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Publications in 2021

Publications in 2021



  • Mohammad Asghari, S. Mohammad J. Mirzapour Al-e-hashem (2021) Green vehicle routing problem: A state-of-the-art review. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 231, January 2021, 107899

As energy overuse and generated pollution have a potential threat to our environmental and ecological conditions, many researchers have taken the initiative way to join the green campaign to prevent more damage to the environment. This paper investigates the main contributions related to the green vehicle routing problem (Green- VRP) and presents a classification scheme based on its variants considered in scientific literature, in particular, three major and applicable streams including internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), alternative-fuel powered vehicles (AFVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and also several sub-categories for each of them. This systematic literature review intends to provide a comprehensive and structured survey of the state of knowledge and discuss the most important characteristics of the problems, including techniques of formulation, solution methodologies, and areas of application. This paper presents different analytical summary tables for each variant to emphasize some main features that provide the direction of the development of researches. Finally, to spot future avenues, gaps in the literature are distinguished to illustrate how new contributions are different from traditional problems

  • Ahsan, Tanveer and Muhammad A. Qureshi. (2021) The nexus between policy uncertainty, sustainability disclosure and firm performance. Applied Economics, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp. 441-453

Policy uncertainty (PU), and sustainability disclosure, influence the performance of the firms. We use European data to extend the nascent literature on sustainability disclosure, and economic policy uncertainty by investigating the moderating impact of sustainability disclosure on the relationship between economic policy uncertainty and firm performance. We find overwhelming evidence that policy uncertainty reduces firm performance; however, sustainability disclosure moderates this destructing impact of policy uncertainty on firm performance. Our results show that environmental and social disclosure by the European firms enhances their reputation and help these firms in reducing the policy-induced uncertainty. A higher governance disclosure representing efficient corporate governance also help European firms to moderate the negative effect of policy uncertainty on their performance. Our results are robust to alternate proxies of firm performance as well as endogeneity issues.

  • Öncü Hazır, Maher A. N. Agi & Jérémy Guérin (2021) An efficient branch and bound algorithm for smoothing the workloads on simple assembly lines, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp. 617-634

In this study, we develop a branch and bound solution algorithm to solve the workload smoothing problem. Our algorithm incorporates new formulas for dynamically computing a lower bound on the optimal value of the objective function and for determining the earliest workstations for tasks. It also uses a fast heuristic for computing a good initial upper bound. A comprehensive experimental analysis is conducted in this study. The analysis demonstrates the outstanding performance of the algorithm and its efficiency in solving medium-sized workload smoothing problems.

  • Yann Truong, Hamid Mazloomi, Pascual Berrone.(2021) Understanding the Impact of Symbolic and Substantive Environmental Actions on Organizational Reputation. Industrial Marketing Management. 92 (2021) 307–320

Research in corporate environmental practices has shown that stakeholders impose coercive and normative forces that drive firms to perform environmental protection actions. However, limited attention has been placed on how different constituents of stakeholders value the firm’s environmental actions. By focusing on industry peers as a constituent of stakeholders, we examine how the firm’s environmental actions impact its reputation. Based on institutional theory and signaling theory we propose that symbolic environmental actions negatively affect reputation, whereas substantive actions improve firm’s reputation among its peers. Building on the notion of signaling process, the authors also observe that a firm’s reporting practices moderate positively the negative effect of symbolic actions. Data from a sample of 213 publicly traded firms operating in polluting industries from 2006 to 2013 support these results. The findings emphasize the danger of using symbolic actions to signal environmental commitment in a context of high-involvement information search and opportunistic behaviors.

  • C. Alexakis, M. Dowling, K. Eelefteriou and M. Polemis. Textual machine learning: An application to computational economics research. Computational Economics, 57 (1), pp. 369–385 (2021)

We demonstrate the benefit to economics of machine learning approaches for textual analysis. Our use case is a machine learning based structuring of research on computational economics based on 1160 articles published in the Computational Economics journal from 1993 to 2019. Our Latent Dirichlet Allocation approach, popular in the computer sciences, use a probabilistic approach to identify shared topics across a body of documents. This combines natural language processing of article content with probabilistic learning of the latent (hidden) topics that link groups of articles. We show that this body of research can be well-described by 18 overall topics and provide a structure for computational economists to adopt this approach in other avenues.

  • Rahman, M., Lambkin, M., Shams, S.M.R. (2021). Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: Impact on marketing capability and firm performance. Journal of General Management, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp. 129-143

Emerging country firms have been increasingly engaging in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and these acquirers predominantly acquire firms from developed countries. The motivation for such acquisitions is to achieve market access but also to benefit from transfers of cross-border managerial skills and knowledge. The performance of such acquisitions has started to receive some research attention, particularly financial performance, but the transfers to other areas such as marketing have not yet been explored. This article addresses this gap by studying the experience of 34 acquirers from emerging countries which acquired firms in developed countries. This study uses two-stage window data envelopment analysis (DEA) and Tobit regression to investigate the impact of these acquisitions on the marketing capability and overall firm performance of the acquiring firms. The results show that the marketing capability of the acquiring firms did improve in the post-merger years and this improvement can be partly attributed to the acquisition. The findings also show that the overall performance of the acquiring firms improved following acquisition, but this is a continuation of superior performance from the pre-merger years rather than a synergistic gain from the acquisitions.

  • Zou, Z, Farnoosh, A, McNamara, T. (2021) Risk analysis in the management of a green supply chain. Strategic Change. 2021; 30: 5– 17.

In order to implement or maintain a green supply chain (GSC) that produces goods and services responsibly and sustainably, supply chain managers should use tools that allow for the efficient identification, quantification, and mitigation of the ever-present risks. The objective of the present research is to identify the risk factors associated with the processes involved in GSC management. Based on an analysis of the characteristics of GSC risk, the authors put forward a list of risk design principles and a risk criteria evaluation system for a GSC. Gray relation analysis method was then used to clarify the degree of connection between certain supply chain risk factors and select key risk factors. Finally, Back Propagation Artificial Neural Network (BP-ANN) method was used to determine the risk level associated with a GSC. The determination of risk level will help companies to develop effective strategic management initiatives in a GSC environment.

  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M., Bouraoui, T. (2021) From bottom ten to top ten: the role of cryptocurrencies in enhancing portfolio return of poorly performing stocks. Finance Research Letters, Volume 38, January 2021, 101405

This study attempts to analyze the ability of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in enhancing portfolio returns of the 10 worst-performing stocks in the S&P600, S&P400 and S&P100 indexes, to match those of the 10 best-performing stocks therein. Applying probabilistic utility approach with different algorithms and time horizons, we find that addition of cryptocurrencies to traditional stock portfolios adds value in terms of enhancing returns. This is consistent with the growing literature on the hedging properties of cryptocurrencies against traditional financial assets.

  • Ahsan, T., Mirza, S.S., Al-Gamrh, B., Bin-Feng, C. and Rao, Z.-U. (2021) How to deal with policy uncertainty to attain sustainable growth: the role of corporate governance. Corporate Governance, The International Journal Of Business In Society. Vol. 21 N. 1 2021, pp. 78-91

The purpose of this study is to investigate themoderating impact of corporate governance (CG) on the relationship between economic policy uncertainty (EPU) and the sustainable growth (SG) ofChinese firms. The study collects data of 975 Chinese non-financial listed firms for the period from 2010 to 2017. The study measures SG using a comprehensive index based on nine financial indicators and applies industry and year fixed effects regression to investigate the direct and moderating impact ofCG on the relationship between EPU and SG of Chinese firms. The results of the study explain that EPU negatively affects SG, while concentrated ownership, board independence and board gender diversity (BGD) positively contribute to the SG of the Chinese firms. The results also explain that concentrated ownership and BGD reduce the negative impact of EPU on the SG of the Chinese firms. The study considers only non-financial firms; therefore, the results of this study cannot be generalized for financial firms. Future research can be carried out while considering financial firms as a unit of analysis. The investigation of the negative impact of policy uncertainty on SG is essential for the government and policymakers to devise policies to reduce uncertainty. The investigation of the moderating effect of CG enriches the literature on corporates’ response to policy uncertainty. It provides valuable insights for corporates regarding CGmechanisms to attain SG. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study that investigates the moderating impact ofCG on the SG of Chinese firms using an index-basedmeasurement of SG.

  • McNamara, T., Shaaban, S., Sbihi, A. and Laarraf, Z. (2021) The Operating Behaviour of Unbalanced, Unpaced Merging Assembly Lines, RAIRO – Operations Research, Vol 55, N° 1, pp 99-113.

Unbalanced assembly line research has grown in importance because of its increasing applications in emerging economies, reverse logistics and remanufacturing. This paper examines the performance of numerous simulated patterns for reliable unbalanced manual merging assembly lines. The contribution of this study to the literature is that imbalance does not always negatively impact efficiency and that it can improve merging line performance when compared to a corresponding balanced merging line. The best performance was found to be a balanced line configuration and a monotone decreasing order for both parallel merging lines, with the former generally resulting in a lower throughput and the latter resulting in a lower average buffer level than that of a balanced line.

  • Md Akhtaruzzaman, Waleed Abdel-Qader, Helmi Hammami, Syed Shams (2021) Is China a source of financial contagion? Finance Research Letters, Volume 38, 2021, 101393

The study examines the role China plays compared with the US in transmitting contagion to South Asia. Trade intensity, economic downturns, and negative net equity capital outflows positively influence dynamic conditional correlations between South Asian and US/Chinese financial stock returns. Chinese and US financial firms transmitted more spillovers than they received during the global financial crisis. Results are robust to the use of USD or local currency returns, and the alternative specification of the Diebold–Yilmaz model. The role of Chinese financial firms in transmitting shocks to South Asia may be of interest to policymakers, regulators, and other market participants.

  • Bryson D, Atwal G, Hultén P, Heine K. (2021) Antecedents of luxury brand hate: A quantitative study. Strategic Change, Volume 30, Issue 1, Special Issue: Anti‐consumption and brand hate, January 2021, pp 35-43

This study analyses the relationships of the antecedents of “extreme negative affect” toward luxury brands. The results show that the first-order predictors of luxury brand hate were negative stereotypes of people who use the luxury brand, consumer dissatisfaction with the brand, and negative word-of-mouth. The following three strategic approaches: (a) proactive, (b) neutral, and (c) reactive can be considered as a template to address the causes and implications of brand hate



  • Jang, S., Farajallah, M., Kevin Kam Fung So (2020) The effect of quality cues on Travelers’ demand for Peer to Peer ridesharing: a neglected area of the sharing economy . Journal of Travel Research, Volume: 60 issue: 2, page(s): 446-461
  • Pankov, S., Velamuri, V.K. & Schneckenberg, D. (2021) Towards sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems: examining the effect of contextual factors on sustainable entrepreneurial activities in the sharing economy. Small Business Economics, 56 (3), pages1073–1095

This paper seeks to expand our understanding of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems by investigating the interrelation between contextual factors and sustainable entrepreneurial activities of sharing ventures. While the sharing economy is considered as a potential pathway to a more sustainable society,; ambiguous activities of some sharing ventures call the credibility of sharing as a sustainable concept into question. In order to shed light on the underlying cause of the ambiguity, we conducted 37 in-depth interviews with founders and senior managers of sharing ventures. Our comparative analysis identifies two distinct sets of contextual factors, which influence their sustainable activities. The first set of contextual factors enhances sustainable activities by enforcing the adaptation of behavioral rules and by enabling the development of organizational capabilities. The second set of contextual factors restricts sustainable activities by impeding market penetration and by suppressing growth. We contribute to theorizing about sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems by delineating the conjoint effect of contextual factors on sustainable activities. Furthermore, our results add insights into the controversial academic debate about the sustainability dimension in the sharing economy.

