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  • An object repository model for the storage of spatial metadata 

    Cockcroft, Sophie
    The design of spatial information systems has traditionally been carried out independently of mainstream database developments. It is contended that the adoption of mainstream database design techniques is important to ...
  • The occupational distribution of Maori 1997-2000 

    Sutherland, Hilary J; Alexander, W Robert J
    We focus on one aspect of labour market discrimination in New Zealand, namely occupational segregation. Using unit record data from Statistics New Zealand’s 1997 to 2000 Income Surveys and controlling for productivity ...
  • Oil Prices, Exchange Rates and Emerging Stock Markets 

    Basher, Syed Abul; Haug, Alfred A.; Sadorsky, Perry
    While two different streams of literature exist investigating 1) the relationship between oil prices and emerging market stock prices and 2) oil prices and exchange rates, relatively little is known about the relationship ...
  • On marine reserves: rents, resilience and ‘Rules of thumb’ 

    Grafton, R Quentin; Van Ha, Pham; Kompas, Tom
    Using a bioeconomic model with two separate forms of uncertainty (a diffusion process and a jump process) a perturbation method is used to determine optimal reserve size for a harvested population with density-dependent ...
  • On Real Interest Rate Persistence: The Role of Breaks 

    Haug, Alfred
    The role of structural breaks in long spans of ex-post real interest rates for ten industrialized countries is studied. First, the persistence of the real interest is assessed with newly proposed low-frequency tests of ...
  • On the testability of BDI agent systems 

    Winikoff, Michael; Cranefield, Stephen
    Before deploying a software system we need to assure ourselves (and stake-holders) that the system will behave correctly. This assurance is usually done by testing the system. However, it is intuitively obvious that adaptive ...
  • Opal: A multi-level infrastructure for agent-oriented software development 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Carter, Daniel
    The Opal architecture for software development is described that supports the use of agent-oriented concepts at multiple levels of abstraction. At the lowest level are micro-agents, streamlined agents that can be used for ...
  • Optimal Bonus Points in the Australian Football League 

    Lenten, Liam J. A.; Winchester, Niven
    Bonus point systems are a popular tournament design feature in some sports. We consider a bonus point system for the Australian Football League (AFL). In this paper, we utilise league points as a measure of team strength ...
  • Partial ownership and cross-border mergers 

    Stähler, Frank
    Partial ownership can be used as a screening device by a foreign firm which wants to merge with a local firm whose productivity is private information. As partial ownership is confined to sharing future merger profits, it ...
  • Partner selection mechanisms for agent cooperation 

    Ebadi, Toktam; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    In a multi-agent system, a single agent may not be capable of completing complex tasks. Therefore agents are required to form a team to fulfill the task requirements. In this paper an agent model is introduced that ...
  • Perceptions of political marketing in Sweden: a comparative perspective 

    Harris, Phil; Lock, Andrew; Nievelt, Terese
    The political marketing academic literature is largely an Anglo-Saxon one, with the main European contributions coming from Ireland and the UK. Comparatively little has been written explicitly about political marketing in ...
  • Permanent and Transitory Shocks among Pacific Island Economies - Prospects for a Pacific Islands Currency Union 

    Lahari, Willie
    This paper re-kindles the debate on the feasibility of a Pacific Islands currency union in view of the recent expansion and consolidation of regional strategies and agreements such as the ‘Pacific Plan’ and the Pacific ...
  • Ph.D. Supervision as a House Divided: Implications for Policy 

    Hamlin, Robert Philip
    This article examines the pastoral and academic implications of the inductive and deductive approaches to supervision described in the working paper: ‘Ph.D. supervision, a house divided?”. The observations are based on the ...
  • Pharmaceutical patent extensions in New Zealand 1953 - 1995 

    Parker, John
    In 1994 to comply with the World Trade Organisation’s intellectual property harmonisation requirements, the New Zealand parliament introduced the Patents Amendment Act. Amongst a wide range of adjustments this legislation ...
  • Planning and matchmaking for the interoperation of information processing agents 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Diaz, Aurora; Purvis, Martin
    In today's open, distributed environments, there is an increasing need for systems to assist the interoperation of tools and information resources. This paper describes a multi-agent system, DALEKS, that supports such ...
  • Planning and matchmaking in a multi-agent system for software integration 

    Diaz, Aurora; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    Computer users employ a collection of software tools to support their day-to-day work. Often the software environment is dynamic with new tools being added as they become available and removed as they become obsolete or ...
  • Platforms for agent-oriented software 

    Nowostawski, Mariusz; Bush, Geoff; Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen
    The use of modelling abstractions to map from items in the real-world to objects in the computational domain is useful both for the effective implementation of abstract problem solutions and for the management of software ...
  • Playoff Uncertainty, Match Uncertainty and Attendance at Australian National Rugby League Matches 

    King, Nicholas; Owen, P. Dorian; Audas, Rick
    This paper develops a new simulation-based measure of playoff uncertainty and investigates its contribution to modelling match attendance compared to other variants of playoff uncertainty in the existing literature. A model ...
  • Policy leadership styles and the process of paradigmatic policy change: three propositions 

    Wallis, Joe; Dollery, Brian
    This paper formulates a theory of policy leadership based on propositions that relate to the conditions under which rival leadership coalitions engage in a contest for authority over the system-wide direction of the policy ...
  • Politics and techniques of data encryption 

    Wolfe, Henry B
    Cryptography is the art or science, depending on how you look at it, of keeping messages secure. It has been around for a couple of thousand years in various forms. The Spartan Lysander and even Caesar made use of cryptography ...