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Parliamentarians professional development. The need for reform / Colleen Lewis, Ken Coghill (eds.)

This book addresses the education and training of Members of Parliament (MPs). It examines existing training programs offered in various countries around the world, evaluates their strengths and weaknesses and makes recommendations for a new approach, which aligns the professional development of MPs to 21st century requirements. Contributors address the role of parliamentarians, how to prepare them for their multi-faceted functions, the importance of ethics in any program, the requirement for more sophisticated adult learning approaches, human resource implications and the need to reform existing education and training models. The book will appeal to scholars in the fields of political science, adult education and human resource management, as well as to parliamentarians interested in enhancing their skills so as to perform more efficiently and effectively.

Author: Lewis, Colleen, Coghill, Ken
Publication year: 2016
Publication type: Edited book
Status: Live|Last updated:14 March 2019 11:42 AM
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Years since Migration and Wellbeing among Indian and Sri Lankan Skilled Migrants in Australia: Mediating Effects of Acculturation

The present study investigated language, identity and behavioral acculturation experiences and personal wellbeing among 306 Sri Lankan and Indian skilled migrant employees using a cross-sectional survey. The results indicated that participants were more acculturated to their heritage culture compared to the host culture. The majority of Sri Lankan and Indian skilled migrants were moderately acculturated into Australian society, and were most acculturated in the language dimension, followed by the behavior and identity dimensions respectively. Years since migration predicted overall host acculturation but not overall heritage acculturation. While overall heritage acculturation predicted personal wellbeing, overall host acculturation was a stronger predictor. Testing of a mediation model demonstrated that overall host acculturation fully mediated the relationship between years since migration and wellbeing. Further analysis showed that only host identity and language acculturation, and not host behavior accultu…

Author: Gunasekara, A., Grant, S., Rajendran, D.
Publication year: 2019
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Source: International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Status: Live|Last updated:28 February 2019 1:32 PM
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Does IFRS make analysts more efficient in using fundamental information included in financial statements?

This paper investigates the efficiency with which analysts use fundamental signals when forecasting one-year-ahead change in earnings per share (EPS) in Australian and European contexts and the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on this efficiency. Results reveal that adoption of IFRS seems to increase analysts’ awareness of fundamental signals useful for predicting future changes in EPS. However, overall, analysts remain only as efficient as they were pre-IFRS in using these fundamental signals. While their efficiency in using the earnings signal decreased, it increased for non-earnings signals in the post-compared to pre-IFRS period. Furthermore, analysts substantially underutilise the earnings signal in common compared to code law countries. These findings are likely to be of interest to analysts and market participants when making forecasts and investment decisions, and to standard setters and regulators in evaluating the impact of accounting standards.

Author: Pathiranage, Nandana P. W., Jubb, Christine A.
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics
Status: Live|Last updated:26 February 2019 4:39 PM
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A holistic perspective on corporate sustainability from a management viewpoint: evidence from Japanese manufacturing multinational enterprises

This study investigates what issues are considered by Japanese manufacturing multinational enterprises to be related to corporate sustainability when deciding on the location or significant expansion of their subsidiaries. Focusing on the developing countries of the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam where there are significant Japanese manufacturing activities in an environmentally sensitive region, in-depth interviews were carried out with 58 representatives from 16 Japanese manufacturing multinational enterprises. Results identify that these multinational enterprises considered four main issue areas including the environment (waste material/water; air pollution; water supply; noise; green procurement), host country employment (size of workforce; above minimum wages; rights to association; women employment/empowerment; worker safety), workforce quality (experience/training; local employment) and local consumer benefits (product benefits/impact on lifestyle) as being related to corporate sustainabi…

Author: Ike, Masayoshi, Donovan, Jerome Denis, Topple, Cheree, Masli, Eryadi K...
Publication year: 2019
Publication type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
Status: Live|Last updated:25 February 2019 9:31 AM
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One-third of Australians think banks do nothing for the greater public good

In a survey of 1,000 Australians, 35.4% agreed banking and financial institutions show ‘no leadership for the greater good’.