  • Liu, Y., and Hu, H. 2021. Online Review Helpfulness: The Moderating Effects of Review Comprehensiveness. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Volume 33 Issue 2 pp. 534-556

Consumers’ evaluation of online review helpfulness has been widely examined. The extant literature suggests that the attributes of review content (e.g. review length and extremity) influence review helpfulness. However, review length cannot fully reflect the richness of the review content. Anchoring on information diagnosticity and extremity bias, this study aims to explore the effect of review comprehensiveness on its helpfulness. Field observations were obtained from 11,812 online restaurant reviews on a popular restaurant review platform. A controlled experiment was conducted to further delineate the effect of review comprehensiveness. Review comprehensiveness moderates the effects of review length and an extremely negative review on helpfulness. It also confirms that for reviews of the same length, one covering more aspects is perceived by consumers as more helpful. Different aspects of information in a review can efficiently assist decision making. The results suggest that review platforms can better design their interface by providing separate areas for different product aspects. The platform can then receive more comprehensive and helpful reviews and increase the diagnosticity of these. The study enriches the literature by introducing review comprehensiveness and examining the joint effects of review length and comprehensiveness on helpfulness. It also contributes to the literature by indicating how to reduce the effect of review extremity.

  • La Rocca, A., & Snehota, I. (2021). Mobilizing suppliers when starting up a new business venture. Industrial Marketing Management, Volume 93, February 2021, Pages 401-412

Prior research has shown that new ventures can complement their capabilities and extend their limited internal resources by drawing on suppliers. Yet, our knowledge of the supplier mobilization process in new ventures is limited. In this paper, we take a relational perspective on the mobilizing process, which entails investigating the scope for mobilizing suppliers in new ventures and new ventures’ attractiveness to suppliers. Drawing on three new venture cases, we posit that for new ventures the scope for mobilizing suppliers: 1) ranges from the use of suppliers for the procurement of well-defined existing inputs to the co-development of various resources and capabilities with suppliers; 2) varies across ventures, reflecting the new venture’s distance to market; and 3) depends on the supplier’s assessment of the new venture’s attractiveness as a customer. We also argue that the attractiveness of new ventures as customers to the suppliers is based on elements that differ from those found in studies of ongoing businesses, and include: 1) stimuli to innovate and develop new competencies, 2) reputational benefits and prestige, and 3) personal satisfaction.

  • Razm, S., Dolgui, A., Hammami, R., Brahimi, N., Nickel, S., Sahebi, H.(2021) A Two-Phase Sequential Approach to Design of Bioenergy Supply Chains under Uncertainty and Social Concerns. Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 145, February 2021, 107131

The use of renewable energies has become very attractive, because it protects the environment and boosts regional development. In this paper, a sustainable two-phase sequential approach is proposed for the design of bioenergy SCs under uncertainties. The first phase, integrating geographical information, social aspects, and multi-criteria decision-making techniques, helps find appropriate locations for the bio-refineries. High rates of unemployment, and high vulnerability to the variation in the markets in an economic crisis are considered as social concerns. Integrating these factors filters the areas for the second phase. The first phase reduces complexity in the computation of the problem and helps set up sustainable development in the supply chain. In the second phase, to cope with the uncertainties in the bioenergy supply network, a robust model is introduced. It reduces the sensitivity to inaccurate input data, and the obtained solutions stay optimal when the parameters change slightly. In order to validate this two-phase sequential approach, a case study is investigated. The results of tests show that integrating the concepts of uncertainties and sustainability with geographical information of the area in a two-phase sequential approach outperforms the traditional models and leads to the creation of 262 jobs. The jobs have a high impact on the surrounding area.



  • Lin, W., Shao, Y., Li, Guiquan., Guo, Y., & Zhan, X. (2021). The psychological implications of COVID-19 on employee job insecurity and its consequences: The mitigating role of organization adaptive practices. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(3), 317–329.

The current study aims to understand the detrimental effects of COVID-19 pandemic on employee job insecurity and its downstream outcomes, as well as how organizations could help alleviate such harmful effects. Drawing on event system theory and literature on job insecurity, we conceptualize COVID-19 as an event relevant to employees’ work, and propose that event strength (i.e., novelty, disruption, and criticality) of COVID-19 influences employee job insecurity, which in turn affects employee work and non-work outcomes. We also identified important organization adaptive practices responding to COVID-19 based on a preliminary interview study, and examined its role in mitigating the undesired effects of COVID-19 event strength. Results from a two-wave lagged survey study indicated that employees’ perceived COVID-19 event novelty and disruption (but not criticality) were positively related to their job insecurity, which in turn was positively related to their emotional exhaustion, organizational deviance, and saving behavior. Moreover, organization adaptive practices mitigated the effects of COVID-19 event novelty and criticality (but not disruption) on job insecurity. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

  • Romain Espinosa, Gregory DeAngelo, Bruno Deffains, Murat Mungan, Rustam Romaniuc (2021) The price of expungements. International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 65, March 2021, 105976

Expungement mechanisms allow first-time offenders to seal their criminal record. Theory predicts that the stigma of a criminal record can hinder the reintegration of criminals for whom legal activities are less lucrative. In theory, expungements priced at the reservation level can facilitate the reintegration of criminals without making first-time crime more attractive. This paper considers a behavioral perspective and offers experimental evidence about the impact of expungements priced at different levels. To do this, we set up a laboratory experiment where subjects repeatedly face opportunities to commit crime (takemoney from another subject). In addition to stochastic formal sanctions – imposed by the experimenter– we introduce endogenously determined social sanctions. In our main treatments of interest, subjects who choose the wrongful action have the opportunity to expunge their record prior to the second stage, thus avoiding social sanctions as long as they do not recidivate. Overall, our experiment shows that, from a general deterrence perspective, it is better to implement expungements at very high prices. We offer an explanation for this result based on the idea that the price of expungements may signal the moral reprehensibility of the offense.

  • Picot Coupey, K., Krey, N., Huré E., Ackermann, C.-L. (2021) Still work and/or fun? Corroboration of the hedonic and utilitarian shopping value scale. Journal of Business Research, Volume 126, March 2021, Pages 578-590

One of the most applied value scales in research is personal shopping value (PSV) by Babin, Darden, and Griffin (1994). PSV assesses consumers’ shopping experiences along hedonic and utilitarian value. The purpose of this research is the corroboration of the original article and the PSV scale to investigate the impact of the past 25 years on the scale’s dimensionality and item composition. The corroboration mirrors the original store environment, while an extension additionally considers two contemporary shopping environments: online websites and mobile apps. Results across six studies confirm shopping value’s two-dimensional structure of work and fun. However, individual items capturing hedonic and utilitarian value deviate from original PSV scale items in number and nature for current stores, online, and mobile apps environments. Researchers and practitioners should exhibit caution to blindly administer or adapt measures without considering temporal or contextual aspects of the scale that limit its applicability.

  • Alexakis, C., Vasilis Pappas, Manolis Skarmeas (2021) Market abuse under different close price determination mechanisms: A European case. International Review of Financial Analysis 74 (March 2021) 101707

We examine the presence and the severity of closing price manipulation across two regulatory shifts in the close price determination mechanism in the Athens stock exchange. First, we assess the transition from a value-weighted average price (VWAP) method to a plain-vanilla closing call auction method (CCAM). Second, we examine the effectiveness of additional features of CCAMs in deterring closing price manipulation. We use tick level data with full investor details for a group of highly traded stocks. Our results suggest that the CCAM managed to reduce – but not eliminate – closing price manipulation. CCAMs with additional anti-manipulation features are not effective in eliminating closing price manipulation either. Manipulation is dynamic and investors quickly adapt to new circumstances and opportunities; post-CCAM implementation sell-based closing price manipulation has increased, while part of the manipulation activity has shifted to the reference price formation.

  • Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R., Aziz, S.. (2021) The Bitcoin options market: A first look at pricing and risk. Applied Economics, Volume 53, Issue 17, pp. 2026-2041

This paper offers the first-ever look at Bitcoin options by investigating the wedge between optimum Bitcoin option prices based on classical option valuation models (Black-Scholes-Merton and the Heston-Nandi GARCH (1,1)) and actual premiums at which these options are trading. For this purpose, we use near-the-money call and put options traded on Deribit platform as on 27.01.2020, with the maturities ranging from January 31 to 25 September 2020. In addition, we analyse the risk inherent in Bitcoin options by calculating their Greeks and comparing them to those of traditional commodity options. Pricing results suggest slight overpricing and underpricing for Bitcoin call options with the strike $8,000 maturing on 30.01.2020 and 28.02.2020, respectively. We also find that the Bitcoin options provide much stable deltas over time compared to the other commodity options. This result implies higher insulation from undue price rises with the passage of time for investors in Bitcoin options. Our results are useful to regulators, investors and market managers in better understanding the nuances of the Bitcoin options market in addition to making more informed investment choices.

  • C. Alexakis, K. Eleftheriou and M. Polemis (2021) COVID-19 containment measures and stock market returns: An international spatial econometrics investigation. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Volume 29 (March 2021) 100428

We investigate the impact of governments’ social distancing measures against the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as this was reflected on 45 major stock market indices. We find evidence of negative direct and indirect (spillover) effects for the initial period of containment measures (lockdown).

  • Franssens, Botchway, de Swart and Dewitte (2021) Nudging commuters to increase public transport use: a field experiment in Rotterdam. Frontiers in Psychology. Volume 12, 633865

A large-scale field experiment in Rotterdam, Netherlands, tested whether nudging could increase public transport use. During one work week, 4000 commuters on six bus lines, received a free travel card holder. On the three bus lines in the experimental condition, the card holders displayed a social label that branded bus passengers as sustainable travelers because of their bus use. On the three bus lines in the control condition, there was no such message on the card holders. Analysis of the number of rides per hour showed that the intervention led to a change from pre-intervention (619 days) to postintervention period (176 days) that was estimated to be 1.18 rides per day greater on experimental lines than on control lines. This experiment shows that public transport operators can increase public transport use by incorporating messages that positively label passengers as sustainable travelers in their communication strategies.



  • Wu, Jiang , Jingxuan Cai, Robert Luo, and Jose Benitez (2021) How to increase customer repeated bookings in the short-term room rental market? A large-scale granular data investigation. Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce 143 (April 2021) 113495

The short-term room rental online platforms have boomed in the era of digital business acceleration, as they offer excellent opportunities for interactive behavior between host and guests. However, pursuing customer repeated bookings is a challenge on these platforms. How to increase customer repeated bookings in the short-term room rental market? We examine theoretically and empirically this crucial research question. Drawing on the theoretical foundations of the social interaction theory, we identify and study three host-guest interactions that can affect customer repeated bookings: overall interaction, individual interaction, and offline interaction. We conduct a combination of empirical methods, including text mining and econometrics, using longitudinal data of 36,072 order records and review contents from 5002 listings and 2181 hosts in six cities, which is a prevalent short-term room rental services provider in China. We find that overall host-guest interaction (online reply rate, acceptance rate, confirmation time) and individual host-guest interaction (the existence of individual interaction, absolute text length, and text similarity) increase customer repeated bookings. We also discover that offline host-guest interaction is a substitute for the effect of individual interaction (existence, text length, and similarity) on customer repeated bookings.

