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    • 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 ...
    • Authenticity of Yum Cha in Auckland, New Zealand, As Compared With Guangzhou, China, the Country of Origin

      Wang, Sijie (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Food authenticity has become an important topic in recent years. Especially when a food is found far from the place of origin, its authenticity is doubted and argued over. Yum cha is the art of drinking Chinese tea and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Boredom: uncovering feelings from beneath a psychic fog

      Fenton, Rae-Marie (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The confusing nature of boredom has a history of a struggle to define and connect to the topic. This is not surprising as the behaviour of the bored individual is multifaceted and with the variety of symptoms related to ...
    • Brand Trust: elements and influences on Industrial Landlord/Tenant Relationships

      Sullivan, Brigid (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      There is a lot of research into the concept of brand trust amongst numerous industries but it has not been researched in relation to the real estate industry and in particular industrial property developments. The elements ...
    • Breathing and Relating: Exploring a Therapist's Heuristic Experience

      Huxtable, Cordelia (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      What is my experience of consciously breathing while in sessions with clients? This research question sparked a year of exploration into breathing and relating as a beginning psychotherapist. Following a heuristic self-search ...
    • Building into the dark: Psychoanalytic explorations into psychosis, dream and cinema

      Ladd, Emma (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      This dissertation is an investigation into the relationship between the experiences of psychosis, dreaming, and watching a film. Freud’s original idea that we might be able to subject both dream and delusion to analysis ...