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A critical exploration of bargaining in Purchasing and Supply Management: a systematic literature review (2024)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., & Chicksand, D. (in press). A critical exploration of bargaining in Purchasing and Supply Management: a systematic literature review. Group Decision and Negotiation,

Bargaining with suppliers is a key Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) activity but there is considerable ambiguity over what bargaining entails and the concept currently lacks a systematic treatment, despite its significant interest to PSM profes... Read More about A critical exploration of bargaining in Purchasing and Supply Management: a systematic literature review.

Application of Artificial Intelligence for Talent Management: Challenges and Opportunities (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Rashed Khan, M. (2024). Application of Artificial Intelligence for Talent Management: Challenges and Opportunities. In Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2024): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems (324-329). https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1004496

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly advancing field encompassing different applications across different industries. Managements of big multinational organisations and even local medium-sized enterprises are using AI for improving efficiency, p... Read More about Application of Artificial Intelligence for Talent Management: Challenges and Opportunities.

Climate change and geopolitical conflicts: The role of ESG readiness. (2024)
Journal Article
Alam, A., Banna, H., Alam, A. W., Bhuiyan, B. U., & Mokhtar, N. B. (2024). Climate change and geopolitical conflicts: The role of ESG readiness. Journal of Environmental Management, 353, 120284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120284

This study examines the relationship between climate change vulnerability and geopolitical risk using data on 42 countries from 1995 to 2021. Utilising two distinct indices, the climate vulnerability index (CVI) and the country-specific geopolitical... Read More about Climate change and geopolitical conflicts: The role of ESG readiness..

Earnings Management, Earnings Quality, and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Panel Data Analysis (2024)
Thesis
Zulu, A. (2024). Earnings Management, Earnings Quality, and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Panel Data Analysis. (Thesis). University of Salford

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a major priority for many companies in recent years. With increased attention placed on CSR, many questions have been raised as to whether it can help mitigate earnings management. The current research... Read More about Earnings Management, Earnings Quality, and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Panel Data Analysis.

Airline Customer Experiences: A Study of Touchpoints and their Role in Shaping Purchase Intent Among Frequent Flyers on Long Haul Flights (2024)
Thesis
AlKhashti, F. (2024). Airline Customer Experiences: A Study of Touchpoints and their Role in Shaping Purchase Intent Among Frequent Flyers on Long Haul Flights. (Thesis). University of Salford

Purpose The purpose of this study has been to examine the impact of airline touchpoints on customer purchase intent, particularly for frequent flyers on long-haul flights. Specifically, it aimed to assess the complexities of customer decision-making... Read More about Airline Customer Experiences: A Study of Touchpoints and their Role in Shaping Purchase Intent Among Frequent Flyers on Long Haul Flights.

The Changing Landscape of Sports Regulations: An Examination of the Impact of Regulatory Changes on Football Governance and Transfer Policies in Post-Brexit UK (2024)
Thesis
Ononye, U. P. (2024). The Changing Landscape of Sports Regulations: An Examination of the Impact of Regulatory Changes on Football Governance and Transfer Policies in Post-Brexit UK. (Thesis). University of Salford

Sports governance studies tend to focus on sports management, and such studies are widely seen to overlook the key role of regulation and law in sports governance. Jonson and Thorpe (2019, p.35) note that “what is evident from the sport management... Read More about The Changing Landscape of Sports Regulations: An Examination of the Impact of Regulatory Changes on Football Governance and Transfer Policies in Post-Brexit UK.

Corporate Governance, Emerging Technology, and Banks' Performance In G7 Countries:Three Essays (2024)
Thesis
Al-Bakri, K. (2024). Corporate Governance, Emerging Technology, and Banks' Performance In G7 Countries:Three Essays. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis consists of three essays on corporate governance (CG) and performance of banks in G7 countries. The first essay empirically investigates the effect of CG practises on banks’ financial performance using Return-On-Assets, Return-On-Equity,... Read More about Corporate Governance, Emerging Technology, and Banks' Performance In G7 Countries:Three Essays.