  • Erfan Asgari, Ramzi Hammami, Yannick Frein, Imen Nouira (2021) The effect of greenness- and price-based competition on a product’s environmental performance. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 234, April 2021, 108062

This study considers two retailers that offer substitutable products and compete in a greenness- and price-sensitive market. The retailers rely on supply chains that have different costs, replenishment times and carbon intensities. The demand is stochastic, and the inventory replenishment time is also stochastic. Each retailer decides the greenness of its product (carbon intensity), the price and the order size to maximize its expected profit under a service level constraint. The mean demand for each retailer decreases in its price and carbon intensity and increases in other retailer’s price and carbon intensity. The customers’ switchovers are, thus, governed by disparities in carbon intensity and price. The retailers may have different market powers since the total demand is not necessarily equally shared between them when they offer the same price and greenness level. We derive analytically the best response of each retailer to other retailer’s decisions at the Nash equilibrium. We determine the market conditions that lead the competing retailer to offering a greener or a dirtier product than the product it would have offered in a monopolistic situation. We explain how the retailer’s market power impacts on its greenness strategy under different market conditions. We also investigate insights into the impact of disparities in transportation carbon emissions, the order size decisions, and the retailers’ optimal profit under the different competition scenarios.

  • Espinosa, R., Treich, N. (2021) Animal welfare: antispeciesism, veganism and a “life worth living”. Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 531–548

While antispeciesism is an ethical notion, veganism is behavioral. In this paper, we examine the links between the two. Building on Blackorby and Donaldson (EconJ 102:1345–1369, 1992), we consider a two-species model in which humans consume animals. The level of antispeciesism is conceived as the weight on animals’ welfare in the utilitarian social welfare function. We show that more antispeciesism increases meat consumption if and only if animals’ utility is positive. That is, the critical condition is whether farm animals’ lives are worth living. We then empirically explore this condition using a survey. We find that farm-animal experts and frequent meat eaters are more likely to believe that the lives of farm animals are worth living. We finally discuss some issues in the study of animal welfare in economics and social choice.

  • Hudson S. and Descubes I. (2021) Ten years on: National context and legitimacy changes in French managers’ perceptions of CSR 2007-2017. Management International, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 1-16

We investigate how managers in French companies report their engagements and motivations regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2007 and 2017. We conducted and analysed 14 in-depth structured interviews with managers in 2007 and again in 2017. Thematic analysis shows that in 2007, managers focused on instrumental motivations for CSR, citing economically driven artefacts and pro-environmental efforts. In 2017, most managers reported increased and reinforced environmental and social engagements with a parallel shift in the expression of their motivations, seeing CSR as a responsibility to society and future generations, or as a normal, natural activity.

  • Shen Li Hong, Khan H, Hammami. H (2021) An Empirical Study of Lenders’ Perception of Chinese Online P2P Lending Platforms. Journal of Alternative Investments, Volume 23 Issue 4 Spring 2021, pp 152-175

Online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending volume has rapidly increased in China because of high financing and investment demands. However, high borrowing default and fraud rates have negatively affected Chinese online P2P lending because of its unique financial and unde¬veloped credit systems. They have prompted the Chinese government to issue regulations on Internet finance behavior to support online P2P lending. This research investigates online P2P lenders’ investment perceptions to understand investment intention related to online P2P lending. The research model is based on planned behavior theory. A ques¬tionnaire on attitudes collected data from voluntary participants; the data were analyzed with confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. The findings show that lenders’ attitudes, behavioral controls, and subjective norms—and those three constructs’ antecedents, except relative advantages—have a positive and significant influence on lend¬ers’ online P2P lending intentions.

  • Jad H. Bazih, Dieter Vanwalleghem (2021) Deriving value or risk? Determinants and the impact of emerging market banks’ derivative usage. Research in International Business and Finance, Volume 56, Issue 1, April 2021, 101379

This paper examines the determinants of the emerging market banks’ derivative usage and the impact of derivative usage on bank value, total risk and bank stability. Our empirical evidence first suggests that derivative usage is driven primarily by net interest margin, bank concentration and institutional strength. In addition, although derivative usage appears to reduce emerging market bank value, it does not affect total risk. Moreover, emerging market banks can reduce bank instability using derivatives. Our findings have important implications for investors and policy makers focusing on emerging derivatives markets.

  • Teichert, T., Wörfel, P. and Ackermann, C.-L. (2021). Casual snacking as an automatic process: a grounded cognition framework. British Food Journal, Vol. 123 No. 5, pp. 1705-1721.

Snacking typically occurs as an automatic, consciously uncontrolled process which can lead to unintended health consequences. Grounded cognition informs about the multifaceted drivers of such automatic consumption processes. By integrating situation-, stimulus-, and person-specific factors, this study provides a holistic account of snacking. A combined psychophysiological and behavioral experiment is conducted wherein participants can casually snack chocolate while participating in a survey setting. Implicit cognitions are assessed with the Implicit Association Test. The percentage of consumed chocolate serves as dependent variable in a Tobit regression with predictors at situation, stimulus and person level. Findings – Chocolate snacking is positively influenced by personal craving tendencies, implicit food associations and situational contingency. We condense the results into an overarching framework in line with grounded cognition literature. The multidimensional framework can guide consumer protection efforts to reduce excessive snacking habits based on situation, stimulus and person. This study integrates theory from social cognition, consumer research, and behavioral food research and, thereby, extends the existing body of knowledge on grounded cognitions underlying snacking consumption.



  • Oscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes (2021) Connecting others: Does a tertius iungens orientation shape the relationship between research networks and innovation? Research Policy, Volume 50, Issue 4, 104175

Research on social networks and innovation emphasizes that individuals spanning structural holes and crossing institutional boundaries have more opportunities for knowledge recombination and innovation involvement. However, transforming the potential knowledge and resources available through personal networks to attain innovation can be difficult for the focal individual. Using an ego-network approach, this study examines whether and to what extent an individual strategic orientation to cooperation (i.e. tertius iungens) contributes to strengthening the relation between two personal network properties (structural and institutional separation) and involvement in innovation. Our analysis is conducted in the context of biomedicine, where research networks are particularly relevant for science and innovation achievements. Our findings advance social network theory by decoupling social network mechanisms from individual strategic networking behavior as factors influencing knowledge generation processes. Results also provide original evidence on an overlooked phenomenon: the moderating role of a tertius iungens orientation in the relationship between multiple social network properties and innovation. Finally, our research sheds new light on the distinct sources of knowledge recombination in networks and the role of individual networking strategies to facilitate mobilization of resources for innovation.

  • Dowling, M., Hammami, H., Tawil, D., Zreik, O. (2021) Structuring energy economics research for impact. Energy Journal, The, Vol. 42, May 2021, No. 3., pp 29-52

We explore the drivers of impact for energy economics research based on an anal¬ysis of citations generated by The Energy Journal articles. The focus is on non-topic generators of impact. Our regression analysis shows that these non-topic measures can explain a substantial proportion (about 20%) of variation in future citations. We apply these findings, integrated with prior research on effective economics writing style, to recommend how energy economics articles should be written to increase their impact. These recommendations center particularly around the importance of initial article information provided to the reader and article structure.

  • Ruixue Zhang, Anran Li, Yaping Gong (2021). Too much of a good thing: Examining the curvilinear relationship between team‐level proactive personality and team performance. Personnel Psychology. Volume 74, Issue 2, Summer 2021, pp.295–321

Research has largely shown a positive linear relationship between proactive personality and job performance at the individual level. However, it remains unknown whether the same relationship holds at the team level. In this research, we propose and test a curvilinear relationship between team mean level of proactive personality and team performance. We also examine team potency and team cohesion as the explanatory mechanisms and the dispersion of proactive personality as a boundary condition for the relationship. We conducted two studies to test these ideas. In Study 1, we collected data from 93 teams in four companies from different industries. In Study 2, we collected data from 101 nursing teams in three hospitals. We found a curvilinear relationship between team mean level of proactive personality and team performance in Study 1 and replicated it in Study 2. We further demonstrated in Study 2 the moderating role of dispersion of proactive personality and the mediating role of team potency and team cohesion, respectively, in this curvilinear relationship. The positive trend of the curvilinear relationship is strengthened (weakened) when the dispersion of proactive personality is high (low). The negative trend is mitigated under high dispersion of proactive personality but is not significant under low dispersion of proactive personality. Practically, managers must be aware that team mean level of proactive personality benefits team performance only up to a certain point

  • Pankov, S., D. Schneckenberg, D. & V.K. Velamuri (2021). Advocating sustainability in entrepreneurial ecosystems: Micro-level practices of sharing ventures. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 166, 120654

While extant research on entrepreneurial ecosystems has focused on macro-level factors influencing the ecosystem’s development, the role and impact of entrepreneurial practices have been neglected. The objective of this study is to address this research gap and to shed light on the micro-level practices of entrepreneurs who support sustainability transitions in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Our inductive study looks at these micro-level practices from the perspective of sustainable ventures situated in the sharing economy. We conducted 31 in-depth interviews with the founders and senior managers of sustainable ventures to investigate how they advocate the sustainability cause in their ecosystem. Our findings show that sustainable entrepreneurs rely on three distinct sets of micro-level practices: building a supportive environment, disrupting normative standards, and reframing the sustainability paradigm. Also, sustainable entrepreneurs engage in political work to strengthen their position and credibility in the sharing economy, which is being increasingly dominated by profit-oriented players and business practices. By substantiating the central role and micro-level practices that sustainable entrepreneurs enact to advocate sustainability, our study contributes to theorizing the sharing economy. Furthermore, our resultant framework provides a detailed overview of the distinct micro-level practices that help ventures to support the sustainability transition in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

  • Nicolas Lenoble, Ramzi Hammami and Yannick Frein (2021) Fixed and Rolling Batching for Order Picking from Multiple Carousels. Production Planning and Control, Volume 32, 2021 – Issue 8, pp 652-659

The carousel is an important automated storage and retrieval system. Customer orders to be collected from carousels are grouped into batches and the orders of a batch are collected simultaneously. We study two batching methods for picking from multiple carousels: (i) fixed batching, where all orders belonging to a batch are collected before the next batch is started, and (ii) rolling batching, where each time an order belonging to the current batch is completed, it is immediately replaced by a new order. For these methods, the main decision is respectively to allocate orders to different batches and to define a sequence for adding orders into batches. With the objective of minimising the total completion time, we develop models for fixed and rolling batching. Thanks to our collaboration with the company KLS Logistic Systems, we use real data to test and prove the efficiency of our models. With comparison to current batching strategies of real companies and to benchmark heuristics, our models yield a considerable time saving. Our findings also indicate that an increase in order size favours the rolling batching over the fixed batching. The models developed in this paper have been implemented and are currently being used in practice

  • Md Abubakar Siddique, Md Akhtaruzzaman, Afzalur Rashid, Helmi Hammami (2021) Carbon disclosure, carbon performance and financial performance: International evidence, International Review of Financial Analysis, Volume 75, 2021, 101734

This study examines how carbon performance affects carbon disclosure and how carbon disclosure affects financial performance. With a sample of global firms, the study analyses how relationships between carbon disclosure, carbon performance and financial performance vary in institutional contexts. Our results show that carbon disclosure positively affects carbon performance, consistent with the signalling theory. We find that carbon disclosure negatively (positively) affects financial performance in the short-term (long-term). Our findings have significant implications for investors as some firms use carbon disclosure as part of impression management. Our results help regulators to monitor carbon disclosure and assist investors with investment decisions.

