Business, Institutions and Policy research cluster

'Economic policy' theme

The Economic Policy research group focuses on analysing policy-related issues, employing a diverse set of approaches (theoretical/experimental/qualitative) in a rigorous and policy-relevant way for the national and global economy. Members of the research group are currently working in the areas of:

  • Taxation
  • Tax administration
  • Public goods
  • International trade
  • Environment
  • Finance

Selected publications

  • Shaalan, A. S., Reast, J., Johnson, D. and Tourky, M. E. (2014). East meets West: Toward a theoretical model linking guanxi and relationship marketing. Journal of Business Research, 66(12), 2515-2521.
  • Van den Broek, D., Harvey, W.S. and Groutsis, D. (2016). Commercial Migration Intermediaries and the segmentation of skilled migrant employment. Work, Employment and Society.
  • Groutsis, van den Broek, D. and Harvey, W.S. (2015). Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries: Network governance and skilled migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10): 1558-1576.
  • Harvey, W.S. (2014). Winning the global talent war: A policy perspective. Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 5(1): 62-74.
  • Özbilgin, M.F., Groutsis, D. and Harvey, W.S. (Eds.) (2014). International Human Resources Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Dargenidou C, Jaafar A and McLeay S (2014) 'Regulation, Bonding and the Quality of Financial Statements' in Accounting and Regulation: New Insights on Governance, Markets and Institutions, ed. Roberto Di Pietra, Stuart McLeay and Joshua Ronen, Springer, New York, United States, pp. 191-228.
  • Kitchen, P.J. and Tourky, M.E. (2014). Integrated Marketing Communications: A Contextual International Advertising Approach. In P. Kitchen and E. Uzunoglu, Integrated Communications in the Post-Modern Era (pp. 19-48), Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Kitchen, P. J., Tourky, M. E., Dean, D. and Shaalan, A. S. (2014). Corporate Identity Antecedents and Components: Toward a Theoretical Framework. Corporate Reputation Review, 16(4), 263-284.
  • Harvey, W.S. and Groutsis, D. (2015). Reputation and talent mobility in the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, 53(1): 22-
  • Mitchell, V.W. and Harvey, W.S. (2015). Corporate reputation in professional service firms. In Melewar, T.C. and Alwi, S.F.S. (Eds.) Corporate branding: areas, arenas and approaches, Routledge, Abingdon.
  • Harvey, W.S. and Mitchell, V.W. (2015). Marketing and reputation management in professional service firms. In Empson, L., Muzio, D., Broschak, J. and Hinings, B. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms. Oxford University Press, Oxford.           
  • Harvey, W.S. (2014). Reputation in the international context. In Özbilgin, M.F., Groutsis, D. and Harvey, W.S. (Eds.) International Human Resources Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 165-178.
  • Harvey, W.S. (2014). Defining and connecting CSR, reputation, image, identity, brand, legitimacy, status and diversity. In Karatas-Ozkan, M., Nicolopoulou, K. and Ozbilgin, M.F. (eds.) Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management: A Diversity Perspective. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 31-50.
  • Ramirez, C., Stringfellow, L. and Maclean, M. (2015) Beyond segments in movement: a ‘small’ agenda for research in the professions, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, accepted and forthcoming.
  • Thompson, A., Stringfellow, L., Maclean, M., MacLaren, A. and O’Gorman, K. (2015) Puppets of Necessity? Celebritisation in Structured Reality Television, Journal of Marketing Management, 31(5-6): 478-501.
  • Stringfellow, L., McMeeking, K. and Maclean, M. (2015) From four to zero? The social mechanisms of symbolic domination in the UK accounting field, Critical Perspectives on Accounting,27: 86-100.
