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Publication date: 15 January 2018

Martina Linnenluecke, Kerry Jacobs and Tom Smith

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 18 January 2021

June Buchanan, Yun Shen and Tom Smith

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 2 July 2018

Martina Linnenluecke, Tom Smith and Robert E. Whaley

This paper aims to examine the complex issue of the social cost of carbon. The authors review the existing literature and the strengths and deficiencies of existing…

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the complex issue of the social cost of carbon. The authors review the existing literature and the strengths and deficiencies of existing approaches. They introduce a simple methodology that estimates the amount of “legal looting” in the fossil fuel industry as an alternative approach to calculate an unpaid social cost of carbon. The “looting amount” can be defined as society’s failure to charge fossil fuel firms for the damage that their activities cause represents an implied subsidy.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology used in this paper combines decisions in the form of policymakers setting carbon taxes and rational investors investing in carbon emission markets.

Findings

The authors show that the unpaid social cost of carbon in the fossil fuel industry was US$12.7tn over 1995-2013, but may be as high as US$115.5tn.

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Over the same period, the sum of industry profits, emission trading scheme carbon permit and carbon tax revenue totalled US$7tn, indicating the industry would not be viable if it was made to pay for damages to society.

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Accounting Research Journal, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1030-9616

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Publication date: 1 February 2018

Adrian Gepp, Martina K. Linnenluecke, Terrence J. O’Neill and Tom Smith

This paper analyses the use of big data techniques in auditing, and finds that the practice is not as widespread as it is in other related fields. We first introduce…

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This paper analyses the use of big data techniques in auditing, and finds that the practice is not as widespread as it is in other related fields. We first introduce contemporary big data techniques to promote understanding of their potential application. Next, we review existing research on big data in accounting and finance. In addition to auditing, our analysis shows that existing research extends across three other genealogies: financial distress modelling, financial fraud modelling, and stock market prediction and quantitative modelling. Auditing is lagging behind the other research streams in the use of valuable big data techniques. A possible explanation is that auditors are reluctant to use techniques that are far ahead of those adopted by their clients, but we refute this argument. We call for more research and a greater alignment to practice. We also outline future opportunities for auditing in the context of real-time information and in collaborative platforms and peer-to-peer marketplaces.

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Journal of Accounting Literature, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-4607

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Publication date: 7 September 2020

Mauricio Marrone, Martina K. Linnenluecke, Grant Richardson and Tom Smith

The purpose of this article is to track the emergence of topics and research trends in environmental accounting research by using a machine learning method for literature…

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to track the emergence of topics and research trends in environmental accounting research by using a machine learning method for literature reviews. The article shows how the method can track the emergence of topics and research trends over time.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis of the emergence of topics and shifts in research trends was based on a machine learning approach that allowed the authors to identify “topic bursts” in publication data. The data set of this study contained, 2,502 records published between 1972 and 2019, both within and outside of accounting journals. The data set was assembled through a systematic keyword search of the literature.

Findings

Findings indicated that research studies within accounting journals have addressed sustainability concerns in a general fashion, with a recent focus on broad topics such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) and stakeholder theory. Research studies published outside of accounting journals have focussed on more specific topics (e.g. the shift to a low-carbon or circular economy, the attainment of the sustainable development goals [SDGs], etc.) and new methodologies (e.g. accounting for ecosystem services).

Research limitations/implications

The method provides an approach for identifying “trending” topics within accounting and non-accounting journals and allows to identify topics and areas that could benefit from a greater exchange of ideas between accounting and non-accounting journals.

Originality/value

The authors provide a much needed review of research on the vitally important topic of environmental accounting not only in accounting journals but also in the broader research community.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 33 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2004

Marla H. Kohlman

This study contributes to the literature on sexual harassment by explicitly modeling race as a significant predictor of sexual harassment in combination with gender and…

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This study contributes to the literature on sexual harassment by explicitly modeling race as a significant predictor of sexual harassment in combination with gender and occupation, rather than regarding each demographic characteristic (i.e. age, gender, race, marital status) as though experienced separately from all others. As represented in the larger literature on sexual harassment in the workplace, the female respondents in this study report more sexual harassment than men, though men do report sexual harassment. Moreover, the gender context (i.e., whether respondent’s occupation is predominantly female or male) of occupation makes a difference for both men and women. These results reveal that women are more likely to be reporting sexual harassment based upon demographic factors in the labor market and appear to be unaffected by labor force characteristics. The men, on the other hand, report more sexual harassment based upon occupational characteristics than demographic factors.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 23 no. 3/4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 May 2006

Susan K. Williams, Joe S. Anderson, Jack Dustman and Scott D. Roberts

TASER International, Inc. is one of the world's leading less-lethal weapons manufacturers and distributors. The case begins with a dramatic moment as the President and CEO…

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TASER International, Inc. is one of the world's leading less-lethal weapons manufacturers and distributors. The case begins with a dramatic moment as the President and CEO of TASER International become aware of a highly critical article in Barron's. The article questions the legitimacy of their high stock price and casts doubt on their continued ability to grow. The case presents the company's counterarguments to the critical Barron's article, and asks for alternatives for TASER's next move into the relatively untapped consumer market with a new consumer-oriented product, the TASER X26C. The case resulted from lengthy in-person, email, and phone interviews with TASER's President, Tom Smith. In addition, the company and its products have been well publicized in the national business press and in the local newspapers. Further, product details and other information on TASERs and other less-lethal weapons has been published in numerous police and military sources. Finally, TASER International's website has been a rich source of supplemental information to support the writing of the case.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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Publication date: 10 October 2008

Tom Smith

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 7 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 21 March 2016

Kerry Jacobs, Martina Linnenluecke and Tom Smith

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 April 1991

Tom Kirkpatrick and Bryan Smith

The experience of a top team‐building strategy spanning two yearsis described from two viewpoints: the company′s, Bendix SafetyRestraints, and the providers, Sundridge…

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The experience of a top team‐building strategy spanning two years is described from two viewpoints: the company′s, Bendix Safety Restraints, and the providers, Sundridge Park Management Centre′s Team Building Services Unit. The development of a client‐consultant collaborative relationship is traced, which has enabled the achievement of significant strategic change goals and helped to enhance the human resource development function. Team‐building workshops are described, including two for the top director team and two integrated workshops of directors with senior managers. A tracking of learning and “bottom line” benefits is described together with an outline of planned initiatives for the future.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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