  • de Kervenoael, R, Schwob, A, Hasan, R, Ting, YS (2021) Consumers’ perceived value of healthier eating: A SEM analysis of the internalisation of dietary norms considering perceived usefulness, subjective norms, and intrinsic motivations in Singapore. Journal of Consumer Behavior, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp.550–563

Consumers’ internalisation of social norms is at work when they make routine, healthier food choices in everyday contexts. We investigate the dynamics of this phenomenon in Singapore, where over 98% of consumer food products are imported. To study this, we propose, through a consumer perspective (n = 316) via Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM), a model that establishes a positive relationship between perceived usefulness, subjective norms, and intrinsic motivations and the perceived value of healthier food. Subjective norms are themselves found to be a function of perceived barriers, facilitating conditions and personal innovativeness. Our framework contributes to establish a shift in the drivers of healthier food choices toward a more socio-culturally grounded decision-making approach that is particularly relevant to understand food consumption. We show that daily food routines (opposing the exceptional healthy food item) are encapsulated in perceived value of healthier eating. The data indicates further that to support healthier food product consumption, both policy makers and food providers must facilitate imported foods that meet quickly changing lifestyle requirements.

  • Atwal G, Bryson D (2021) Antecedents of Intention to Adopt Artificial Intelligence Services by Consumers in Personal Financial Investing. Strategic Change, Special Issue: Artificial intelligence in finance, Volume 30, issue 3, May 2021, pp 293-298

Antecedents of intention to adopt artificial intelligence and robo-advisory services from the German private investors’ perspective may guide future adoption behavior. This paper raises the question to what extent German investors’ is willing to use robo-advisory services instead of a human advisor to manage their investments. The exploratory study identified the following constructs that impact the intention to use artificial intelligence to invest: perceived risk, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, social influences, and intention to use. Findings from this study can help inform marketers when developing strategies to foster awareness and the adoption of roboadvisors.

  • Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson, Alistair Williams (2021) An Exploratory Study of the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Burgundy’s Wine Industry. Strategic Change, Special Issue: Artificial intelligence in finance, Volume 30, issue 3, May 2021, pp 299-306

The objective of this exploratory study is to identify which factors enable or inhibit artificial intelligence adoption within the wine sector and specifically for the Burgundy region. Findings revealed that the winegrower’s adoption intention could be assessed according to (a) perceived benefits, (b) organizational readiness, and (c) external pressure



  • Castillo, A., Benitez,J., Llorens, J., Luo Xin (2021) Social media-driven customer engagement and movie performance: Theory and empirical evidence. Decision Support Systems, Volume 145, Issue 1, 113516

Can social media-driven customer engagement help movie producers to increase movie sales? Movie producers use social media to boost customer engagement; however, our understanding of whether there is a relationship between pre-consumption customer engagement and movie sales is limited. This research explores what drives the success of movies on the opening-weekend. We examine the relationship between pre-consumption customer engagement driven by social media (i.e., personal and interactive engagement) and movie performance (i.e., opening-weekend box office revenues). Driven by the debate about the potential capacity of social media-driven customer engagement to improve movie performance and the limited understanding of the association of pre-consumption customer engagement and movie performance, this research suggests that social media-enabled customer engagement (i.e., personal and interactive engagement) has the potential to improve movie performance, and these two types of engagement can interact to make this effect stronger. We analyze these relationships drawing from the uses and gratifications theory and the social media affordances perspective that motivate customers to interact in social media. The theoretical model evaluation was tested on a unique and original dataset composed of 966 movies released in the U.K. and Spain. The empirical analysis suggests that personal and interactive engagement are positively related to movie performance, and the positive effects of personal and interactive engagement on movie performance are mutually reinforcing. This research contributes to Information Systems (IS) research by theorizing and empirically showing how customer engagement driven by social media creates business value by improving movie performance.

  • Dirk Schneckenberg, Jose Benitez, Christoph Klos, Vivek K. Velamuri, Patrick Spieth (2021) Value creation and appropriation of software vendors: A digital innovation model for cloud computing, Information & Management, Volume 58, Issue 4, June 2021, 103463

Do software vendors propose, create, and capture value in the era of digital transformation? Drawn on the literature of business models, digital innovation, and firms’ capabilities, we examine this cutting-edge research question. We conducted a multiple case research of 10 software vendors operating in Germany and Austria. The thematic analysis yields a conceptual model that explains whether and how software vendors leverage cloud computing-enabled innovation for the digital boost, which is this study’s primary contribution to information systems research. Software vendors use a complementary portfolio of information technology and organizational capabilities to innovate in their value proposition, creation, and capture.

  • Hammami, R., Frein, Y., Albana, A.S. (2021) Customer rejection to guide lead time quotation and pricing decisions. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 72(6), 1358-1372

The lead time (LT) quotation and pricing models in make-to-order environments usually assume that all arriving orders are accepted. Hence, despite the loss of demand, the firm must quote a relatively long LT to tackle the situations where there are too many waiting orders. This paper investigates the policy of accepting orders based on the state of the system and, consequently, rejecting customers when the number of waiting orders is larger than a given threshold value. Indeed, if there are less than K jobs in the system (K fixed), then the new order is accepted and a pair of LT and price are quoted to the customer. Otherwise, the order is rejected. Thus, we model the firm’s operations as a M/M/1/K queue instead of the commonly-used M/M/1 queue. We determine the optimal solution for K = 1 and solve the problem numerically for K ≥ 2. We show that our policy can be more profitable than the all-orders acceptance policy. We provide insights into when should a K be imposed and how such a K should be chosen. We find that the higher the sensitivity of demand to price or to LT is, the lower the optimal value of K.


  • Agi, M., Faramarzi-Oghani, S., Hazir, O. (2021) Game theory-based models in green supply chain management: a review of the literature. International Journal of Production Research, 59:15, pp 4736-4755

This paper provides a systematic review and analysis of the game-theroy-based research in Green Supply Chains Management (GSCM). Based on a rigorous content analysis of 108 papers carefully selected from the literature, we present a detailed picture of the current state of this research and point to the promising future directions. Our analysis shows a rapid increase in the number of publications during the last three years, with an imbalance in the contribution of the publishing outlets, as nearly two third of the reviewed papers are published by only four journals. Results also show the dominance of deterministic static models and simple two-level SC structures. Developing stochastic models, considering the risk and the evolutionary nature that inherently characterise the business environment and investigating more complex multi-level SC structures are among the promising future research opportunities.

  • Matkovskyy Roman and Jalan Akanksha (2020) Can Bitcoin be an inflation hedge? Evidence from a quantile-on-quantile model., pp. 1021-1041 Revue Economique (Economic Review), Volume 2021/07, pp. 1021-1041

In this study we quantify and analyze the dynamic dependence between US, eurozone, UK and Japan Bitcoin market returns and realized and unexpected inflation, conditional on different market states and various nuances of inflation. Using a Quantile-on-Quantile regression, we investigate the hedging properties of Bitcoin against inflation, thereby offering a fresh look at the return-inflation puzzle from the point of view of alternative investments. We find that while bullish UK, Euro and Japanese Bitcoin markets facilitate hedging against inflation by offering higher returns, the USD Bitcoin market performs worse with inflation. In general, our results indicate an asymmetric relationship between inflation, both realized and unexpected, and alternative investments such as the Bitcoin market.

  • Belboula, I., Ackermann, C.-L. (2021) Consumer response to service brand physical elements: Using a semantic priming task to explore implicit understanding of service brand meaning. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Volume 61, July 2021, 102019

Consumers’ responses to design features involve both conscious and non-conscious information processing. The current research therefore argues that a combination of explicit and implicit measures should be used to assess consumer understanding of service brand meaning conveyed by a service brand’s physical elements. However, most methods traditionally used to evaluate design meaning are explicit methods, based on conscious cognitive processes. The current research addresses this gap by documenting how understanding of service brand meaning conveyed by a service brand’s physical elements can be tapped by an implicit measure. More specifically, it aims to investigate the extent to which a greater ability to decode meaning conveyed by design features results in differences in implicit understanding of service brand meaning. This research uses a Semantic Priming Task to assess associative strength between brand meaning and a service brand’s physical elements. Results (N ¼ 157) show that command of the design language, captured by design acumen and involvement in the product category, results in greater ability to implicitly understand brand meaning conveyed by a service brand’s physical elements, and moderates the implicit-explicit relationship. Results suggest that combining implicit and explicit measures may help practitioners in charge of creating brand’s physical elements, especially when associations between design types and brand impressions are not constant across product categories.

  • Zhang, Y., Li, J., Liu, C.-H., Shen, Y. and Li, G. (2021) The effect of novelty on travel intention: the mediating effect of brand equity and travel motivation. Management Decision, Vol. 59 No. 6, pp. 1271-1290

Research on the relationship between novelty and travel intention is lacking. This study attempts to fill this gap by developing a theoretical model to explain how novelty influences travel intention through two mediating paths: brand equity and tourist motivation. In this study, data were collected from 466 foreign visitors to Taiwanese night markets. To test the model, the authors applied structural equation modeling (SEM) to identify the critical attributes that predicted foreign tourists’ travel intentions. The SEM analysis indicated that novelty in tourism management was related to brand equity and intrinsic motivation, which increased foreign tourists’ travel intentions and offered advantages for highly competitive, high-density night markets in Taiwan. In addition, brand equity was an important mediator that connected novelty and tourists’ travel intentions. Finally, novelty indirectly affected travel intention and intrinsic motivation through brand equity. There may exist potential moderators in the relationships among the brand equity and travel intention categories. Future research studies could explore whether any moderators influence the relationship mechanisms examined in this study. This research expands on previous research studies that have focused on the value of travel intention. Furthermore, the study uses brand equity theory (BET) and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to examine the mediating effect of intrinsic motivation on the relationship between novelty and travel intention.

  • Abdulsalam Alquhaif, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Rohaida Abdul Latif, Sitraselvi Chandren (2021) Board independence tenure and real earnings management: accretive share buyback activities in Malaysia. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. Vol. 15, No. 3, 2021, pp 266-284

This study examines the impact of tenure in independent directors and audit committees on accretive share buybacks for real earnings management. Taking a sample of 601 non-financial firms listed on Bursa Malaysia from 2010 to 2015, we use a tobit model to test our hypotheses, where real earnings management is proxied by accretive share buyback. We find a significant effect of the tenure of outside directors on accretive share buyback. Firms with long-serving independent board directors are more likely to undertake real earnings management through accretive share buyback. Evidence is also found that firms with audit committees including long-serving members are more likely to engage in share buyback to maximise reported earnings per share (EPS) for earnings management. Finally, a high percentage of independent directors on audit committees restrain managers from utilising accretive share buyback to manage reported EPS.

