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28-29 June, Bolton, UK
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Abstracts Selected

Abstract submissions have now closed. The review panel have completed the selection process for papers and page lists the abstracts selected for submission as full papers. The closing date for abstract submissions was extended from 9 December 2011 to 3 January 2012. The review panel intends to have completed the selection process for papers by 16 December and shortly afterwards this page will list the abstracts selected for submission as full papers.
Full papers are due not later than 27 January 2012. Authors are advised that this is a FINAL date. Earlier submission of the full paper helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner. Please read the submission guidelines page and the model paper. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Julia Hawkins with the submission checklist and copyright form.

You can see an outline programme on the programme page.


Abstract titles: Listed in random order

Faculty's Attitudes Towards Post-Graduate research Supervision at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Analyzing and Evaluating Philosophical Beliefs about the Problem Statements and Research Questions in Research; A Novice Researcher`s Perspective and playing with the minds of academicians

The Use of the Time Diary Method to Explore Academic Time Management; Insights From an Australian University

Implementing a Benchmarking Model with Regard to the Analysis of Recruitment, Selection and Employment Strategies - Case Study - Romania

Substantiate the Reflexivity; The Insider-Outsider Role of an Ethnographic Researcher

Polarization in Research Methods Application; Examining the Examiner

Research Philosophical Debates and Classifications; Students’ Dilemma

The Question of Mixed Methods Suitability to RBV Research; a Literature Review

Student Satisfaction Formation; Linkage between Information Satisfaction and College Choice Satisfaction

Application of cluster Analysis and Discriminant Analysis in Market Segmentation

Parameter Estimation Using Asymptotic Analogy

Issues and Challenges of Evaluating Digital Divide Projects

Validation of Grounded-Theory-Based Data by Means of Analytical Mapping Techniques

Design Silence in Design Science Research

Utilising Criterion-Referenced Assessment Tasks to Support the Research of MBA Students

‘Why Should I Care?’ Facilitating Learning in Higher Education

A Mixed Modalities Approach in the Development of a Successful European Funding Bid

Exploring Innovative Data Collection Tools; The Case of Npolls by AppGeneration

Not Grammar School Material”; An Insight into the Promise and Problems of Combining Life History and Grounded Theory Research

A Technical Guide to Designing and Implementing Effective Web Surveys

Weaving the Threads of Reflexivity; Coming to terms with Grounded Theory Research

Conscientization and Silent Voices of the Organisation

Research Methodology Strategies in Strategic Management

Enhancing Organizational Management Experience with Integrated Context Information

Constructing Homogeneous Likert-Type Summative Rating Scales According to Classical Measurement Theory

Antecedents and Consequences of Brand Attachment Among a Cross Section of Malaysian Consumers; a Phenomenological Study

Research Methods Foresight

Using Technology to Support and Monitor Independent Learners

Reflexivity in Qualitative Research, Putting the Researcher at Stake

Enhancing Students Academic Skills. The Case of the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Applying Action Research Methodologies to Exploring Socio-Cultural Barriers to International Entrepreneurship; the ELIE Project

Appreciative Inquiry as Alternative Method to Assess Service Quality in a Special Library

Solving Problems; A Living Theory Approach to Research Development

A Journey into Analysis in the Development of a World of Meta-Science

Acationing Authenticity by Means of an Appreciative Enquiry

Using an Agent-Based Methodology to Model a Dynamic Tourism Market

Cross-Cultural Marketing Research; Neuromarketing and In-Depth Interview

Generating New Interview Method

Towards an Outcome-Based Approach to Literature Review for Business and Management Research Students

Research Ethics for Sustainable Development

Literature Review as Being a Help for Research or Hindering it; Problems Concerning Literature Review in a Middle Eastern Country

Action Research as a Methodology for Management Research

Taking the Sting out of Performance Appraisal in Higher Education

Computing Theory and Practice in South Africa; the Role of Professional Information Systems Practitioner

