Recent Submissions

  • Three essays on family firms 

    Kustec, Irena (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2020)
    Family businesses are important in many economies worldwide. One reason family firms pique many researchers' interest is the interplay of family and business. Decisions made within family firms often reflect business as ...
  • Hvordan få til sirkulær massehåndtering for bygg- og anleggsprosjekter i Oslo-området? 

    Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Harrison, Debbie; Soldal, Olav B. (Forskningsrapport, BI;, Research report, 2021)
    Dette forprosjektet har hatt som formål å identifisere interessante aspekter og problemstillinger knyttet til spørsmålet: Hvordan kan man få til sirkulær massehåndtering til og fra bygg- og anleggsprosjekter i Oslo-området? ...
  • Who dies early? Education, mortality and causes of death in Norway 

    Grytten, Jostein Ivar; Skau, Irene; Sørensen, Rune Jørgen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    We estimated the effects of education on mortality and causes of death in Norway. We identified causal effects by exploiting the staggered implementation of a school reform that increased the length of compulsory education ...
  • Evolution of a field: Swiss media and communication studies 

    Probst, Carole; Buhmann, Alexander; Ingenhoff, Diana; Lepori, Benedetto (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    In this paper, we present the evolution of Swiss Media and Communication Studies over the last decade by summarizing the main results from a project funded by the Swiss University Conference (2008–2017). We give an overall ...
  • The Privacy Implications of Social Robots: Scoping Review and Expert Interviews 

    Lutz, Christoph; Schöttler, Maren; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    In this contribution, we investigate the privacy implications of social robots, as an emerging mobile technology. Drawing on a scoping literature review and expert interviews, we show how social robots come with privacy ...
  • Drivers and barriers in public diplomacy evaluation: understanding attitudes, norms, and control 

    Buhmann, Alexander; Sommerfeldt, Erich (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    While the need for evaluation has become increasingly emphasized within the global public diplomacy community, recent research suggests the state of the practice is grim. However, the few writings that exist on evaluation ...
  • A New Money Behavior Quiz 

    Furnham, Adrian; Grover, Simmy (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This study reports on the development of a new questionnaire to measure money behaviors devised by the Financial Times (London). In all, 402 participants from diverse backgrounds, who were recruited online, completed the ...
  • Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals within 9 planetary boundaries 

    Randers, Jørgen; Rockström, Johan; Stoknes, Per Espen; Golüke, Ulrich; Collste, David; Cornell, Sarah E.; Donges, Jonathan F. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    The world agreed to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Nine planetary boundaries set an upper limit to Earth system impacts of human activity in the long run. Conventional efforts to achieve the 14 socio-economic ...
  • GHQ score changes from teenage to young adulthood 

    Furnham, Adrian; Cheng, Helen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This study investigated the change in the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) scores from teenage years to young adulthood using a large, nationally representative sample in the UK. It took account of socio-demographic ...
  • Mental health literacy for autism spectrum disorder and depression 

    Godfrey Born, Charlotte; McClelland, Alastair; Furnham, Adrian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    In this study, three hundred and sixty-eight participants answered a questionnaire consisting of three vignettes describing a person with depression, severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and high-functioning Autism ...
  • Post-truth and public relations: Special section introduction 

    Ihlen, Øyvind; Anne, Gregory; Luoma-aho, Vilma; Buhmann, Alexander (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    With spindoctoring, publicity seeking stunts and evidence of mal-practice, public relations is easily associated with the development of post-truth society. The elevation of bullshit as political coinage presents a challenge ...
  • Connecting the dots: A bibliometric review of Habermasian theory in public relations research 

    Buhmann, Alexander; Ihlen, Øyvind; Aaen-Stockdale, Craig (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Purpose: Meta reviews are central for mapping the state of the field, consolidating the heterogeneous public relations body of knowledge, and pointing to new potential research directions. Habermas is one of the most ...
  • Reviewing the ‘march to standards’ in public relations: a comparative analysis of four seminal measurement and evaluation initiatives 

    Buhmann, Alexander; Macnamara, Jim; Zerfass, Ansgar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    To many, development and adoption of professional standards for measurement and evaluation (M&E) is one of the most promising approaches for advancing public relations practice. In recent years, there has been a surge in ...
  • Advertising: The contribution of applied cognitive psychology 

    Furnham, Adrian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
    This paper looks at the contribution of applied cognitive psychology primarily to the research on advertising. The first issue is to attempt to define and specify the unique contribution of applied, as opposed to “pure,” ...
  • Monetary Policy and Household Debt 

    Gulbrandsen, Magnus Andreas Haare; Natvik, Gisle James (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    We address the interplay between household debt accumulation and monetary policy. Monetary policy likely affects household debt-to-income ratios via disposable income and inflation, not just by changing the financial ...
  • John Rawls' concept of the reasonable: A study of stakeholder action and reaction between British Petroleum and the victims of the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico 

    Alm, Kristian; Brown, Richard Mark (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    In his political philosophy, John Rawls has a normative notion of reasonable behaviour expected of citizens in a pluralist society. We interpret the various strands of this idea and introduce them to the discourse on ...
  • Hotspot crowding and over-tourism: Antecedents of destination attractiveness 

    Jacobsen, Jens Kristian Steen; Iversen, Nina Marianne; Hem, Leif Egil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    This study develops a unique model capturing antecedents of place attractiveness in tourism hotspot crowding contexts. A structural equation model reveals three density dimensions: one destination image variable and two ...
  • Understanding the governance of urban water services from an institutional logics perspective 

    Franco Torres, Manuel; Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild; Ugarelli, Rita Maria (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    In recent decades, the urban water sector has experienced accelerating social complexity that derives from conflicting goals and beliefs, making the sustainability of the sector primarily a governance issue. However, ...
  • The Borderline Between Legitimate and Unfair Copying of Products – A Unified Scandinavian Approach? 

    Viken, Monica (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Freedom of imitation, outside the boundaries of intellectual property protection, can be considered as a prerequisite for free competition in a free market economy. The rules on unfair competition should therefore not serve ...
  • The Impact of Hard Discounter Presence on Store Satisfaction and Store Loyalty 

    Hunneman, Auke; Verhoef, Peter; Sloot, Laurens (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Hard discounters, such as Aldi and Lidl, have become more important in the last decade. Recent research suggests that the presence of a hard discounter (HD) decreases customers’ share of wallet. In this study, we aim to ...

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