexts, and especially in the contemporary art market, which is characterized by high uncertainty. Artworks are complex and difficult to compare, and there are no precise methods for making aest ...

Taxes Hurt Innovation: Study

An increase in corporate taxes leads to drops in patents, research and development (R&D) expenditure and new product introductions, but a decrease in taxes does not appear to boost such innovation-linked activity, according to ...

Global Co-operation is Best Way to Deter Cybercrime
HUI, Kai Lung | KIM, Seung Hyun | WANG, Qiu-Hong

Cybercrime costs firms and organisations money – equivalent to 1.5 per cent of a country’s GDP according to one estimate, and up to $100,000 per hour for retailers under attack according to another. The Convention on C ...

Where to Take CSR Research?
WANG, Heli | TONG, Li | TAKEUCHI, Riki | GEORGE, Gerard

The idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) – businesses bearing a responsibility to society and a broader set of stakeholders beyond its shareholders – gained currency in the 1960s. While there has been debate o ...

Why a Small Shock Can Turn into Interbank Market Freezing and Creditor Runs
LIU, Xuewen

Systematic creditor runs on financial institutions were a salient feature of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Short-term creditors rushed for the exit and liquidity evaporated abruptly. The modern-day bank runs that occurred in the ...

Acts of Hostility
LIANG, Lindie H | LIAN, Huiwen | BROWN, Douglas J | FERRIS, D. Lance | HANIG, Samuel | KEEPING, Lisa M.

Why are abusive supervisors abusive? Why do they yell, insult or demean their subordinates? This is an issue that all organisations should be considering because supervisory abuse can result in decreased productivity and employee ...