Friday, 27 February 2015

Emerald updates

As an ABE member, you have access to a large number of academic journals via Emerald, one of the world’s leading publishers of academic research. To access these journals, just log into the Members Area and click on the Academic Journals link on the bottom left-hand side.

These journals are great for doing wider reading around the ABE units that you’re studying, especially if you aren’t able to purchase the books on the recommended reading lists. For an in-depth guide on how to use the database, please see page 4 of the November 2014 Student Focus or the ABE blog at You can also email with any queries about Emerald and how to use it.

New! The Emerald Learning Zone

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The Emerald Learning Zone includes a selection of useful resources to help you improve your study skills and complements learners at all levels. For advice on writing essays, getting organised, developing your critical thinking and a huge selection of other topics, this is the place to come! For a start, we’d recommend the following articles:

Writing better essays gives guidance on how to write an effective essay, helps to explain grammar and also provides links to external resources that you can use.

Understanding academic writing provides a breakdown analysis of essay, report and case study writing.

New! Emerald Subject Zones

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Emerald Subject Zones offer a community area where you can access subject-specific articles, and keep up to date with the latest research and community events. You’ll find special features, field-specific news, top download lists and video content in the Subject Areas, so log in via the ABE Members Area and have a look.

New! Research ‘How To’ Guides

Link from - Benefits - Academic Journals

Emerald’s set of ‘How to... guides for researchers’ are a series of practical tips and guidance on how to design, develop and present your research. These are divided into two categories, Research management and Research methods and methodology. Here, you’ll find articles on subjects like ‘How to…use search engines effectively’, or ‘How to…undertake case study research’ – particularly useful if you’re writing assignments for the ABE Level 7 Diploma in Business Management!

Newest article highlights 

The articles listed below have been added to Emerald’s database recently. Find your subject area from the headings below, and read the articles to learn something new!

Accounting and Finance

Axel Haller, Chris van Staden, (2014) "The value added statement – an appropriate instrument for Integrated Reporting", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 27 Iss: 7, pp.1190 - 1216

Vera Palea, (2014) "Fair value accounting and its usefulness to financial statement users", Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Vol. 12 Iss: 2, pp.102 - 116


Asma Mobarek, Michelle Li, (2014) "Regional volatility: common or country-specific? Exploration of international stock market: ", Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 31 Iss: 4, pp.406 - 425

Annunziata de Felice, (2014) "Measuring the social capabilities and the implication on innovation: Evidence from a special industrial cluster", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 41 Iss: 6, pp.907 - 928


Anders Johan Kjellman, (2014) "Family business explained by field theory", Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 4 Iss: 2, pp.194 - 212

Dilani Jayawarna, Oswald Jones, Wing Lam, Sabrina Phua, (2014) "The performance of entrepreneurial ventures: Examining the role of marketing practices", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 21 Iss: 4, pp.565 - 587

Strategy and Leadership

Simon C.H. Chan, W.M. Mak, (2014) "Transformational leadership, pride in being a follower of the leader and organizational commitment", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 35 Iss: 8, pp.674 - 690

Will Mitchell, (2014) "Why Apple’s product magic continues to amaze – skills of the world’s #1 value chain integrator", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 42 Iss: 6, pp.17 – 28

International Business

Alain Verbek, M. Amin Zargarzadeh, Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, (2014) "Internalization theory, entrepreneurship and international new ventures", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 22 Iss: 3, pp.246 – 269

Andreas Nölke, (2014) "Brazilian corporations, the state and transnational activity: introduction to the special issue", critical perspectives on international business, Vol. 10 Iss: 4, pp.230 - 236


Harlan E. Spotts, Marc G. Weinberger, Michelle F. Weinberger, (2014) "Publicity and advertising: what matter most for sales?", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 48 Iss: 11/12, pp.1986 – 2008

Kim Lehman, Ian Ronald Fillis, Morgan Miles, (2014) "The art of entrepreneurial market creation", Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.163 – 182

Tourism and Hospitality
Pedro Pimpão, Antónia Correia, João Duque, José Carlos Zorrinho, (2014) "Exploring effects of hotel chain loyalty program", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 8 Iss: 4, pp.375 - 387

André Richelieu, Stéphanie Lessard, (2014) "Long gone the glory days: Is branding of any help? The case of formerly successful European football teams", Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 4 Iss: 4, pp.284 - 297

This article first appeared in Student Focus, Feb 2015, a free magazine for all ABE members.

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