  • M. Hemmati, S.M.J. Mirzapour Al-e-Hashem, S.M.T. Fatemi Ghomi (2021) Heuristic analyses of separate and bundling sales for complimentary products under consignment stock policy, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Volume 157, 2021, 107297

In the real world, various products are displayed simultaneously on the shelf; therefore, their demands/prices affect each other. This paper aims at studying a joint economic lot-sizing model with two complementary products in a supply chain consisting of a vendor and a buyer. The vendor sends items to the buyer’s warehouse in equal-size batches applying vendor-managed inventory with consignment stock policy. The buyer stocks items at the warehouse and on the shelf. Two mixed-integer nonlinear models that consider bundling and separate sales have been proposed and solved through different solution algorithms such that the profit is maximized. The concavity of both models’ objective functions is investigated and the effect of considering complementation between products and bundling strategy is studied. Numerical experiments indicate that the bundle’s marginal profit is greater than a single product’s marginal profit. Moreover, the supply chain members can also take advantage of economies of scale in bundling sales.

  • Fayaz Ali, Muhammad Z. Tauni, Ayaz Ali, Tanveer Ahsan (2021) Do buyer–seller personality similarities impact compulsive buying behaviour? Journal of Consumer Behavior, Special Issue: Contemporary Personality Perspectives in Consumer Behaviour, Volume 20, Issue 4, July/August 2021, pp. 996-1011

This study investigates the influence of buyer–seller personality similarities on compulsive buying behaviour in a dyadic setting. To provide insights into the gaps in previous research, we collected both buyer and corresponding seller data, and considered sellers’ personalities. Specifically, using difference score analyses and variance-based structural equation modelling, we analysed 1038 buyer–seller dyads in service encounters. Compared with the effects of individual buyers’ personalities on compulsive buying, the combined personality results showed that buyer–seller agreeableness similarities increase the compulsive buying behaviour of agreeable buyers. On the other hand, buyer–seller similarities in openness and neuroticism reduce compulsive buying. A further analysis showed that buyer–seller interactions mediate the effect of their extraversion and openness similarities on compulsive buying, while buyers’ shopping enjoyment mediates the effect of their extraversion and neuroticism similarities on compulsive buying. Overall, compulsive buyers have interpersonally different buying behaviours when their personalities match (differ) with their corresponding sellers’. Thus, marketers can match agreeable buyers with similar sellers to promote sales, while dissimilar sellers should be complemented with openminded and neurotic buyers, in particular, to reduce losses.

  • Xie, Y., Meng, Y., Xiong, J., Xu, L. and Yan, J. (2021). Non-profits and the environment in China: struggling to expand their franchise. Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 42 No. 4, pp. 257-267

Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), one of the major forces in environmental protection, have developed rapidly in the past few years, especially in developing countries such as China. This paper aims to reveal how the ENGOs select their focuses, specifically if they only concentrate on one focus or on contexts in which they obtain various focuses and the motivations behind their choosing strategies. The current research interviewed 103 leaders of ENGOs covering every province in mainland China and adopts existing theories of NGOs alongside diversification strategy from a management perspective. The results showed that most Chinese ENGOs now tend to be diversified but face different challenges. This research highlights the importance of ENGOs’ resources and capacities in facing current challenges and suggests directions to improve their diversification strategy. This research adds value to the research of environmental NGOs and gives suggestions to environmental NGO practitioners, in particular to those in emerging markets.



  • Hudson, S. and Gonzalez-Gomez, H.V. (2021). Can imposters thrive at work? The imposter phenomenon’s role in work and career outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Volume 128, August 2021, 103601

This paper examines the effect the impostor phenomenon (IP) on short-term emotions (shame) and performance (creativity and organizational citizenship behavior- OCB) at work, and on career outcomes. Previous research shows direct detrimental effects of IP on some short-term performance measures, but effects on creativity and OCB remain under-researched, and no work has investigated any career effects. Through an experimental approach (Studies 1 and 3) and an online vignette (Study 2) using working populations, we find that IP is expressed as shame in response to simulated and recalled real work events. Shame mediates the negative effect of IP on creativity, and its positive effect on OCB, and mechanistic organizational structure exacerbates the negative shame-creativity relationship. Furthermore, Study 4 uses a survey design to reveal that IP relates negatively to external employability and career success. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we suggest that IP and shame deplete resources such that impostors suffer reduced ability to perform well at work in the short-term, with negative consequences for career success.

  • Espinosa, R. and Treich, N. (2021). Moderate Versus Radical NGOs†. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.Volume103, Issue 4, August 2021, pp 1478-1501

NGOs often vary in terms of how radical they are. In this paper, we explore the effectiveness of NGO discourses in bringing about social change. We focus on animal advocacy: welfarist NGOs primarily seek to improve the conditions in which animals are raised and reduce meat consumption, whereas abolitionist NGOs categorically reject animal use and call for a vegan society. We design an experiment to study the respective impact of welfarist and abolitionist discourses on participants’ beliefs regarding pro-meat justifications and their actions, namely their propensity to engage in the short run in animal welfare (charity donation, petition against intensive farming) and plant-based diets (subscription to a newsletter promoting plant-based diets, petition supporting vegetarian meals). We first show that both welfarist and abolitionist discourses significantly undermine participants’ pro-meat justifications. Second, the welfarist discourse does not significantly affect participants’ actions, although we detect a potential backlash effect of the abolitionist discourse. We show that the NGOs’ positive standard effect on actions through the change in beliefs is outweighed by a negative behavioral response to the discourses (reactance effect). Last, greater public-good contributions are associated with greater engagement in animal welfare in the presence of an NGO discourse.

  • Hunjra. A, Kijkasiwat. P, Arunachalam. M, Hammami. H (2021) Covid-19 health policy intervention and volatility of Asian capital markets. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 169, 120169

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disturb the global economy and capital markets. Governments across the globe relentlessly enact health policy measures to contain coronavirus and undertake economic relief programs to reduce the impacts on their economies. This paper examines the effects of Covid-19 government health measures on the volatility of capital markets in East Asian economies. The study applies Monte Carlo type simulations to determine stock price volatility over the period when health policy measures were implemented. The findings indicate that different health policy measures have affected investors’ behavior and caused volatility of stock markets. However, there are country-different impacts on the volatility of these capital markets. The findings provide important insights that are useful when reviewing Covid-19 health policy measures to mitigate the impacts on stock markets.

  • Zhao, S., Xiong, J., Kim, S.-Y., Xu, L. and Yan, J. (2021) When bike-sharing crashed in China: a bumpy ride. Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 42 No. 5, pp. 295-303

Buoyed by the desire to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and develop sustainable urban transportation, the dockless bike-sharing industry boomed in China during 2017–2018. To the surprise of the stakeholders, this industry dramatically ebbed in 2019. The dockless bike-sharing system deviated from a problem-solver to a troublemaker in a very short period. The oversupplied and excessively discarded shared bikes caused a big waste of resources and serious pollution to the environment. In this paper, the decision-making of the key players of the industry, i.e. business operators, investors, customers and government, is analyzed through the lens of the cognitive bias. This paper aims to illuminate the process of how this innovative transport solution turned to a disastrous ending, which caused damage to urban environment and financial loss to investors. In this study, a qualitative analysis based on the rich secondary data sources is conducted. A rich amount of qualitative data including news reports, government policies, consulting reports and companies’ annual reports etc. were collected. The study shows, in the product introduction period, the government, business operators, investors and consumers fell into the cognitive bias. They over focused on the positive side such as high-tech, eco-friendly, convenient image of the dockless bike-sharing solution. Thereby, the key stakeholders made irrational decisions in product adoption and management. This study moves toward increasing key stakeholders’ awareness of the imperative to reduce these biases when promoting eco-innovations. This study also recommends a prudent attitude with a rational and comprehensive thinking style in dealing with eco-innovation and the emerging sharing economy. To solve the cognitive biases, this study recommends that people use rational decision-making style to examine and adopt the dockless bike-sharing solutions. Practical recommendations to tackle the existing recycling crisis of the dockless bike-sharing industry are also discussed.

  • Jiang, R.J., Xiong, J., Ding, Y. and Parameswaran, R. (2021) To wait or not to wait: pacing international expansion in China for best results. Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 42 No. 5, pp. 343-350

How to enter and expand in a newly emerged foreign market is less understood. Should multinational enterprises move fast or slowly? In this study, the authors take China as the context to investigate what factors will lead to a fast expansion strategy in a foreign market. The purpose of this paper is to understand whether fast expansion benefits firms’ performance in a rapidly emerging market. Based on insights from field interviews, the authors developed a theoretical framework. Then, the authors collected data from surveys of managers of multinational enterprises from Western countries to test their hypothesis. This research context is based on the experience of multinational enterprises in China which opened up to foreign direct investment in 1979. This study shows that internally, strategic long-term investment goals, top management team commitment and externally switching costs and the growth in the demand market which will push firms to expand fast in the newly emerged China market. Faster pace of expansion benefits the performance of multinational enterprises in a newly emerged market. Based on the onsite interviews followed by the survey of top managers of multinational enterprises located in China, this study provides a fine-grained analysis of the importance of pace and its key antecedents. Thus, the results provide new insights to decision-makers of multinational enterprises when considering expanding in an emerging market at its early stages of growth.



  • Christos Alexakis, Michael Dowling, Vasileios Pappas, Manimozhi Ramachandiran, Favianos Skalvos (2021) Do hotel financial factors influence satisfaction? Annals of Tourism Research, Volume 90, 2021, 103128

We investigated how hotel customers’ satisfaction is influence by the financial performance of the hotels. We extracted the satisfaction ratings from Trip Advisor for 3,4 and 5 star hotels in Greece. Financials wee extracted from hotels’ financial statements. Our findings show that the hotels in each star category have different financial profiles and attract different customer satisfaction ratings. 5-star hotels attract the highest customer satisfaction score and also have greater asset investment, more beds, and higher revenue/bed. In terms of expenses, the 5-star hotels have higher cost of goods sold, and lower administration and selling expenses as a proportion of revenue. Lastly, there is a lower prevalence of swimming pools in 5-star hotels, perhaps partially reflecting the business focus as opposed to tourism focus of these hotels.

  • Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R., Urquhart, A. (2021) What effect did the introduction of Bitcoin futures have on the Bitcoin spot market? The European Journal of Finance, Volume 27 issue 13, pp. 1251-1281

Bitcoin futures were introduced in December 2017 and this was seen by some as a sign of the most popular cryptocurrency finally being accepted by the financial community. In this paper, we examine the impact of the introduction of Bitcoin futures on the Bitcoin spot market in terms of five characteristics – returns, volatility, skewness, kurtosis and liquidity, using a Bayesian diffusion-regression (state-space) structural time-series model. Our results indicate that the introduction of bitcoin futures potentially exerted a downward impact on the USD bitcoin spot market return and skewness and an upward one on volatility, kurtosis and liquidity, which became higher after futures were introduced. Therefore, our paper offers important insights for investors and regulators, while providing some guidance as to the potential impact of futures markets on other cryptocurrencies.

