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    • Is Small Beautiful? Size Effects of Volatility Spillovers for Firm Performance and Exchange Rates in Tourism 

      Chang, C-L.; Hsu, H-K.; McAleer, M. (University of CanterburyUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2013)
      This paper examines the size effects of volatility spillovers for firm performance and exchange rates with asymmetry in the Taiwan tourism industry. The analysis is based on two conditional multivariate models, BEKK-AGARCH ...
    • Is sustainability reporting becoming institutionalised? The role of an issues-based field 

      Higgins, C.; Stubbs, W.; Milne, M.J. (University of Canterbury. Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 2016)
      We study companies that do not produce a sustainability report in contexts where institutionalization is assumed. Based on a careful analysis of interaction patterns between non-reporting companies, sustainability interest ...
    • Is Technology a Bargaining Issue? 

      Joseph, P.A.; Hughes, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1981)
      This article examines how our industrial system is responding to worker demands for bi-lateral control over the introduction of technology into the workplace. In New Zealand Federated Clerical and Office Staff Employees I.A.W. ...
    • Is the amount and focus of ecological research in New Zealand sufficient to sustain indigenous biodiversity on private land? 

      Norton, D.A. (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry., 2001)
      By summarising ecological publications over the last 30 years, this paper provides an assessment of the amount and focus of New Zealand ecological research with respect to land tenure. While the number of published articles ...
    • Is the Asymmetrical Friction Connection (AFC) a low damage dissipater? 

      Chanchi Golondrino, J.; MacRae, G.A.; Chase, J.G.; Rodgers, G.W.; Clifton, C. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      Asymmetrical Friction Connections (AFC) are used in structures in earthquake zones to dissipate energy without causing major damage to the structural members. This means that the structure itself does not require replacement ...
    • Is the benefit of road pricing reliable? 

      Mao, J.; Dantas, A.; Nicholson, A. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering., 2004)
      This paper presents a study of the benefits and costs of road pricing projects considering the current practices of project evaluation in the New Zealand context. A method for estimating the benefits and costs of road ...
    • Is the Canterbury Partnership Community Health Worker project fulfilling its original intention? 

      Penfold, Carol (University of Canterbury. Health Sciences, 2015)
      Abstract The original intention for the Partnership Community Worker (PCW) project in 2006 was for it to be an extension of the Pegasus Health General Practice and furthermore to be a bridge between the community and ...
    • Is the tracking error time varying? Evidence from agricultural ETCs 

      Bialkowski JP; Perera D; Bohl MT (2018)
      This study argues that the high volatility of agricultural commodity prices creates a challenge for exchange-traded commodity (ETC) managers to track the underlying index. Furthermore, previous studies find exchange-traded ...
    • Is there a case for blended leadership learning for principals? 

      Dempster N; Lovett S; Townsend T; Bayetto A; Johnson G; Stevens E (2017)
      This paper draws from six research studies investigating the question of what it takes for principals to be leaders of learning with a particular focus on improvements in student learning and achievement in reading. Our ...
    • Is there a problem with NCEA Physics 3.6? An electrical engineering perspective 

      Lapthorn, A.C.; Pandey, S.; Hioka, Y. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
    • Is there a serious role for cycling in the renewal of Christchurch? 

      Kingham, S.; Koorey, Glen (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2012)
      There is an increasing move in many parts of the world to reduce people’s reliance on single occupancy motor vehicles. Reasons for this include climate change, peak oil, traffic congestion and health. One mode that ticks ...
    • Is there a serious role for cycling in the renewal of earthquake damaged Christchurch? 

      Kingham, S.; Koorey, Glen (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2012)
      Since September 2010 Christchurch, New Zealand, has experienced a number of significant earthquakes. In addition to loss of life, this has resulted in significant destruction to infrastructure, including road corridors; ...
    • Is There a Speculative Bubble in the Price of Gold? 

      Bialkowski, J.; Bohl, M.T.; Stephan, P.M.; Wisniewski, T. (SSRNUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2011)
      Motivated by the current gold price boom, we investigate whether the rapidly growing investment activities have triggered a new asset price bubble. We draw on the convenience yield model and use commodity dividends to ...
    • Is there a successful transition without European integration? Investigating the key determinants of Ukraine’s post-communist transformation 

      Sabatovych, Iana (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Nearly thirty years have passed since the collapse of communism and the developmental paths of former communist states remain diverse and changeable. While some countries have fulfilled their expectations by becoming well ...
    • Is there more to glycaemic control than meets the eye? 

      Chase, J.G.; Shaw, G.M. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2007)
      Tight glycaemic control has emerged as a major focus in critical care. However, the struggle to repeat, improve and standardize the results of the initial landmark studies is ongoing. The prospective computerized glycaemic ...
    • Is there proof that backreaction of inhomogeneities is irrelevant in cosmology? 

      Buchert, T.; Carfora, M.; Ellis, G.F.R.; Kolb, E.W.; MacCallum, M.A.H.; Ostrowski, J.J.; Räsänen, S.; Roukema, B.F.; Andersson, L.; Coley, A.A.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2015)
      In a number of papers Green and Wald argue that the standard FLRW model approximates our Universe extremely well on all scales, except close to strong field astrophysical objects. In particular, they argue that the ...
    • Is this the future of news? An examination of Samoa Topix 

      Kenix, L. J.; Daviault, C. (University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Media and Communication and Journalism, 2012)
      News in general still relies upon the ethical norms of traditionally responsible news values, such as balance, fairness and objectivity. However, recent research has found that mainstream newspapers are adapting to how ...
    • Is Traumatic Memory Special? A Panel Discussion with Research Experts 

      Dorahy, M.J. (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2014)
    • Is working memory load a critical factor in distractor processing? 

      Davis, Marion Denise (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2007)
      To achieve goal-orientated behaviour, selective attention is often needed to filter out irrelevant information. Past research has shown that working memory (WM) plays a critical role in selective attention, with high WM ...
    • Is Working Memory Load Irrelevant to Inhibitory Cognitive Control in Negative Priming? 

      Neumann E; Russell P (2019)
      Two issues were addressed in this study. First, it addresses the viability of the assertion that working memory is crucial for reducing distraction by maintaining the prioritization of relevant over irrelevant information ...