Evaluating Doctoral Education; A Conceptual Paper

Developing the Evaluation of Value-Based Entrepreneurship Education

An Evaluation of the Uber-Experiential Experiences of Nascent Sport Entrepreneurs in Higher Education

Students’ Perception of Problems Faced in Post-Graduate Research Supervision at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Quality Criteria for Interpretive Research in Information Systems; a Reflexion about Klein and Myers’ Set of Principles

Systematic Review of Empirical and Psychometric Studies on Organizational Commitment conducted in Turkey

Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Teaching Case study at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo

Strategic Leveraging in Sports Events Management;The Importance of the Research Design

The Study of Strategy Making Process in UK Universities; An Interpretative Approach

A Comparative Analysis of Research Designs Aimed at Developing Models Applied in Business

Embedding Research Data Management Behavioural Change Through a Policy, Systems and Human Support Infrastructure

Institutional Pluralism and Natural Resources management; the Bori Livelihood Experience in the Delta

True Science and Project Management

Investigation of Research Methods Used in Iranian Library and Information Science (LIS) Literature

Students So Close, Yet So Far Away; A Case Study and Best Practices for Teaching Research Methods Online

Using Japanese Cartoon Completion Test in Cross Cultural Management Research; Lesson Learnt from Thailand

Modeling Organisational Trust; Addressing Challenges of Measurement Invariance

The Craft of a Bricoleur; Adopting a Variety of Qualitative Techniques to Understand Creative Communities of Practice

Wellbeing in Community Participation

The Educational Scorecard; a More Appropriate Evaluation?

Can Post Modernism Save the World?

Are Employment Tribunals a Barrier to Justice?; A mixed Methods Approach

Toward a Design Science of IS Research Methods

The Invisible Student – the Visible Feedback; The Impact of Lecture Attendance on Student Evaluation of Teaching Feedback

A Methodological Approach to Host Country Explicit Factors and the Transfer of HRM Policy in MNC’s

Introducing Online Formative Assessment in Quantitative Modules; Does it Add up to Better Performance

Appreciative Leadership; dreaming the dream

Towards a National Model for Institutional Data Management

Ethnographic Research Methods in Business and Information Systems Research

Connecting Metaphors with Research Methodologies; An Emerging Taxonomy for Project Management Studies

Project Management, Fractal Ontologies and Social Mood – Socionomics and Epistemology

Measuring the Students’ Satisfaction with the Romanian Higher Education Environment. The Case of Blended Learning System at the University of Oradea

Research Method and Methodology in the External Trade - Romania as a Case Study to Develop a Research Model

MiSS – Towards a Research Data Management Infrastructure

Implementation of Quality Assurance Policy in Malaysian Private Higher Education; A Multiple-case Study

Focus Groups as Evaluation; Exploring Issues Connected with “Insider” Research

The Roots and components of "Workflor" by Visual Methodologies

Triangulation of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches to Understand the Usage and Adoption of Audit Technology; A Case of South African Financial Bank

Is 360 Degree Feedback Appraisal an Effective Way of Performance Evaluation?

Using the Grounded Theory Methodology to Investigate Individuals’ Perceptions of Mobile Phone Location Data

Research the Interests of Older People in Learning Computers - A Grounded Theory Study

‘Thing’ Qualities - Grounded Theory Method, Discourse Analysis and Semiotics Approaches

Developing Methodology for Subcontractors’ Security of Payment under Malaysian Construction Industry

Beyond the Glass Ceiling; A Gendered and Cultural Hospitality Management Discourse on The Advancement of Women Based on Integrated Research Paradigms

An Intellectual Device To Critically Appreciate Software Project Management Methodologies

Application Delphi Expert Panel on Critical Success Factors in Joint Venture Projects in Malaysian Construction Industry

Interpretative Research Pardigms; Points of Difference

Applying Structural Equation Modeling to Exploring the Relationship Between Organisational Trust and Quality of Work Life

Student Experience in Enterprise Education; A UK/China comparison

Developing an Phonetics eLearning Application Using a Design Research Approach

Critical Management Research (CMR), Critical Discourse Analysis(CDA) and the Development of Professional Managers

Appropriate Research Methods for Holistic Value Creation To Strengthen Research Usefulness

"Searching for a Third Way; Justifying by Research Design and Internal Coherence?"