  • Gonzalez-Gomez, Helena V., Hudson S. and Aude Rychalski (2021) The psychology of frustration: Appraisals, outcomes and service recovery. Psychology and Marketing 38(9), 1550-1575

This study fills a gap in the consumer emotions literature regarding customer frustration in a customer service setting. Most research on customer emotions has examined anger, happiness or affect in general, largely ignoring the particularities of frustration. Consistent with appraisal theory, we use five experiments to explore the different appraisal dimensions that define frustration and its relation to customer loyalty and satisfaction. Contrary to common belief, we show that frustration is not simply the result of goal‐blocking, but rather of a more complex combination of appraisals which differentiate it from anger and lead to distinct effects on satisfaction and loyalty. We also examine how the effects of frustration on loyalty and satisfaction are mitigated by service recovery in a further experiment and an event reconstructive method. Our results test appraisal theory, inform theory on customer emotions and have important implications for our understanding of customer satisfaction and loyalty following frustrating customer service encounters

  • Saqib Aziz, Dawood Ashraf, Rwan El-Khatib (2021) Societal trust and Sukuk activity. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 74, sept 2021, 101384

Sukuk investments require investors and issuers to adhere to subtle moral and ethical standards beyond following mere profit maximization objectives. Investor trust manifested through the level of societal trust could be vital in the global Sukuk investment surge. This study investigates the relationship between the societal trust level and Sukuk activity. It employs a global sample of Sukuk issuances spanning over 2001–2019 and finds that a country’s societal trust level significantly and positively influences the amount of Sukuk issued. Moreover, this positive effect supersedes the negative effects of higher information asymmetry associated with equity-based Sukuk or Sukuk issued by risky firms. Ultimately, trust is both a deterrent and critical for Islamic finance success.

  • Ezzedine Ghlamallah, Christos Alexakis, Michael Dowling, Anke Piepenbrink (2021) The topics of Islamic economics and finance research. International Review of Economics & Finance, Volume 75, September 2021, Pages 145-160

We provide a comprehensive structuring of research on Islamic economics and finance into the core topics of the area, for the period 1979 to 2018. This is carried out through a probabilistic topic modeling approach that allows statistical learning of the connection between research articles as well as their shared topics. This approach, which blends machine learning and natural language processing, helps provide a comprehensive structure to the literature. Our topic modeling analysis is conducted on approximately 1500 articles and suggests the Islamic economics and finance literature can be well-described by 11 topics. These topics cover economic, finance, and morality issues. Our research can be applied to provide a clear structure for ongoing research agendas in Islamic economics and finance as well as a framework for understanding research development in this area. We also note the differences between Islamic and conventional approaches to economics and finance research in order to highlight the inherent new contributions of this maturing area of research.

  • Z. Umar, S. Aziz and D. Tawil (2021) The impact of COVID-19 induced panic on the return and volatility of precious metals. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Volume 31, September 2021, 100525

We use TVP-VAR approach to analyze the connectedness between the COVID-19 induced global panic index (GPI) and precious metals return and volatility. We find evidence of positive connectedness between the GPI and precious metals with GPI being a shock transmitter and precious metals, especially gold, being net receivers. While silver shows the highest resistance to shocks, platinum and palladium present a time varying transmission pattern. Our results refute the safe-haven property of precious metals during the COVID-19 outbreak, with the exception of silver.



  • Dermot Breslin, Johan Kask, Michael Schlaile, Gianpaolo Abatecola (2021) Developing a coevolutionary account of innovation ecosystems. Industrial Marketing Management, Volume 98, 2021, pp 59-68

Whilst research in innovation ecosystems has focused on the connectivity, interdependence, and coevolution of actors, technologies, and institutions, there has been a gap in the study of these relationships between actors, with little explanation given on how mutually interdependent parties adapt. In this paper, we draw further on the ecological metaphor to present a view of innovation ecosystems as complex adaptive systems, where patterns of change emerge from microlevel coevolutionary interactions between actors. Drawing on this view, we explore related implications for our understanding of ecosystem boundaries, coevolutionary rules of interaction, and how ecosystems are energized through innovation. Specifically, we contribute to the literature by developing a novel account of innovation ecosystems where actors are bound together through changing modes of coevolution. Drawing on this account, we explore key theoretical and practical implications for our understanding of ecosystem actors, rules of interaction, and the wider innovation ecosystem. We conclude that innovation both maintains and drives change within the innovation ecosystem, by altering the microlevel rules of interaction and coevolutionary relationships between actors.

  • Mahabubur Rahman, M. Ángeles Rodríguez-Serrano & Anisur R. Faroque (2021) Corporate environmentalism and brand value: A natural resource-based perspective, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 29:4, 463-479

Given ever-increasing engagement of firms in corporate environmentalism over the past few decades, a multitude of studies investigated the antecedents and consequences of corporate environmentalism. Extant studies exploring the consequences of corporate environmentalism predominantly measured its effects on firm performance. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study thus far has explored whether or not the key pro-environmental initiatives pertaining to corporate environmentalism carried out by industrial firms have any effect on market-based assets, namely, brand value. This study endeavored to address this gap in the literature. Drawing on natural resource-based view of the firm (NRBV), this study argued that industrial firms committed to corporate environmentalism reap rewards in the form of higher brand value. This study investigated three salient areas of corporate environmentalism, namely, environmental innovation, efficiency in using natural resources and emission reduction. The findings of this research demonstrate that industrial firms that outperform in environmental innovation, use fewer natural resources, and reduce emission have a higher brand value. Interestingly, while environmental innovation and efficiency in using natural resources contribute fairly equally to brand value, ability to reduce emissions contributes the least to brand value creation.



  • Saqib Aziz, Mahabubur Rahman, Dildar Hussain, Duc K. Nguyen (2021) Does corporate environmentalism affect corporate insolvency risk? The role of market power and competitive intensity. Ecological Economics, Volume 189, 107182

Little is known about the effects of green performance on corporate insolvency risk. This study examines the relationship between green performance and firm insolvency risk from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Using a panel of 179 US firms included in the Newsweek Green Rankings and a system generalised method of moments estimation which generates endogeneity-robust regression coefficients, we found that firms with higher green performance are at lower risk of insolvency. We further postulate and provide theory-based empirical evidence that the nexus between green performance and insolvency risk is contingent upon other internal and external boundary conditions. Specifically, this research documents that the nexus between green performance and firm insolvency risk is moderated by market power as well as industry competitive intensity. The results of this study are robust across several sensitivity analyses

  • Christos Alexakis, Dimitris Kenourgios, Vasileios Pappas, Athina Petropoulou (2021) From dotcom to Covid-19: A convergence analysis of Islamic investments. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 75, 2021, 101423

This paper goes beyond the extant comparisons of Islamic and conventional investments by econometrically assessing their convergence dynamics, in a dataset spanning over 1996–2020, covering ten business sectors and five episodes of crisis. We use a dynamic multivariate framework to estimate time-varying correlations, which we submit to beta and sigma-convergence analysis. Subsequently we examine how convergence dynamics affect portfolio risk management and crisis propagation. Our results show strong convergence of Islamic and conventional investments. During crises conventional convergence rates double, but Islamic ones are less affected. Sectoral diversification works best for conventional investments; Islamic ones behave as a single entity. On average we document a 7% risk diversification benefit from Islamic investments, at a 64 basis points cost. Yet, at the epicentre of the Covid-19 financial crisis this rises to 466 basis points and highlights the resilience of these investments in an exogenous event. Islamic investments reduce volatility spillovers in the financial system, but they are progressively less insulated across time. Our findings withstand a battery of robustness checks and are primarily useful to policy makers and investors

  • Jbid Arsenyan, Agata Mirowska (2021) Almost human? A comparative case study on the social media presence of virtual influencers. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 155, 102694

As virtual agents become prevalent in many domains, virtual influencers have gone live on social media platforms, integrating human networks and interacting with users. Building on research on human-computer interactions, the Uncanny Valley hypothesis, and Computers Are Social Actors paradigm, this paper aims to investigate (1) virtual agents’ similarity to humans in terms of behaviour in human networks and (2) reactions to human versus virtual agents in human networks where this interaction is publicly visible. We analyse the posting behaviour of and reactions to one human, one human-like virtual, and one anime-like virtual influencer active on a popular social media platform via text and emoji postings over an 11-month period. We find that, despite the general positive atmosphere of the platform, the human-like virtual influencer receives significantly lower positive reactions, providing evidence for the Uncanny Valley. Additional measures of negative reactions show a similar pattern. We discuss these results within the context of authenticity and social identity on social media, providing recommendations for the implementation of virtual influencers in human social networks

  • Yash Chawla, Agnieszka Radziwon, Laurent Scaringella, Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson, Marco Greco, Paulo Duarte Silveira, Eduardo Pestana de Aguiar, QingYang Shen, Markus Will, Anna Kowalska-Pyzalska (2021) Predictors and outcomes of individual knowledge on early-stage pandemic: Social media, information credibility, public opinion, and behaviour in a large-scale global study, Information Processing & Management, Volume 58, Issue 6, November 2021, 102720

This study explores how individuals obtain knowledge, perceive information sources, behave, and form opinions while facing a pandemic at an early stage. We develop a conceptual model linking the predictors of individuals’ knowledge with people’s behavior and opinions. The model is empirically tested through a large-scale global survey of 15,552 respondents from 126 nationalities. Our results indicate that relying on one source of information does not lead to favourable behavior towards curbing the pandemic. Furthermore, we need to educate people and control misinformation spread on policy and social network platforms to curb emergencies collectively

  • R. Boucekkine, M. Laksaci, M. Touati-Tliba (2021) Long-run stability of money demand and monetary policy:

The case of Algeria. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Volume 24, 2021, e00217
Since the start of the oil counter-shock in June 2014, Algeria has experienced unprecedented twin deficits. The excessive monetisation of the public deficit coupled with other deep anomalies in the economy of this country acutely calls for reconsideration of its monetary policy. To this end a prior study of the long-run stability of money demand is needed. We estimate the demand for money for monetary aggregates M1 and M2, and cash in Algeria over the period 1979–2019, and study its long-run stability. We show that the transaction motive is significant for all three aggregates, especially for the demand for cash, reflecting the weight of informal economy “practices”. The elasticity of the scale variable is very close to unity for M2 and M1, and even equal to unity for cash demand (1.006). The elasticity of inflation is also significant for all three aggregates, although its level is higher in the case of cash demand (􀀀 6.474). Despite the persistence of certain financial repression mechanisms, interest rate elasticity is significant for all three aggregates, but higher for M1 and cash. The same observation is made for elasticity of the exchange rate, reflecting the effect of monetary substitution, especially for M1 and cash. Finally, our study concludes that the demand for money in terms of M1 remains stable, the same observation being confirmed for the M2 aggregate. However, the demand for fiat currency proves not to be stable. The consequences for the optimal design of monetary policy in Algeria are clearly stated

  • Truong, Y, Ackermann, C.-L., Richard Klink (2021) The Role of Legitimacy and Reputation Judgments in Users’ Selection of Service Providers on Sharing Economy Platforms. Information & Management, Volume 58, Issue 8, 2021, 103529

Information systems literature suggests that reputation is the main judgment form that captures user-related information online. Drawing on social judgment literature, we contend that a user’s online characteristics and past actions are not all reputation-based, but also legitimacy-based, and that transaction stake determines whether users will use reputation or legitimacy judgment to evaluate other users. Using Airbnb, we show that level of stake in a transaction determines the judgment form (reputation or legitimacy) that guests resort to when evaluating a host. Moreover, we find that providing extensive information on a host to potential guests in low-stake transactions is counterproductive.

