• Assessing Thailand's international competitiveness: A generalised double-diamond approach

      Wongsawat, Natjarate (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      The Thai economy has been enjoying impressive growth following the financial crisis in 1997. Despite this recovery, Thailand’s competitiveness in recent years has stagnated. Other additional issues have also caused concerns ...
    • Association between Board Characteristics and Accounting Conservatism: empirical evidence from Malaysia

      Ho, Joo Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This paper examines the association between board characteristics and accounting conservatism using a sample of 716 Malaysian listed firms for the year 2008. I use five board characteristics, namely the percentage of inside ...
    • Auckland as an international conference city: opportunities and challenges

      Fan, Meisong (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This study examines the opportunities and challenges Auckland will meet in establishing itself as an international conference destination. The New Zealand government has plans for building New Zealand’s largest conference ...
    • Audit committee characteristics and earnings management in New Zealand

      Kuang, Chunli (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      Recent corporate scandals at Enron, followed by WorldCom, Xerox, Royal Ahold, HealthSouth and similar others, put the spotlight on the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms in monitoring the financial reporting ...
    • Audit tenure, and informativeness of earnings: New Zealand evidence

      Liu, Wei (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between audit tenure and earnings informativeness in New Zealand. Earnings informativeness is measured by market response to level and changes in earnings and ...
    • Auditor industry specialization and earnings response coefficient: a New Zealand perspective

      Bhattacharya, Somdeb (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between auditor industry specialization (as a proxy for audit quality) and Earnings Response Coefficient (ERC) in New Zealand. Previous research in this field has ...
    • Authenticity of Ethnic Tourism: Ethnic Villages in Sichuan

      Hu, WenTian (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Ethnic tourism provides ethnic minority residents with an opportunity to display their culture, customs and heritage, but has also caused a series of controversies. The concept of authenticity has been a focus of discussion ...
    • Awareness of Sport Sponsorship in New Zealand: A Multi-context Approach

      Ali, Javeed Nur (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This study is an exploration of sponsor awareness, including its antecedents and outcomes. Five research questions were explored in the context of three professional sports franchises in Auckland, New Zealand. More ...
    • Balance in netballers

      Weaver, Lisa M. (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Ankle sprain is a common injury within the sport of netball and incurs great costs to the taxpayer. Following ankle sprain, a large number of cases are left with residual deficits in balance and proprioception, which leads ...
    • Balancing work and life among students

      Ang, Tania (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The importance of work-life balance has been gaining ground in recent years to capture a wider range of groups, including students combining full-time study with part-time employment. Finding a balance can be complex and ...
    • Banking cost efficiency in China: an ownership and time series comparison

      Sun, Maoyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This paper examines the ownership effect on Chinese banking cost efficiency over the period of 1998-2005. After controlling for loan quality, liquidity, capitalization and output mix, the empirical results suggest that ...
    • A beginning psychotherapist’s journey into anger and aggression - A heuristic enquiry

      Morgan, Brodie (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This study asks the question: What is the experience of a beginning psychotherapist’s own relationship with anger and aggression? In connecting to and answering this, the study spans a range of subject areas and their link ...
    • Behavioural heterogeneity in ASX 200

      Chen, Gary (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This dissertation works on dynamic asset pricing with heterogeneous agents. The heterogeneous agent model assumes that public information is available to all investors and agents. However, the agents or the investors form ...
    • Better Silent than Silenced: Searching for the Words of Sibling Suicide Bereavement

      Royden, Leah (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Commonly referred to as ‘the forgotten mourners’, little has been written about siblings bereaved by suicide. Grieving parents, children and spouses have been extensively studied by comparison, and this seems to mirror ...
    • Biodiversity reporting in China: an exploratory study

      An, Sisi (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research investigated the practice of biodiversity disclosure in the most recent Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports of Chinese top listed 50 companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). A search of company ...
    • Biomechanical analysis of 'heavy-load eccentric calf muscle' exercise used in the rehabilitation of achilles tendinosis

      Potts, Geoffrey (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Objective The objective of this dissertation was to firstly review studies examining the effect of a specific eccentric calf muscle exercise prescribed to achilles tendinosis subjects, and secondly to conduct a pilot study ...
    • Biomechanical analysis of a heavy load calf muscle rehabilitation exercise in persons with Achilles tendinosis

      Johnson, Shelley Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The aim of this dissertation was firstly to determine the efficacy of heavy-load eccentric calf muscle (HLECM) training for Achilles tendinosis through a review of the current scientific literature. The second objective ...
    • Blockchain for Security of a Cloud-based Online Auction System

      Shu, Yun (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In recent decades, Internet auctions have already been grown up as the most significant e-commerce business model in worldwide. Meanwhile, with the rapid rising of cloud computing over the past few years, the legacy online ...
    • The body as a resource in psychotherapy

      Beever, Rosemary (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Abstract The notion of “the body as a resource” implies a relationship to the body as a source of wisdom, guidance, strength and creativity. This research project explores this notion within psychotherapy using a ...
    • Body image, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships in adulthood

      Robertson, Rebecca Kelly (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research assessed the association between body image, self-esteem and quality of peer and romantic relationships in adulthood. Several pre-existing self-report questionnaires were used, seven subscales were used to ...