Author: Wilson, Samuel, Pallant, Jason, Bednall, Timothy Colin
Publication year: 2019
Publication type: Commentary
Source: The Conversation
Status: Live|Last updated:20 February 2019 10:54 AM
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Intellectual capital accounting in the age of integrated reporting: A commentary

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which the practice of integrated reporting (IR) in organisations can be a vehicle for furthering and sustaining the practice of accounting for intellectual capital (IC). It introduces the eight papers forming this Journal’s special issue on “Extending Intellectual Capital through Integrated Reporting” that demonstrate how organisations are developing practices at the nexus of IC and IR. Design/methodology/approach: The paper takes the form of a review of the eight papers, and it connects the outcomes from these papers into some future research directions based on an interpretive approach and the authors’ expertise on IC and IR. Findings: The papers published in this special issue provide a useful foundation for extending the research project on IR-led IC accounting. However, there is a lack of research in this special issue that goes much beyond third-stage IC research, which is directed at strengthening IC practices inside organisational boundari…

Author: Abhayawansa, Subhash, Guthrie, James, Bernardi, Cristiana
Publication year: 2019
Publication type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intellectual Capital
Status: Live|Last updated:19 February 2019 2:45 PM
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Determinants of migrant career success: a study of recent skilled migrants in Australia

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Author: Rajendran, Diana, Ng, Eddy, Sears, Greg, Ayub, Nailah
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Seminar, speech or other presentation
Source: ANZAM 2018 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 4-7 December 2018
Status: Live|Last updated:13 February 2019 4:32 PM
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Examining the influence of servant and entrepreneurial leadership on the work outcomes of employees in social enterprises

The present study examines the relative influence of two distinct leadership styles, servant leadership and entrepreneurial leadership, on the organizational commitment and innovative behavior of employees working in social enterprises. Analyzing data from 169 employees and 42 social entrepreneurs, we found that, although servant leadership was positively related to followers’ organizational commitment, the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and organizational commitment was insignificant. In contrast, whilst we found evidence that entrepreneurial leadership was positively related to followers’ innovative behavior, the relationship between servant leadership and employees’ innovative behavior was insignificant. Our research contributes to the underdeveloped literature on leadership in social enterprises by exploring the relative effectiveness of different leadership styles (namely an entrepreneurial leadership style and a servant leadership style) in promoting follower work attitudes and behavior…

Author: Newman, Alexander, Neesham, Cristina, Manville, Graham, Tse, Herman H....
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Source: The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Status: Live|Last updated:6 February 2019 12:20 PM
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Why are older people often so responsible and considerate even when their future seems limited? A systematic review

Socioemotional selectivity theory assumes that older individuals tend to perceive their identity or life as limited in time and, therefore, prioritize meaningful relationships. Yet, other research shows that people who perceive their identity as limited in time tend to behave impulsively—contrary to the behavior of many older individuals. To redress this paradox, this article reports a systematic review, comprising 86 papers, that examined the consequences of whether individuals perceive their identity as limited or enduring. To reconcile conflicts in the literature, we propose that, before an impending transition, some individuals perceive their life now as dissociated from their future goals and, therefore, will tend to behave impulsively. Other individuals however, especially if older, tend to pursue a quest or motivation that transcends this transition, fostering delayed gratification, and responsible behavior.

Author: Moss, Simon A., Wilson, Samuel G.
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Source: The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Status: Live|Last updated:24 January 2019 3:44 PM
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Look into the crystal ball: Can vivid images of the future enhance physical health?

Many impulsive behaviors, unpleasant emotions, and misguided cognitions increase the incidence of type 2 diabetes and other conditions. This study tests the premise that such risk factors are inversely related to future clarity-the extent to which the future seems vivid and certain. Specifically, 211 participants completed the measures of future clarity and various determinants of health. Future clarity was positively associated with the inclination of participants to consume healthy food, abstain from cigarettes, participate in physical activity, and experience positive emotions. Future research should examine whether interventions designed to help individuals clarify and pursue their aspirations could stem lifestyle diseases.

Author: Moss, Simon A., Skinner, Timothy C., Alexi, Nektarios, Wilson, Samuel ...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Health Psychology
Status: Live|Last updated:24 January 2019 3:43 PM
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