Researching Resilience as Psychological Resource Capacity as Possible Predictor of Students' Academic Experience at a South African University 

Establishing and Maintaining Focus in your Research

A Model Development Strategy to Determine Factors that Influence Knowledge Retention in Organisations

Methodology for Investigating Rationale for Unsuccessful EOT Claim in Malaysian Construction Industry

An Amalgamation of Grounded Theory Method and Object – Orientation Concept; A Practical Approach for Theory Development

A Methodological Model of a Collection of Widespread European Food Idioms

Developing Triangulation Method for Professional Designers and Risk Design from Malaysian Legal Perspective


Authors – Listed alphabetically by lead author surname

Acheampong Edwin A, Marcia Mkansi and Reddy Kandadi Kondal, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

Kuzulu Ece, Sakarya University, Turkey

Adeniyi Emmanuel Olufemi and Maruff Akinwale Oladejo, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria

Kyriacou Maria, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, Cyprus and Panayiotis Constanti, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Adnan Hamimah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Lamb David, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Alhalalat Saleh, King Abdullah Institute for Research, Saudi Arabia

Lee Hock Cheong Andrew, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Anderson Deborah, Kingston University, UK

Logan Keri and Barbara Crump, Massey University, New Zealand

Anderson Valerie and Sarah Gilmore, University of Portsmouth, UK

Lopes Arminda, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco/Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal

Armitage Andrew, Anglia Ruskin University, England

Lord Jonathan, University of Salford, UK

Averweg Udo, eThekwini Municipality and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Martins Ellen Caroline, Organisational Diagnostics, South Africa

Baatard Greg, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Martins Nico and Yolandi van der Berg, University of South Africa, South Africa

Baji Fateme, Ahwaz Jundi Shapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran and Solmaz Zardary, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Iran

McDerby Mary,  June Finch and Meik Poschen, University of Manchester, UK

Bakare Ibrahim, Tom Franks and Behrooz Morvaridi, University of Bradford, UK

McLeary Carvell, Department of Sociology, Social Psychology, and Social work, University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Paula Cruise, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Barata Luis and Eurioco Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal

Mendy John, University of Lincoln, UK

Bell Gary, London South Bank University, UK

Minhas Badar, Pakistan Technology Board/International Islamic University, Pakistan

Bergaus Martin, Leeds Metropolitan University, Austria with  Bernd O. Stottok, Leeds Metropolitan University, Germany and Adnrea Gorra, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

Mkansi Marcia, Baomin Qi and Gillian Green, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

Betts Bronwyn, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex

Mkansi Marcia, Edwin Acheampong and Baomin Qi, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

Bill Karen, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Myers Graham Trevor, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Britz Petronella, University of the Free State, South Africa

Niemann Rita, University of the Free State, South Africa

Brown Ann, Cass Business School, London, UK

Ngwenya Bongani, Solusi University, Zimbabwe

Cardoso Ana and Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal

Oladejo Maruff Akinwale and Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria

Clemson David, London South Bank University, UK

O'Loughlin Niall, University Research Office, Newcastle University, United Kingdom with Lindsay Wood, Iridium Project, Newcastle University, United Kingdom and Janet Wheeler, ISS, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Croitoru Gabriel, Popa Gabriela and Ion Stegaroiu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania

Osmic Amer and Ehlimana Spahiž, Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina

Cui Ke, Durham University, United Kingdom

Ozdemir Maia, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

Dinauer Leslie, U. of Maryland University College, USA

Paledi Victor, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Dolma Serkan, Ozlu Azakli and Yagizhan Yazar, Istanbul University, Turkey

Pearse Noel, Rhodes Business School, South Africa

Donnelly Martin, University of Edinburgh, Scotland with Sarah Jones and Andrew McHugh, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Pereira Elsa, University of Algarve, Portugal and Margarida Mascarenhas, Faculty of Human Motricity, Portugal

Douglas David, Staffordshire University Business School, UK

Petison Phallapa, College of Management Mahidol University, Thailand

Downs Carolyn, University of Salford, UK

Purcarea Irina, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Fang Linhao and Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield/Information School, UK with Christel de Bruijn, Birmingham City University/Department of Speech and Language Therapy, UK

Rich Martin, Cass Business School, UK

Figueiredo Pedro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal with Henning Olesen, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark and Miguel Mira da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Rowlands Kate, University of Salford, UK

Fitkov-Norris Elena and Rebecca Lees, Kingston University, UK

Samkange Faith and Sihle Dingani, Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland

Fitzpatrick Mary and Angelica Risquez, University of Limerick, Ireland

Savin Petronela, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău / “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania

Flores Adao, Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, Portugal

Semiwan Transmissia, Politeknik Negeri Bandung (Bandung State Polytechnic), Indonesia

Gacenga Francis, Aileen Cater-Steel and Mark Toleman, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Shepherd Miles, Bournemouth Business School, United Kingdom

George Karen and Petia Sice, Northumbria University at Newcastle, School of Computing, Engineering and Information Science, UK with Robert Young, Northumbria University at Newcastle, School of Design, UK

Shi Jiwei Jenny, UClan, UK with Naomi Woodier-Harris, University of Derby, UK and Quan Jin, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, UK

Gilligan Christine, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Smit Emmie, UFS, South Africa

Giurgiu Adriana, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Dept. of International Business, Romania

Stacey Anthony, Wits Business School, South Africa

Giurgiu Adriana, Carmen-Alina Popa and Adrian Negrea, University of Oradea, Department for Distance Learning and Reduced Frequency Education; Faculty of Economic Sciences, Dept. of International Business, Romania

Stacey Anthony, Wits Business School, South Africa and Julie Stacey, Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry, Wits University, South Africa

Gorra Andrea, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Tang Siew Fun, Taylor's University, Malaysia and Sufean Hussin, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Griggs Vivienne, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

Tiikkala Anne and Jaana Seikkula-Leino, University of Turku, Suomi

Grimsley Elrita, University of the Free State, South Africa

Van der Bijl Andre, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Hirose Yayoi, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan and Kiyoshi Itao, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Vargas-Hernandez José G, University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Holmes Kate, University of Bolton, UK

Venable John R., Curtin University, Australia and Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, USA

Hongphisanvivat Somdee, Thammasat University, Thailand

Vieira Armando Luis, Universidade de Aveiro - DEGEI/GOVCOPP, Portugal

Huysamen Renalde, University of the Free State, South Africa

Viljoen Marianne, University of the Free State, South Africa

Ismail Nurlida, Taylor's University, Malaysia with Faridah Hj. Hassan and Nooraini Mohamad Sheriff, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Voges Kevin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Kane Kevin, Salford Business School, University of Salford, United Kingdom with Codrin Chiru and Stela Georgiana Ciuchete, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Wotela Kambidima, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Kanyangale MacDonald and Noel Pearse, Rhodes University, South Africa

Wright Nevan, AUT University NZ, New Zealand

Kokabi Mortaza, Shaheed Chamran University, Iran

Yeung Ruth, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau, China and Wallace Yee, University of Macau, Macau, China

Krivokapic-Skoko Branka, Rod Duncan and Kerry Tilbrook, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Zerguit Lilia, Sheffield Business School, UK

Last updated 18 January 2012


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