• D5

      Simeti, Clinton (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      D5 is a 3D animation set in a virtual world occupied by the central character, “Ben_1167”, a digital copy of a person created from databased information involved in the application and subsequent use of a credit card. The ...
    • Daily analysis of institutional and individual trading and stock returns: evidence from China

      Lai, Qiang (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This dissertation examines the impact of institutional (and individual) trading on stock prices in China. Previous literature suggests three alternative hypotheses for this impact: price pressure, informed trading, and ...
    • Daily Value-at-Risk models at financial crisis period: evidence in Australia

      Zhang, Bo (Vivienne) (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Over the past decades portfolio and risk management techniques had adapted to increasingly complex financial instrument. Within the different forms of financial risk measurement tools, Value at Risk (VAR) which provides ...
    • Dance and stillness: a phenomenological hermeneutic inquiry into the experience of stillness: presented through the medium of dance performance and written exegesis

      De Leon, Jennifer (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores the subject of stillness: specifically the stillness that occurs in the midst of movement, turbulence or chaos. It is found in the midst of movement and can also be conceived as that which frames, or ...
    • Dance costumes: A new perception

      Fadhli, Bambi (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis of practice based research is divided into 80% practical work presented in a theatrical atmosphere and 20% exegesis. It examines contemporary dance costumes from a new perception. The work revolves around an ...
    • Darkness Within

      Pitigaisorn, Panisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Darkness Underneath is an exegesis accompanying my creative thesis, Darkness Within, a young adult novel about a group of people going through major life changes following the death of Violet, a young woman who committed ...
    • Data and Process Modelling: Investigating the Gap Between Education and Industry Expectations in New Zealand

      Taneja, Vandana (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      System Analysis and Design is a core course that is normally taught in the second year of the undergraduate Information System/Information Technology/Computing curriculum. It is an essential course that prepares students ...
    • Data format for RFID Data using a Data-on-Tag approach

      Pais, Sarita (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      RFID tags can store more than just a tag ID. Data on an RFID tag can be updated through local processing. This is in contrast to the EPC global standard of data-on-network. In order to illustrate this concept of data-on-tag, ...
    • Data mining log file streams for the detection of anomalies

      Green, Brian (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Log files play an important part in the day to day running of many systems and services, allowing administrators and other users to gain insights into operational, performance or even security issues but it is now impractical ...
    • The dawn of new age tourism: An analysis of Aotearoa

      Pernecky, Tomas (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis studies New Age tourism and New Age tourists in New Zealand. In order to better understand this phenomenon, the research reviews literature pertaining to spirituality, religious tourism, pilgrimage and sacred ...
    • (De)constructing Tongan Creativity: a Talanoa about Walking in Two Worlds

      Tupou, Janet Fatafehi Lupe 'O Talau (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The growing number of Tongan creators searching for a place of belonging and acceptance between the two worlds Tonga and Aotearoa New Zealand has contributed to cultural spaces shifting in terms of identity negotiation, ...
    • Dealing with complexity: elaboration of a suitable information system development at AUT Business School using soft systems methodology

      Arz, Hans-Jürgen (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      As a result of an initial assessment of Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) application for accreditation to AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), one of the single most ...
    • Dear diary: an investigation of emotionally engaging computer-game narratives

      Wang, Hengbo (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Beginning with an analysis of design principles utilised in the computer-game medium in relation to its interactive nature as well as other storytelling disciplines, this project aims to investigate how emotional narrative ...
    • Death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness and the existential psychotherapy of Irvin D. Yalom

      Berry-Smith, Stephen Frederick (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This dissertation examines the work of existential psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom. Yalom is acknowledged and respected globally for his contributions to contemporary psychotherapy; both for his theoretical understanding ...
    • Debt sources: Empirical determinants and their impact on corporate financial policies

      Ho, Cam Tu (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Different debt sources have different characteristics, which can have different impact on various corporate financial policies. Understanding a firm’s choice of debt sources and how this choice affects the firm’s value ...
    • Deciding what belongs: how psychotherapists in Aotearoa New Zealand attend to religion and/or spirituality

      Florence, Helen Jane (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Since the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, declared religion to be an illusory refuge for those who could not face the realities of existence, the relationship between psychotherapy and religion and/or spirituality ...
    • Decision support system modelling in perishable product industry

      Wei-Chi, Jia Bin (Tony) (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Research reports on the benefits of information systems in the perishable goods industry are few in number. The potential for effective information management in better control, supply, storage and distribution, and to ...
    • Decision to commit digital piracy: the role of emotions and virtues

      Herjanto, Halimin (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Due to the increasingly negative impact of global digital piracy worldwide, there is strong enthusiasm among scholars and business practitioners to find a solution to this phenomenon. Most research on digital piracy behaviour ...
    • Deconstructing Light

      Fraser, Sandra Jan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This collection of poems, Deconstructing Light, is a poetic memoir, an exploration of my changing relationship with the science of light and certain associated technologies (the camera the telescope and screen)
The significant ...
    • Deconstructing workplace conflict resolution

      Harris, Andrew (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of life. Conflict becomes a problem in organisations when excessive levels of destructive conflict occur. Problematic levels of workplace conflict occur in approximately 10% of ...