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    • Male-biased sex ratios in Australian migrant populations: a population-based study of 1 191 250 births 1999-2015 

      Edvardsson K; Axmon A; Powell RL; Davey M-A (2018)
      Background: The naturally occurring male-to-female (M/F) ratio at birth is 1.05. Higher ratios found primarily in countries across Asia have been attributed to prenatal sex selection due to son preference. There is growing ...
    • Media law - disaster reporting 

      Cheer, U. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2013)
      Today I want to discuss the ongoing issue of how the internet is affecting areas of media law – in this case, defamation law. Many questions have been raised about the issue of publication on the internet and whether it ...
    • De Meo et Tuo, or, the True Nostrum 

      Round, D.J. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1991)
      We call the Middle Ages the "Age of Faith", and the "Enlightenment" of the eighteenth century the "Age of Reason". Looking at the irrationalities, cruelties and manias which have marred history since then, however, it ...
    • Midterm elections’ stock market surge – an unintentional gift from US politicians 

      Bialkowski JP; Nahavandi A (2018)
      The paper provides evidence for the existence of a midterm election effect on the US equity market. By examining the quarterly total returns on the S&P 500 Index between 1954 and 2017, we show that, nine times out of 10, ...
    • Minority Buy-Out Rights in the Companies Act 1993 

      Taylor, L. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1997)
    • The moderating influence of client sophistication on relationships within business-to-business credence service markets 

      Garry, T.; Harwood, T. (University of Canterbury. Management, 2009)
      Purpose: This paper reports on a study which aims to identify the characteristics and determinants of client sophistication within the UK corporate legal services market and to investigate its affect in determining the ...
    • ¿Necesitan derechos los ríos? Comparando estructuras legales para la regulación de los ríos en Nueva Zelanda, Australia y Chile 

      Macpherson EJ; O'Donnell E (2018)
      Este artículo aborda lo que el otorgamiento de “personalidad jurídica” a los ríos puede ofrecer a las opciones institucionales para la regulación medio ambiental del agua. Se examina esta pregunta al estudiar la ...
    • Negligence, Economic Loss and the Ambit of the Duty of Care 

      Todd, S. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 1980)
      Difficulty in determining the true basis in law for allowing recovery of "pure" economic loss which is not consequential upon any physical damage suffered by a plaintiff has preoccupied the courts in a number of ...
    • A New Approach to Competence Analysis 

      Knott, P.; Pearson, A.; Taylor, R. (University of Canterbury. Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, 1996)
      Competences and core competences of organisations have been widely discussed in the literature in recent years, particularly in relation to technology-based companies. However, in contrast, the processes and interactions ...
    • The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and a Post September 11 Morality; Community Rights versus Individual Rights 

      Gallavin, C. (University of Canterbury. School of Law., 2005)
      Within this article I seek to exam the place of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBRA) in the changing world of human rights protection post September 11, 2001. I will argue that the non-entrenched NZBRA, while ...
    • New Zealand Corporate Boards in Transition: Composition, Activity and Incentives Between 1995 and 2010 

      Boyle, G.; Ji, X. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2013)
      We document changes in New Zealand corporate board characteristics between 1995 and 2010, a period centred around the 2003 governance-focused reforms of NZX list- ing rules and recommendations. Unsurprisingly, the ...
    • The New Zealand Court of Appeal and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis 

      Scragg, R. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2003)
      The role of the doctrine of stare decisis rose to prominence in the New Zealand Court of Appeal in 2003. In Jones v Sky City Auckland Ltd the Court made a pronouncement on the current position of the doctrine in that Court. ...
    • New Zealand Media Law Update 

      Cheer, U. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2008)
      It has been a typically busy period for New Zealand media law in the year or so under review. In defamation, the High Court decision which appeared to extend the constitutional qualified privilege defence with little ...
    • Nonsense Upon Stilts 

      Crampton, E. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2009)
      While the social costs of drug use are real, they are not well-measured by instruments such as BERL's Drug Harm Index. The DHI conflates the real costs of drug use with a host of costs borne by drug users, like the cost ...
    • 'Not having the fear of God before her eyes': Enforcement of the Criminal Law in the Supreme Court in Canterbury 1852-1872 

      Finn, J.; Wilson, C. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2005)
      This article attempts to describe some aspects of the process of criminal justice in the early Canterbury settlement through the lens of the cases heard in the Supreme Court between 1852 and 1872. It is acknowledged that ...
    • A Note on the role of bank capital 

      Guender, A.V.; Peng, Y. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2014)
      This note explores how a bank’s balance sheet responds to a capital shock in a simple model of the banking firm where both loan demand and deposits are sensitive to a bank’s capital position relative to its competitors. ...
    • Operator agency in process intervention: tampering versus application of tacit knowledge 

      Van Gestel, P.; Pons, D.; Pulakanam, V. (University of Canterbury. Management, Marketing, and EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      Statistical process control (SPC) theory takes a negative view of adjustment of process settings, which is termed tampering. In contrast, quality and lean programmes actively encourage operators to acts of intervention and ...
    • Order from Chaos? Tribunal Reform in New Zealand 

      Hopkins, W.J. (University of Canterbury. School of Law, 2009)
      In November 2006, the New Zealand Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice launched a joint program of tribunal reform in New Zealand. The aim of the project was to ‘provide a final report on the issues involved in ...
    • Organisational resilience following the Darfield earthquake of 2010 

      Whitman, Z.; Stevenson, J.; Kachali, H.; Seville, E.; Vargo, J.; Wilson, T. (University of Canterbury. Department of Accounting and Information SystemsUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2014)
      This paper presents the preliminary findings of a study on the resilience and recovery of organisations following the Darfield earthquake in New Zealand on 4 September 2010. Sampling included organisations proximal and ...
    • Organizational resilience and financial performance 

      Prayag G; Chowdhury M; Orchiston C; Spector S (2018)
      Organization resilience has two dimensions – planned and adaptive (Lee, Vargo & Seville, 2013). Planned resilience occurs pre-disaster, whereas adaptive resilience typically emerges post-disaster and requires leadership, ...