• "Back on your feet in no time": measuring the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospital stay 

      Watson, Gillian Isobel (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Aim The main aim of this study was to describe the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospitalisation at Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand. The secondary aims were to explore associations between ...
    • Backpackers: the next generation? 

      Markward, Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      New Zealand has a well-established network of accommodations, transportation, and visitor activities developed specifically for backpackers. These tourists account for almost ten percent of the country’s international ...
    • Bad Faith: the road to denouement in a short film 

      Cham, Kit Ming Victor (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project is about storytelling. It explores the potential of narrative by applying Jean Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith (1969) to an animated short film. The work employs a linear narrative that is played out inside ...
    • Bakara Kisses 

      Bimo, Norman Ario (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Bakara Kisses (working title) is a fictional town in Java, Indonesia, that is the 1997 setting for a story of a ‘rite of passage’ - involving youths from three contrasting social realities - in the final year of President ...
    • Balancing recognition and disrespect: recovery as the process of identity formation: a New Zealand study of how services shape recovery from sexual abuse 

      Frerichs, Gudrun (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This study explored how the recovery of victims of sexual abuse is shaped by services available. Using the philosophical underpinnings of critical theory within the framework of Honneth's recognition theory this study ...
    • Balancing the desirable with the feasible: a study of how marketing and operations need to work together to ensure that branding promises can be delivered in practice. 

      Robertson, Catherine Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The concept of student as customer and marrying the concept of treating the student as a customer whilst delivering tertiary education which is both effective and rigorous is an issue which is currently being strongly ...
    • Balancing work and life among students 

      Ang, Tania (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The importance of work-life balance has been gaining ground in recent years to capture a wider range of groups, including students combining full-time study with part-time employment. Finding a balance can be complex and ...
    • Baling Hou: a photographic exploration of the Chinese post-80s generation in the urban cities of China 

      Liu, Diya (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to create a body of photographic work that explores the characteristics of the Baling Hou [八零后] and their life in urban China. Baling Hou refers to the generation born in the 1980s ...
    • Banking cost efficiency in China: an ownership and time series comparison 

      Sun, Maoyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This paper examines the ownership effect on Chinese banking cost efficiency over the period of 1998-2005. After controlling for loan quality, liquidity, capitalization and output mix, the empirical results suggest that ...
    • Banknote Recognition in Real Time Using ANN 

      Ren, Yueqiu (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Financial institutions have adopted various automated banking systems using currency recognition as their main activity, which makes automated currency recognition of significant interest. However, after the review of the ...
    • Barriers and attractors for Māori in tertiary education 

      Hayward, Dominique (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Māori are under-represented across all levels of education in New Zealand. Although this trend has improved over time, a gap remains between tertiary education and Māori participation rates. One question is whether ...
    • Barriers to strategy implementation: a case study of Air New Zealand 

      Tan, Yii T (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The ability to implement strategies successfully is important to any organisation. Despite the importance of the implementation process within strategic management, this is an area of study often overshadowed by a focus ...
    • BDSM and Helpseeking: An Exploratory Qualitative Survey 

      Hamer, Walter John (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Background: Awareness of the subculture of BDSM has grown considerably in recent years, particularly through media and fictional depictions of BDSM. Societal responses to BDSM have ranged from vilifying, to pathologising, ...
    • Beach burial of cetaceans: implications for conservation, and public health and safety 

      Bui, Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Every year hundreds of cetaceans strand on New Zealand beaches. Options for dealing with disposal of their carcasses are few, creating significant problems for the Department of Conservation (DOC). More often than not their ...
    • Becoming – Pakeha: questioning the use of native birds in representation as a means of exploring New Zealand post-settler identity in visual art 

      Wilkin-Slaney, Katherine (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The depiction of birds by artists such as Don Binney, Bill Hammond, Michael Parekowhai and Grant Whibley has served as metaphors in the conceptual systems of post-settler New Zealanders’ expression of identity. This project ...
    • Bed of Sloth 

      Moore, Dave (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This submission is a thesis in two parts. The first is the third full draft of a creative work in Social Realist (SR) novel form entitled Bed of Sloth developed during the Master of Creative Writing (MCW) programme 2016. ...
    • Behavioural heterogeneity in ASX 200 

      Chen, Gary (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This dissertation works on dynamic asset pricing with heterogeneous agents. The heterogeneous agent model assumes that public information is available to all investors and agents. However, the agents or the investors form ...
    • Being and thing become space[s] 

      Kim, June (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research explores notions of embodiment and aesthetics of interaction within the context of the construction of meaning for interactive art. While investigating notions of the construction of meaning, this research ...
    • Being constrained and enabled: a study of pre-registration nursing students ethical practice 

      Johns, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This study uncovers the experience of being ethical from the perspective of pre-registration nursing students. Using the qualitative methodology of phenomenology, specifically that outlined by van Manen, it seeks to show ...
    • Being entrepreneurial in the transitional Indonesian economy 

      Lock, Rob (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This thesis makes a contribution to a comprehensive theory on entrepreneuring. It develops and illustrates the concept of ‘being entrepreneurial’ with reference to innovative ventures in politics, business and the military ...