Weaver, M., Tan, H., Crossan, K. & Paxton, S. (2016). Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM. In Proceedings of OR58, Annual Operations Research Conference
This session presents three system conceptual models that have been brought to action as a result of an SSM study with the Voluntary Action Fund (a Scottish grant-maker). VAF ...
Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & Weaver, M. (2015). A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland. In 27th European Conference on Operational Research - Programme HandbookISBN tbc
The session aims to present a conceptual model of the governance issues in connecting and aligning the CSR activities of Scottish Businesses and the real and emerging needs in...
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., Tan, H., & Paxton, S. (2017). A Systems Approach to Understanding the Perspectives in the Changing Landscape of Responsible Business in Scotland. European Journal of Operational Research, doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.11.050. ISSN 0377-2217
The purpose of this paper is to present an application of
community O.R. (COR), using soft system methodology (SSM) to help a grant-maker to understand how to unlock and relea...
The aim of this study is to understand how governance is interpreted and praticed in the SME sector in Scotand. A number of interview will be conducted to try and more fully understand the role that ...
18 February 2016
18 February 2016
The Responsible Business Forum provides an opportunity to share good practice and get behind the Scottish Government Business Pledge. It’s only when we work together and forge...
Ross, A. G., Adams, J., & Crossan, K. (2015). Entrepreneurship and the spatial context: A panel data study into regional determinants of small growing firms in Scotland. Local Economy, 30(6), (672-688). doi:10.1177/0269094215600135. ISSN 0269-0942
Entrepreneurship is widely recognised as a key determinant of economic growth, regional prosperity
and sustainable development. Using a panel model with data from the value ad...
Ross, A. G., & Crossan, K. (2012). A review of the influence of corporate governance on the banking crises in the United Kingdom and Germany. Corporate governance : the international journal of business in society, 12(2), (215-225). doi:10.1108/14720701211214098. ISSN 1472-0701
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of corporate governance structures in the UK and Germany addressing the extent to which corporate governance stru...
Ross, A. G., Crossan, K., & Juleff, L. (2012). How accurate are VAT registrations as a measure of entrepreneurship?: A spatial analysis of Scotland and its regions. Local Economy, 27(3), (279-296). doi:10.1177/0269094211434476. ISSN 0269-0942
Comparing VAT registration data with Scottish Clearing Bank Statistics on new start-up activity
we assess the extent to which VATregistration data reflect the general level of...
Crossan, K. (2010). The effects of a seperation of ownership from control on UK listed firms: an empirical analysis. Managerial and Decision Economics. 32, 293-304. doi:10.1002/mde.1535. ISSN 0143-6570
There has been a wide‐ranging debate concerning the effects of the separation of
management and ownership of large firms. Given recent issues concerning corporate
Crossan, K. (2009). The Theory of the Firm and Corporate Governance. Lambert Academic Publishing
In order to test the theory of the firm and alternative theories of firm behaviour, primary data was collected from 310 managers of UK-based firms. This primary data was then ...
Crossan, K. (2008). Key corporate governance indicators and their relation to the decision to profit maximize. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. 21. ISSN 0260-1079
Crossan, K. (2006). The theory of the firm and corporate governance: an empirical analysis. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. 18. ISSN 0260-1079
Crossan, K. (2004). Theories of the firm and alternative theories of firm behaviour: a critique. International Journal of Applied Institutional Governance. 1
The aim of this paper is to review the theoretical and quantitative literature which underpins the Theory of the Firm and alternative theories of firm behaviour.
In the first...
Crossan, K. & Lange, T. (2005). Business as usual? ambitions of profit maximisation and the thoery of the firm. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. 17, 313-326
Crossan, K. (2004). A test of the validity of the Theory of the Firm. International Journal of Applied Institutional Governance. 1
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & McCallum, L. (2017, September). Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities. Paper presented at OR59 - The Annual Operational Research Society Conference, Loughborough University, UK
The presentation provides examples on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value. The examples ...
Weaver, M., Tan, H., Crossan, K. & Paxton, S. (2016). Cultivating Responsible Business in Scotland through the lens of the Scottish Business Pledge. Edinburgh: Voluntary Action Fund as part of the Responsible Business Forum