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  • The level of voluntary disclosure by Malaysian listed family-controlled companies

    Md Zaini, Syeliya Binti (University of Waikato, 2017)
    The purpose of this research is to develop a best practice framework of voluntary disclosure for family-controlled companies in Malaysia. This study identifies the level of voluntary disclosure by Malaysian listed ...
  • Tongan Business Obligation: Across a sea of enterprise

    Fili, Rosemarie Louise (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Dubbed as the only remaining monarchy in the South Pacific. The Kingdom of Tonga seeks to provide a unique history, tradition and culture. Economically though, Tonga comes in as one of the ‘least developed countries’ in ...
  • Community Resilience of People of Kampong Kamal Muara, North Jakarta, Indonesia

    Mayasari, Rini (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This research focuses on the resilience to flooding events of the people of Kampong Kamal Muara, in North Jakarta, Indonesia. Flooding has been a major threat in coastal cities in Indonesia. The coastal areas are considered ...
  • The Waikato Data Privacy Matrix

    Scoon, Craig (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Data privacy is an expected right of most citizens around the world, but there are many legislative challenges within boundary-less cloud computing and World Wide Web environments. Despite its importance, there is limited ...
  • Inhibitors to the Organisational Adoption of Gamification

    Jefferies, Dannette Louise (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This study looks at how organisations can use technology to engage, motivate, and reward staff by embedding game-like elements into business applications and processes through a phenomenon called gamification. Gamification ...
  • On the Matter of Kava: From the Past to the Present to the Future

    Māhina, Hūfanga ‘Ōkusitino (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Paradoxically, it is thought that people in Tonga specifically and the Moana Pacific generally walk forward (‘alu ki mu‘a) into the past (kuongamu‘a “age-in-the-front”) and, at the same timespace, walk backward (‘alu ki ...
  • The cultural classroom: The faikava as an epistemological site for teaching and learning

    Fehoko, Edmond S. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    My Masters research explored the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males who participate in the faikava (kava-drinking). The faikava is a well-known ceremonial cultural practice that in recent times ...
  • Tongan men talk when the language (talanoa) and context (faikava) are Tongan

    Vaka, Sione (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    In Tongan society, Tongan males have the authority, while Tongan females hold the senior ranks in society. Other roles and responsibilities, including father, leader, provider, protector, negotiator, communicator, mentor ...
  • Libation and sacrifice in the Samoan ‘ava ceremony

    Refiti, Albert L. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation is an analysis of Samoan oral stories connected to the ‘ava ceremony. These foundational stories have an important connection to the role blood sacrifice played in pre ‘ava and post ‘ava Samoa. Dr Refiti ...
  • My experience as a female Tongan kava drinker

    Ma’u, Ikanamoe (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explains the cultural values and social significance of faikava from a Tongan female’s perspective. Tongan woman kava use is a present although often hidden and controversial practice. Because of this, ...
  • Faikava Navigation: Space for critical discussions about identity in diaspora

    Hernandez, Daniel (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explores a broad sense of diaspora drawing from both Mayan and Tongan concepts of time and space to explore these experiences. Additionally, Lucky Dube's song, The Other Side, is used as a framework for ...
  • Kava Haus Ltd: Distributor of innovative kava products

    Hau, Koloa (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Koloa Hau presents on why and how Kava Haus Ltd was created, where he see opportunities in the marketplace and the challenges ahead. The presentation also showcases current kava products from overseas manufacturers that ...
  • Translating MDG 3: Gender, Empowerment and the Adolescent Girl in Maharashtra, India

    Nandedkar, Lalitgauri (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This thesis is an exploration of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3, tracing its path from a global aspiration to its translation into a developing world context. Adopted in 2001 by the United Nations, the eight MDGs ...
  • Inflation and Macroeconomic Effects of Inflation Targeting in Asia: Time-Series and Cross-Country Analysis

    Valera, Harold Glenn A. (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Controlling inflation is important. The 2008-2009 global financial crisis created new concerns about the macroeconomic effects of inflation targeting. A key issue for many central banks in recent years has been that inflation ...
  • Restoring freshwater quality: an integrated environmental, economic and ecosystem services assessment of reducing nutrient loads to Lake Rotorua

    Mueller, Hannah (University of Waikato, 2017)
    The management of freshwater resources is a global concern as anthropogenic pressures on these resources have intensified. A decline in the quantity and quality of freshwater urgently requires concerted restoration actions ...
  • Distributed Operating Systems on Wireless Sensor Networks

    Hunkin, Paul Wade (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This thesis proposes the use of traditional distributed operating system and distributed systems techniques that are adapted and applied to the wireless sensor network domain. These techniques are applied to the creation ...
  • Lorelei and the beautiful Lau: The portrayal of water nymphs in seminal works of 19th century German literature

    Lawrie, Bianca Simone (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This thesis focuses on Lorelei and the beautiful Lau in its analysis of the portrayal of women in 19th century works of German literature with regards to water, love and death. It explores theories around the origins of a ...
  • Testing Macromolecular Rate Theory

    Kraakman, Kirsty Leigh (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Enzymatic rate increase with respect to temperature has widely been described by transition-state theory. The experimentally observed rate decline above an optimum temperature (Tₒₚₜ) for enzymes has previously been attributed ...
  • Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour

    Ellis, Joanne; Clark, Dana; Hewitt, Judi E.; Taiapa, Caine; Sinner, Jim; Patterson, Murray; Hardy, Derrylea; Park, Stephen; Gardner, Bruce; Morrison, Alice; Culliford, David; Battershill, Christopher N.; Hancock, Nicole; Hale, Lydia; Asher, Rod; Gower, Fiona; Brown, Erin; McCallion, Aaron (Cawthron Institute, 2017)
    This report summarises the results of biological and physical data collected from a broad scale intertidal survey of Tauranga Harbour conducted between December 2011 and February 2012. The survey was designed to understand ...
  • The role of values in destination decision-making: The Indian travel market

    Dassanayake, Dassanayake Mudiyanselage Chaminda (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Destination decision-making has gained considerable attention in the field of tourism research because it relates directly to the destination selection behaviours of tourists, and thus to formulating and implementing ...