  • Stringfellow, L. and Thompson, A. (2014) Crab antics? Contesting and perpetuating status hierarchies in professional service firms, Journal of Professions and Organization, 1(2): 118-136.
  • Stringfellow, L. and Maclean, M. (2014) 'Space of Possibles'? Legitimacy, Industry Maturity, and Organizational Foresight, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, 23 (3), pp. 171- 183. 
  • Stringfellow, L., Shaw, E. and Maclean, M. (2014) Apostasy versus legitimacy: Relational dynamics and routes to resource acquisition in entrepreneurial ventures, International Small Business Journal, 32 (5), pp. 571-592.
  • Shaukat, A., Qiu, Y. and Trojanowski, G. (forthcoming). Board attributes, corporate social responsibility strategy, and corporate environmental and social performance. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Choo, L., Fonseca, M.A. and Myles, G. 2015. “Do Students Behave Like Real Taxpayers? Experimental Evidence on Taxpayer Compliance From the Lab and From the Field.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Forthcoming.
  • Choo, L., Fonseca, M.A. and Myles, G. 2014. “Lab Experiment to Investigate Tax Compliance: Audit Strategies and Messaging.” HMRC Research Report Series, Research Report 308. Presented at: HMRC.
  • Fonseca, M.A., Grimshaw, S. 2015. “Does Using Behavioural Prompts in Pre-Populated Tax Forms Affect Compliance? Results From an Artefactual Field Experiment With Real Taxpayers.” TARC Discussion Papers No. 015-15.
  • James, S., Sawyer, A. and Budak, T. (eds.) (2016). The Complexity of Tax Simplification: Experiences from around the World, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • James, S., Sawyer, A. and Wallschutzky, I. (2015), ‘Tax simplification: A review of initiatives in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom’, eJournal of Tax Research, 13(1), 280-302.
  • Alley, C., Bentley, D. and James, S. (2014), ‘Politics and tax reform: A comparative analysis of the implementation of a broad-based consumption tax in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom’, Revenue Law Journal, 24(1), 1-25.
  • James, S. (2014), ‘The importance of fairness in tax policy: Behavioral economics and the UK experience’, International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, 3(1), 1-12.
  • Frecknall-Hughes, J., James S. and McIlwan, R. The Tax Implications of Scottish Independence or Further Devolution, ICAS, Edinburgh, 2014.
  • James, S. ‘Tax Compliance’ in Morris Altman (ed.) Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics, Santa Barbara, California, Greenwood, 2015, pp. 432-434.
  • Miller, A. & Oats, L. (2016) Principles of International Taxation 5th Ed, Bloomsbury Professional, London.
  • Lymer, A. & Oats, L. (2015) Taxation Policy and Practice 22nd Ed; Fiscal Publications, Birmingham
  •  Mulligan, E. & Oats, L. (2015)  “Tax Professionals at work in Silicon Valley”, Accounting Organizations and Society.
  • Billings, M. & Oats, L. (2014) Innovation and pragmatism in tax design: Excess Profits Duty in the United Kingdom in World War One, Accounting History Review 24:2-3, 83-101.
  • Oats, L., Sadler, P. & Wynter, C. (2014) Taxing Jamaica: the Stamp Act of 1760 & Tacky’s Rebellion, eJournal of Tax Research 12(1) pp162 – 184.
  • deCogan, D, Oats, L. & Billings, M. (2015) A New Form of Judging: The establishment of the Board of Referees, in Harris, P. ed Studies in Tax Law History Hart Publishing.
  • Oats, L. and Morris, G. (2015) Tax Complexity and Symbolic Power, in Evans C. and Krever, R. eds Tax Simplification, Kluwer.
  • Oats, L. and Gracia, L. (2014) Taxation as a Social and Institutional Practice, in Wiley Dictionary of Management, Vol 1 Accounting Clubb & Imam Eds, DOI: 10.1002/9781118785317.weom010008.
  • Hashimzade, N., Heady, C, Myles, G, Oats, L. & Scharf, K. (2014) An International Comparison of the Administration of Tax Expenditures Report prepared for the National Audit Office.
  • Hashimzade, N., Heady, C, Myles, G, Oats, L. & Scharf, K. (2014) Provision of Tax Reliefs, Report prepared for the National Audit Office.