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International trade in financial services is a topic of some importance both to the financial services sector itself and in international trade negotiations. Unfortunately, intrinsic problems in defining and measuring trade in services, combined with a lack of data in many countries, have made...
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In this paper we provide a theoretical analysis of effects of applying different forecast diversification methods on the structure of the forecast error covariance matrices and decomposed forecast error components based on the bias- variance- Bayes error decomposition of James and Hastie. We...
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In this paper we provide experimental results and extensions to our previous theoretical findings concerning the combination of forecasts that have been diversified by three different methods: with parameters learned at different data aggregation levels, by thick modeling and by the use of...
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The development of new products in the personal finacial services (PFS) sector is an area that is being increasingly relied upon by organisations to provide competitive differentiation in the highly competitive environment that they now operate within. Despite this reliance, relatively little is...
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Although branding is now widespread among UK universities, the application of branding principles in the higher education sector is comparatively recent and may be controversial for internal audiences who question its suitability and efficiency. This paper seeks to investigate how and whether...
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Branding in universities has become an increasingly topical issue, with some institutions committing substantial financial resources to branding activities. The particular characteristics of the sector present challenges for those seeking to build brands and it therefore seems to be timely and...
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Purpose. Branding in universities has become an increasingly topical issue among practitioners, with some institutions committing substantial financial resources to branding activities. Although it is receiving increased academic investigation, to date this has been limited. The particular...
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By focusing on the dynamics of action inquiry strategies, this paper has framed the way in which the process is characterised and the potential of this approach for applied management research. The relationship between improved knowledge through action and improved action through reflection is...
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relationship between the in-house IT department and other parts of the business. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, IT …
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Despite pop-up stores being a retail format that is both temporary and mobile, as with other physical stores, despite their mobility, location considerations may be assumed necessary for their success. This paper reports on a study that examined locational drivers for this form of retailing and...
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