Addressing Financial and Digital Literacy Challenges for Inclusive Finance: insights from Microfinance Institutions and FinTech Organisations (2024)
Working Paper
Koefer, F., Bokkens, A., Preziuso, M., & Ehrenhard, M. Addressing Financial and Digital Literacy Challenges for Inclusive Finance: insights from Microfinance Institutions and FinTech Organisations

This paper investigates strategies of European microfinance institutions (MFIs) and inclusive FinTech organisations to address financial and digital illiteracy among vulnerable customers. It reveals that both MFIs and FinTech organisations focus on p... Read More about Addressing Financial and Digital Literacy Challenges for Inclusive Finance: insights from Microfinance Institutions and FinTech Organisations.

Nomenclature in Higher Education: “non-academic” as a construct (2024)
Journal Article
Caldwell, J. (2024). Nomenclature in Higher Education: “non-academic” as a construct. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2024.2306569

This study explores the nomenclature surrounding professional services staff within higher education in the UK. Taking a case study method, it uses a qualitative approach to understand the term 'non-academic' to describe the diverse range of professi... Read More about Nomenclature in Higher Education: “non-academic” as a construct.

Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees (2023)
Journal Article
K., A., Alam, M. A., N. A., B., & S., N. (2023). Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees. Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, https://doi.org/10.1108/JFRA-05-2022-0199

This study aims to examine the association between non-audit fees and audit quality by utilizing the context of gender-diverse audit committees. Further, we assess whether this link is moderated by industry-specialist auditors. This study utilized no... Read More about Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees.

Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes (2023)
Book
Saini, M., & Saini, S. (2023). Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes. UK: Amazon Kindle

This book is a tribute to the relentless pursuit of excellence in teaching, especially in the challenging yet rewarding context of large classroom settings. It is crafted for those of you who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of y... Read More about Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes.

Enhancing the Assessment and the Feedback in Higher Education (2023)
Journal Article
Gomis, K., Saini, M., Arif, M., & Pathirage, C. (2023). Enhancing the Assessment and the Feedback in Higher Education. Quality Assurance in Education, https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-01-2023-0004

Purpose: Lack of appropriate student support and drawbacks in academic progression signify the importance of enhancing assessment and feedback in higher education (HE). Although assessment and feedback are significant in HE, minimal empirical researc... Read More about Enhancing the Assessment and the Feedback in Higher Education.

The mediating role of fintech on ESG and bank performance (2023)
Book Chapter
Alam, M. A., & Mokhtar, N. B. (2023). The mediating role of fintech on ESG and bank performance. In Fintech and Sustainability (191-218). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-40647-8

Despite the heated debate on banking transformation, there is little research on the performance of commercial banks and how they have been affected by fintech and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. There have been a number of recen... Read More about The mediating role of fintech on ESG and bank performance.

Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management (2023)
Journal Article
Delke, V., Schiele, H., Buchholz, W., & Kelly, S. (2023). Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 196, 122847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122847

Technological advancements associated with Industry 4.0 drive a paradigm shift with economic and social consequences where digitalization, robotization, and other emerging technologies reshape the interconnection between organizations. Critical areas... Read More about Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies: Future roles in purchasing and supply management.

Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries (2023)
Journal Article
Marshall, D., Jakob, R., Aideen, O., Kelly, S., Roshan, B., & Daniel, C. (2023). Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries. Accounting, auditing, & accountability, 36(9), https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-07-2020-4684

Purpose: This article explores how companies in multiple controversial industries report their controversial issues. For the first time, we use a new conceptualization of controversial industries, focused on harm and solutions, to investigate the rep... Read More about Reporting Controversial Issues in Controversial Industries.

Games, Gambling and Generation Z: Disruptive approaches to awareness of gambling harms - A practical guide to implementation (2023)
Report
Gbolagun-Suwa, V., Marshall, A., Merlusca, S., Poliah, K., Stein, A., Sykes, L., …Yaw Obeng, J. (2023). Games, Gambling and Generation Z: Disruptive approaches to awareness of gambling harms - A practical guide to implementation. University of Salford

Game On was a project that aimed to increase awareness and evaluate the impacts of gambling for communities in Salford, specifically for 16-21-year-olds who are identified as being at risk. The normalisation of gambling is leading to an increasing fr... Read More about Games, Gambling and Generation Z: Disruptive approaches to awareness of gambling harms - A practical guide to implementation.