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    Austin, Michael (Pacific Spaces and Sacred Buildings Fono #1: Interstices Under Construction Symposium, 2013)
    Recently there has been a renewed interest in Karl Popper’s The Open Society, written during the Second World War in Christchurch. Popper also wrote another major book The Poverty of Historicism, which has been much debated. ...
  • Murphy, Chris; Smith, Brendan (2013 Untec Research Symposium, 2013)
    This research presentation will examine the effectiveness of two educational initiatives carried out in Semester 1 2013 within the Unitec Department of Architecture. 1. Embedding the librarian in the Design Communication ...
  • Mitrovic, Branko (History and Theory, 2009)
    The dominant view of twentieth century analytic philosophy has been that all thinking is always in a language; that languages are vehicles of thought. In recent decades, however, the opposite view, that languages merely ...
  • Mitrovic, Branko (The Importance of Learning: Liberal Education and Scholarship Perspective Conference, 2013)
    All architecture schools teach architectural history. Courses in architectural history are the required parts of curricula that an architecture programme must have in order to be accredited by the Commonwealth Association ...
  • Hao, Gloria (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    Increasing major environmental pollution incidents in China have turned public attention to corporate social responsibility and environmental accountability. Pollution has been a major problem in China. The lack of corporate ...
  • Ayling, Diana; Finlayson, Patricia (Australasian Law Teachers Association Annual Conference, 2013)
    Lyman Johnson explained the tenuous relationship between business people and the law in his paper, Corporate Law Teachers as Gatekeepers (2009). He draws upon the work of Milton Friedman explaining that ‘executives must ...
  • Buranavityawut, Nonthipoth (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    Using New Zealand market data, this paper provides additional evidence to support recent studies that investor sentiment moves stock prices and, in turn, influences expected returns. It also adds to a number of previous ...
  • Cheng, Alvin; Yong, Sue (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    New Zealand is an interesting country to study capital gains tax (CGT) as it is one of the few OECD countries at present that does not have a formalised capital gains tax. Despite international and political pressures to ...
  • Cassidy, Julie; Cheng, Alvin; Yong, Sue (Australasian Tax Teachers Association Conference., 2013)
    Unlike most OECD countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, New Zealand has never implemented a realisation based capital gains tax (‘CGT’). Coupled with the fact that the New Zealand judiciary has steadfastly ...
  • Dassanayake, Wajira; Li, Xiaoming; Buhr, Klaus (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    This study investigates the price discovery of selected cross-listed stocks on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX). It examines prices and exchange rates over the period 1st January ...
  • Cheng, Alvin; Hart, Carol (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    This study examines students' perceptions of the use of an online accounting eworkbook as part of the blended learning approach in financial accounting. Students in an intermediate financial accounting course were given ...
  • Rainsbury, Liz; Hart, Carol; Malthus, Sue (Accounting and Finance Conference,, 2013)
    This study examines the motivation for the increased reporting of non-GAAP earnings (NGE) by New Zealand companies following the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The study contributes to the ...
  • Rainsbury, Liz; Malcolm, Pam; Hart, Carol (Auckland Region Accounting Conference, 2013)
    This study examines the composition of the councils of New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics prior to and subsequent to passing of the Polytechnics Education Amendment Act (PEAA). The Act reduced the size ...
  • Keesing-Styles, Linda; Ayres, Robert; Nash, Simon (The place of learning and Teaching. 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference., 2013)
    This presentation reports on research into a whole of institution curriculum renewal project in a New Zealand tertiary institution. The project - influenced by the work of writers including Barnett (2000), Doll (2002) and ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; McMeel, Dermott; Wilkinson, Suzanne (CIB W78 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, 2013)
    The increasing uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is contributing to pressures and changes in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, which require adjustments and adaptation in the roles ...
  • Fuemana, Jonson; Puolitaival, Taija; Davies, Kathryn (21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction – IGLC 21, 2013)
    Productivity of New Zealand’s construction sector is declining compared with other countries and with most other sectors of the New Zealand economy. In response, the New Zealand government has set a target to lift construction ...
  • Baker, C.; Davies, Kathryn (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    Although in the past there have been various pathways into the Quantity Surveying profession in New Zealand, the most common route currently is through a Diploma or Degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Economics. ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Prigg, Chris (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    Within Unitec Institute of Technology, the Department of Construction is currently planning the introduction of mandatory use of laptops or other mobile devices within the Bachelor of Construction programme. This paper ...
  • Holmes, Bartt; Kestle, Linda (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    A large NZ construction company was engaged to effect repairs on 100,000 homes in Christchurch from 2011 till 2015, following the 2010 and 2011 major earthquakes. Three years on, thousands of homeowners are still waiting ...
  • Yee, Nigel; Potgieter, Paul; Liggett, Stephen (Research Notes in Information Science, 2013)
    Near infrared analysis is a tool used for non-destructive determination of material properties and the potato crisp production sector has been using the technique for determination of moisture content however near infrared ...

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