Publications in 2020


  • Mohammadi S., Mirzapour Al-e-Hashem, S.M.J., Rekik, Y. 2020. An integrated production scheduling and delivery route planning with multi-purpose machines: A case study from a furniture manufacturing company. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 219 (2020), pp. 347–359
  • Agi, M., Soni, H. 2020. Joint pricing and inventory decisions for perishable products with age-, stock-, and price-dependent demand rate. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 71, Issue n°1, 2020, pp. 85-99
  • Toth, Z., Nieroda, M.E., Koles, B. 2020. Becoming a more attractive supplier by managing references – The case of small and medium-sized enterprises in a digitally enhanced business environment. Industrial Marketing Management, Volume 84 (2020), pp. 312-327
  • Wu,X., Hu, B., Xiong, J. 2020. Understanding heterogeneous consumer preferences in Chinese milk markets: A latent class approach. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp.184-198
  • Jang, S., Liu, Y. (2020) Continuance use intention with mobile augmented reality games: Overall and multigroup analyses on Pokémon Go. Information Technology and People, Vol. 33; Issue 1, 2020, pp. 37-55
  • Waqas Hanif, Jose Arreola Hernandez, Perry Sadorsky, Seong-Min Yoon (2020) Are the interdependence characteristics of the US and Canadian energy equity sectors nonlinear and asymmetric? The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 51, January 2020, 101065
  • Cragg, T., McNamara, T., Descubes, I., Guerin, F. (2020) Manufacturing SMEs, network governance and global supply chains. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 130-147
  • Palacios-Arguello, L., Gondran, N., Nouira, I., Girard, M.-A., Gonzalez-Feliu, J. 2020. Which is the relationship between the product’s environmental criteria and the product demand? Evidence from the French food sector. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 244, 20 January 2020, 118588
  • Qureshi, M.A., Ahsan, T., Aziz, S., Yusuf, M. 2020. Technological capabilities and rent eroding battles: Scandinavia centric evidence on firm profitability. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp.130–151
  • Ousama, A.A., Hammami, H., Abdulkarim, M.  (2020) The Association between Intellectual Capital and Financial Performance in the Islamic Banking Industry: An Analysis of the GCC Banks. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 75-93



  • Longondjo Etambakonga, C., Roloff, J. (2020) Protecting environment or people? Pitfalls and merits of informal labor in the Congolese recycling industry. Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 161, pp. 815–834
  • Benitez, J., Ruiz, L., Castillo, A., Llorens, J. 2020. How corporate social responsibility activities influence employer reputation: The role of social media capability. Decision Support Systems, Volume 129, Issue 1, 113223
  • Mirza, S.S., Ahsan, T. (2020) Corporates’ strategic responses to economic policy uncertainty in China. Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 29, Issue 2.  pp. 375-389
  • Asghari, M., Mirzapour Al-e-Hashem, S.M.J. (2020) A green delivery-pickup problem for home hemodialysis machines; sharing economy in distributing scarce resources. Transportation Research Part E, Volume 134 (2020), 101815
  • Wen Shi, Haohuan Fu, PeinanWang, Changfeng Chen, Jie Xiong (2020) Two Competing Climate Discourses on Twitter with Semantic Network and Temporal Analyses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Volume 17, Issue 3, 2020, 1062



  • Tauni, M.Z., Yousaf, S., Ahsan, T. 2020. Investor-advisor Big Five personality similarity and stock trading performance. Journal of Business Research, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp. 49-63
  • Qureshi, M.A., Kirkerud, S., Theresa, K., Ahsan, T. (2020) The impact of sustainability (environmental, social, and governance) disclosure and board diversity on firm value: The moderating role of industry sensitivity. Business Strategy and the Environment, Volume 29, Issue 03, pp.1199-1214
  • Matthew Ames, Guillaume Bagnarosa, Tomoko Matsui, Gareth W. Peters, Pavel V. Shevchenko. (2020). Which risk factors drive oil futures price curves? Energy Economics, 87 (2020) 104676
  • Öncü Hazır, Maher A. N. Agi & Jérémy Guérin (2020) A fast and effective heuristic for smoothing workloads on assembly lines: algorithm design and experimental analysis. Computers and Operations Research 115 (2020) 104857
  • McColl, R., MacGilchrist, R., Shuddhasattwa, R. 2020. Estimating cannibalizing effects of sales promotions: The impact of price cuts and store type. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Volume 53, March 2020, 101982
  • Vanwalleghem, Dieter, Canan Yildirim, and Anthony Mukanya (2020) Leveraging local knowledge or global advantage: Cross border bank mergers and acquisitions in Africa. Emerging Markets Review, Volume 42, March 2020, 100656
  • Mashwania, A.I., Dereepera, S., Dowling, M., Aziz, S. (2020) Learning the wealth effects from equity carve-outs. Finance Research Letters, Volume 33 (2020) 101191
  • Xu, L., Kim, S.-Y., Xiong, J., Yan, J., Huang, H. (2020) Playing catch-up: how less developed nations can jump-start technology innovation. Journal of Business Strategy, Volume 41 Issue 2, 2020, pp. 49-57



  • Parker, O., Mui, R., Titus, V. (2019) Unwelcome Voices: The Gender Bias‐Mitigating Potential of Unconventionality. Strategic Management Journal, Volume 41 (April 2020), pp.738-757
  • Detemple, J., Laminou-Abdou, S., Moraux, F. (2020) American step options. European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 282, Issue 1, 1 April 2020, pp. 363-385
  • Marowka, M., Peters, G.W., Kantas, N., Bagnarosa, G. (2020) Factor-augmented Bayesian cointegration models: a case-study on the soybean crush spread. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Applied Statistics, Series C, Appl. Statist. (April 2020) 69, Part 2, pp. 483–500
  • Liu, Y. (2020) Manipulating Temporal Cues and Message Concreteness for Deal Communication: A Study on Microblogging Site. Journal of Global Information Management, Volume 28, Issue 2, April June 2020, pp. 111-130
  • Areola Hernandez, J., Al Janabi, M.A.M. (2020) Forecasting of dependence, market, and investment risks of a global index portfolio. Journal of Forecasting, Volume 39 Issue 3 (April 2020), pp. 512–532
  • Helmi Hammami, Moez Hammami, Siriki Coulibaly, Mariem Marzouk (2020) Determinants of FDI attractiveness: A MCI model approach. Economics Bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 1033-1048
  • Bakr Al-Gamrh; Redhwan Al-Dhamari; Akanksha Jalan; Asghar Ashfar Jahanshahi (2020) The impact of board independence and foreign ownership on financial and social performance of firms: Evidence from the UAE. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 201-229.
  • Bakr Ali Al-Gamrh, Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail, Tanveer Ahsan, Abdulsalam Saad Alquhaif. (2020) Investment opportunities, corporate governance quality and firm performance in UAE. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 10 Issue. 2, April 2020, pp. 261-276
  • Mohamad Amin Kaviani, Alireza Peykam, Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan, Nadjib Brahimi, Raziyeh Niknam (2021) A new weighted fuzzy programming model for supplier selection and order allocation in the food industry. Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 381-406



  • Benitez, J., Henseler, J., Castillo, A., Schuberth, F. (2020) How to perform and report an impactful analysis using partial least squares? Guidelines for confirmatory and explanatory IS research. Information & Management, Volume 57, Issue 2, 2020, 103168
  • Maher A.N. Agi, Xinghao Yan (2020) Greening products in a supply chain under market segmentation and different channel power structures. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 223 (2020) 107523
  • Oncü Hazır, Gündüz Ulusoy (2020) A classification and review of approaches and methods for modeling uncertainty in projects. International Journal of Production Economics 223 (2020) 107522
  • Klaus Werner Schmidt and Öncü Hazır (2020) A Data Envelopment Analysis Method for Finding Robust and Cost-Efficient Schedules in Multimode Projects. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 67, Issue 2, May 2020, pp.414-429
  • Ronan de Kervenoael, Alexandre Schwob and Careen Chandra (2020) E-retailers and the engagement of delivery workers in urban last-mile delivery for sustainable logistics value creation: Leveraging legitimate concerns under time-based marketing promise. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 54 (2020) 102016
  • Bouraoui, Taoufik (2020). The drivers of Bitcoin trading volume in selected emerging countries, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 76 (2020) pp. 218-229
  • Shams, Riad S.M. and Rajibul Hasan (2020) Capacity building for transnationalisation of higher education: Knowledge management for organisational efficacy. European Business Review, Vol. 32 No. 3, 2020, pp. 459-484
  • Sang Hoon Kang, Salim Lahmiri, Gazi Salah Uddin, Jose Arreola Hernandez, Seong-Min Yoon (2020) Inflation cycle synchronization in ASEAN countries. Physica A: Statistical mechanics and its Applications, Volume 545, 1 May 2020, 123820
  • Akanksha Jalan, S.G. Badrinath and Bakr Al-Gamrh (2020) Women on audit committees and the relationship between related party transactions and earnings management. Strategic Change, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp.389–406
  • Rao, Z.U.R, Tauni, M.Z., Ahsan, T. and Umar, M. 2020. Do mutual funds have consistency in their performance?. Portuguese Economic Journal, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp.139–153
  • Mirza SS, Ahsan T, Safdar R, Rehman AU.(2020) Competition, Debt Maturity, and Adjustment Speed in China: A Dynamic Fractional Estimation Approach. Journal of Risk and Financial Management. 2020; 13(5):106



  • Cormac Bryce, Michael Dowling, Brian Lucey (2020) The Journal Quality Impact Gap. Research Policy, Volume 49, Issue 5, June 2020, 103957
  • Jouan de Kervenoael, R., Hasan, R., Schwob, A, Goh, E. (2020) Leveraging Human-Robot Interaction in Hospitality Services: Incorporating the Role of Perceived Value, Empathy, and Information Sharing into Visitors’ Intentions to Use Social Robots. Tourism Management, Volume 78, 104042
  • Uddin, G.S., Areola Hernandez, J., Shahzad, S.J.H., Kang, S.H. (2020) Characteristics of spillovers between the US stock market and precious metals and oil. Resources Policy, Volume 66 (2020) 101601
  • Vanwalleghem, D., Mirowska, A. (2020) The investor that could and would: The effect of proactive personality on sustainable investment choice. Journal of Behavioral and Exprimental Finance, Volume 26, June 2020, 100313.Narjes Kandil, Olga Battaïa, Ramzi Hammami (2020) Globalisation vs. Slowbalisation: A literature review of analytical models for sourcing decisions in Supply Chain Management . Annual Reviews in Control, Volume 49, 2020, Pages 277-287



  • Rahman, M., Aziz, S., Hughes, M. (2020) The product-market performance benefits of environmental policy: Why customer awareness and firm innovativeness matter. Business Strategy and the Environment. Volume 29, Issue 5, July 2020, pp. 2001-2018
  • Stelios Bekiros, Jose Arreola Hernandez, Gazi Salah Uddin, Ahmed Taneem Muzaffar, (2020) On the predictability of crude oil market: a hybrid multi-scale wavelet approach. Journal of Forecasting, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp. 599-614
  • Rahman, M. (2020) Dynamic marketing productivity and firm intangible value: insights from airlines industry. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice. Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 342-355.Alexander Lennart Schmidt, Laurent Scaringella (2020) Uncovering disruptors’ business model innovation activities: evidencing the relationships between dynamic capabilities and value proposition innovation, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Volume 57, 2020, 101589
  • Campos Franco, J., Hussain, D. and McColl, R. (2020). Luxury fashion and sustainability: looking good together. Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp. 55-61
  • Asghar Afshar Jahanshahi, Bakr Al‐Gamrh, Behrooz Gharleghi. Sustainable development in Iran post‐sanction: Embracing green innovation by small and medium‐sized enterprises. Sustainable development, 2020; Volume 28, pp. 781– 790



  • Prashant Palvia, Jose Benitez, Ting-Peng Liang, Patrick Y.K. Chau (2020) Tribute to Professor Edgar H. Sibley and his contributions to the IS discipline. Information & Management, Volume 57, Issue 5, 2020, 103321
  • Jiabao Lin, Lei Li, Xin (Robert) Luo, Jose Benitez (2020) How do agribusinesses thrive through complexity? The pivotal role of ecommerce capability and business agility. Decision Support Systems, 135C (2020) 113342
  • Blandine Hetet, Claire-Lise Ackermann, Jean-Pierre Mathieu  (2020) The role of brand innovativeness on attitudes towards nex products marketed by the brand. Journal of Product & Brand Management, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 569-581
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M. (2020) Effects of economic policy uncertainty shocks on the interdependence between Bitcoin and traditional financial markets. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 77, 150-155.
  • Ahmed Atil, Kishwar Nawaz, Amine Lahiani, David Roubaud (2020) Are natural resources a blessing or a curse for financial development in Pakistan? The importance of oil prices, economic growth and economic globalization. Resources Policy, Volume 67, August 2020, 101683
  • Hasan, Rajibul, Shams, Riad, Rahman, Mizan, and Ehsanul, Shamim (2020) Analysing Pro-poor Innovation Acceptance by Income Segments. Management Decision, Vol. 58 No. 8, 2020, pp. 1663-1674
  • Jose Arreola Hernandez, Gazi Salah Uddin, Anupam Dutta, Ali Ahmed, Sang Hoon Kang (2020) Are ethanol markets globalized or regionalized?. Physica A: Statistical mechanics and its Applications, Volume 551, 1 August 2020, 124094
  • Fernández-Mesa, Anabel, Oscar Llopis, Ana García-Granero, and Julia Olmos-Peñuela (2020). Enhancing Organisational Commitment through Task Significance: The Moderating Role of Openness to Experience. European Management Journal, Volume 38, no. 4 (August 1, 2020), pp 602–612
  • Mahabubur Rahman, M. Ángeles Rodríguez-Serrano, Mary Lambkin (2020) Advertising efficiency and profitability: Evidence from the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial Marketing Management 89, 619-629



  • Bourguinon, A., Azambuja, R., Dorsett, C. (2020) Lost in Translation? Transferring Creativity Insights from Arts into Management. Organization, 2020, Vol. 27(5) pp.717 –741
  • Meqdadi, O.A., Johnsen, T.E., Pagell, M.  (2020) Relationship configurations for procuring from social enterprises. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 40 No. 6, 2020, pp. 819-845
  • Sultan Sikandar Mirza, Muhammad Ansar Majeed, Tanveer Ahsan. (2020) Board gender diversity, competitive pressure and investment efficiency in Chinese private firms. Eurasian Business Review (2020) 10(3) pp.417–440
  • Yan J, Xu L, Farajallah M, Zhao S, Xiong J.(2020) Overview of environmental management in an emerging market. Strategic Change. 2020, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp.553–560.
  • Zhao, S., Kim, S.-Y., Wu, H., Yan, J. and Xiong, J. (2020). Closing the gap: the Chinese electric vehicle industry owns the road. Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 41 No. 5, pp. 3-14.
  • Mirowska, Agata (2020) AI Evaluation in Selection, Effects on Application and Pursuit Intentions. Journal of Personnel Psychology (2020), 19(3), 142–149
  • Zhang, Y., Li, G., & Wang, M. 2020. Designing creative teams from creative members: The role of reward interdependence and knowledge sharing. Nankai Business Review International, 2020, vol. 11, issue 4, pp.617-634



  • Hammami, R., Frein,Y., Albana, A.S.(2020) Delivery Time Quotation and Pricing in Two-Stage Supply Chains: Centralized Decision-making with Global and Local Managerial Approaches. European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 286, Issue 1, 1 October 2020, Pages 164-177
  • Bakici, T. (2020) Comparison of Crowdsourcing Platforms from Social-Psychological and Motivational Perspectives. International Journal of Information Management, Volume 54, October 2020, 102121
  • Matkovskyy, R (2020) A measurement of affluence and poverty interdependence across countries: evidence from the application of tail copula. Bulletin of Economic Research, 72 (4), p. 404–416
  • Dildar Hussain, Marko Grünhagen , Swati Panda & Muhammad I. Hossain (2020) Franchising in South Asia: Past, present, and future developments, Journal of Marketing Channels, 26:4, 227-249



  • Ashish Kumar Jha, Maher A.N. Agi, Eric W.T.Ngai (2020) A note on big data analytics capability development in supply chain. Decision Support Systems. Volume 138, November 2020, 113382
  • Jessica Braojos, Jose Benitez, Javier Llorens, Laura Ruiz. (2020) Impact of IT integration on the firm’s knowledge absorption and desorption. Information & Management, (2020) 57(7), 103290.
  • Meqdadi, O.A., Johnsen, T.E., Johnsen, R.E., Salmi, A.  (2020) Monitoring and Mentoring Strategies for Diffusing Sustainability in Supply Networks. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 25/6 (2020) 729–746
  • Baraldi, E., La Rocca, A ., Perna, A., Snehota, I. (2020) Connecting IMP and Entrepreneurship Research: Directions for Future Research. Industrial Marketing Management, Volume 91, November, pp. 495-509
  • Ahsan, T., Mirza, S.S., Al-Gamrh, B. and Tauni, M.Z. (2020) Split-share reforms and capital structure adjustment in China: a dynamic panel fractional estimation. Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 47 No. 6, pp. 1265-1280
  • Jose Arreola Hernandez, Sang Hoon Kang, Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad, Seong-Min Yoon (2020) Spillovers and diversification potential of bank equity returns from developed and emerging America. The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 55, Novermber 2020, 101219
  • Sasidhar Reddy Bhimavarapu, Seong-Young Kim and Jie Xiong. Strategy execution in public sectors: empirical evidence from Belgium. Journal of Business Strategy. Vol. 41 No. 6 2020, pp. 39-47



  • Céline Azémar, Rodolphe Desbordes, Ian Wooton (2020) Is international tax competition only about taxes? A market-based perspective. Journal of Comparative Economics, Volume 48 (2020) Issue 4, pp. 891-912
  • Faheem Aslam, Saqib Aziz, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Khurrum S. Mughal, Maaz Khan (2020). On the efficiency of foreign exchange markets in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 161, 2020, 120261
  • Mohit Goswami, Arijit De, Muhammad Khoirul Khakim Habibi, Yash Daultani (2020) Examining freight performance of third-party logistics providers within the automotive industry in India: an environmental sustainability perspective. International Journal of Production Research, Volume 58 Issue 24, pp. 7565-7592
  • Rajibul Hasan, Ben Lowe, Dan Petrovici (2019) Consumer adoption of pro-poor service innovations in subsistence marketplaces. Journal of Business Research, Volume 121, December 2020, Pages 461-475.
  • Amir Mohammad Fathollahi-Fard, Abbas Ahmadi, S.M.J. Mirzapour Al-e-Hashem (2020) Sustainable closed-loop supply chain network for an integrated water supply and wastewater collection system under uncertainty. Journal of Environmental Management 275 (2020) 111277
  • Yu, X., Li, Y., Su, Z., Tao, Y., Nguyen, B., Xia, F. (2020) Entrepreneurial bricolage and new venture growth in emerging economies: An institutional perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 37, 1141–1163
  • Faheem Aslam, Yasir T. Muhammad, Saqib Aziz, Jamal Ouenniche (2020) A complex networks based analysis of jump risk in equity returns: An evidence using intraday movements from Pakistan stock market. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Volume 28, 2020, 100418
  • Boubaker, Souhir & Hichem Rezgui (2020) A New Hybrid Wavelet-Neural Network Approach for Forecasting Electricity. Energy Studies Review Vol 24 (1) 2020, 4135
  • Abdulsalam Alquhaif, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Rohaida Abdul Latif (2020) An overview of share buybacks: A descriptive case from Malaysia. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Volume 28, 2020, 100415
  • Benjamin Noury, Helmi Hammami, A.A. Ousama, Rami Zeitun (2020) The prediction of future cash flows based on operating cash flows, earnings and accruals in the French context. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Volume 28, 2020, 100414

Publications in 2019


  • Timajchi, A., Mirzapour Al-e-hashem, S.M.J., Rekik, Y. 2019. Inventory routing problem for hazardous and deteriorating items in the presence of accident risk with transshipment option. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 209 (2019), pp 302-315
  • Hasan, R., Lowe, B., & Petrovici, D. 2019. An Empirical Comparison of Consumer Innovation Adoption Models: Implications for Subsistence Marketplaces. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Volume 38 (1), pp 61–80
  • Williams, A., Atwal, G., Bryson, D. 2019. Luxury craftsmanship – the emergent luxury beer market, British Food Journal, Volume 121, Issue 2, pp. 359-370


  • Mamatzakis, E., Bagntasarian, A. 2019. Testing for the underlying dynamics of bank capital buffer and performance nexus. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Volume 52, N°2, pp 347-380
  • Nemeh, A. and Yami, S. 2019. Orchestrating resources for FMA in coopetitive NPD. R&D Management, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 64-85
  • Braojos, J., Benitez, J., Llorens, J. 2019. How do social commerce-IT capabilities influence firm performance? Theory and empirical evidence. Information & Management, Volume 56, pp 155–171
  • Trabelsi, D., Aziz, S., Lilti, J.-J. 2019. A behavioral perspective on corporate dividend policy: evidence from France. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Volume 19 Issue 1, pp 102-119
  • Kim, H., Kim, S.-Y. 2019. The bottleneck dilemma at headquarters: new product development for local markets. Journal of Business Strategy, Volume 40 Issue: 1, pp 3-9
  • Koetz, C. 2019. Managing the customer experience: a beauty retailer deploys all tactics. Journal of Business Strategy, Volume 40 N° 1, pp 10-17
  • Bryson, D., Atwal, G. 2019. Brand Hate: The Case of Starbucks in France, British Food Journal, Volume 121, Issue 1, 2019, pp. 172-182
  • Atwal, G., Bryson, D., Tavilla, V. 2019. Posting Photos of Luxury Cuisine Online: An Exploratory Study, British Food Journal, Volume 121, Issue 2, 2019, pp. 454-465


  • Azambuja, R., Islam, G. 2019. Working at the Boundaries: Middle Managerial Work as a Source of Emancipation and Alienation. Human Relations, Volume 72 (3), pp 534-564
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