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    • The Effect of Passive Investment on a Firm’s Information Environment 

      Shonka, Sarah Elizabeth
      Passive investment strategies (i.e., indexing) have grown substantially over the past twenty years to over $3 trillion in assets, but there is little empirical evidence on the effect of indexers on a firm’s information ...
    • The Effects of Punishment on Observers: A Model and Empirical Demonstration 

      Peterson, Jeffrey Glen (2012-09-13)
      Punishment is an unpleasant but necessary part of organizational life. Common wisdom suggests that punishing employees for undesirable behaviors is not as effective as rewarding them for desirable behaviors, leading managers ...
    • The effects of securitization on consumer mortgage financing costs 

      Todd, Steven, 1961- (1997)
      Although previous studies have found that securitization reduces primary mortgage rates by 30 basis points or more, I find these benefits disappear when fixed and adjustable rate spreads are unbundled and measured separately. ...
    • Effects of Temporal Self-Comparisons on the Pursuit of Improvement 

      Dagogo-Jack, Sokiente Watariye
      This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter one reviews the current state of knowledge on temporal self-comparisons and distills different theories and findings into three key principles that can guide future ...
    • Ego Depletion and Behavioral Ethics 

      Yam, Kai Chi
      In this dissertation, I examine ego depletion’s effects on ethical decision making. Chapter One first provides a brief introduction and a coherent framework of my work in the area of ego depletion and behavioral ethics. ...
    • Employee stock ownership incentives and contracting efficiency: with evidence from employee stock ownership plan adopters 

      Daley, John Peter (1999)
      This dissertation develops a microeconomic rationale for the use of broad-based stock incentives in the presence of a central monitor. I show that the ability of stock to align owner and employee interests is a function ...
    • Essays on Adoption and Diffusion of New Technology in Supply Chains 

      Choi, Daeheon (2013-02-25)
      Over the past decades, network technologies across supply chains have been introduced and promoted with the premised benefits for all participants. However industry experience with an adoption process of some technology ...
    • Essays on Corporate Governance and Asset Pricing 

      Kalodimos, Jonathan Anthony
      The first chapter of my thesis examines the effect of corporate governance on performance using nonprofit hospitals as an economic environment with muted external governance mechanisms and patient survival of a heart attack ...
    • Essays on Entrepreneurship and Founder Pre-entry Knowledge 

      Lahiri, Amrita
      This dissertation research extends our understanding of the ways in which founder pre-entry knowledge influences the evolution and performance of start-ups in technologically intensive industries. In the first chapter, I ...
    • Essays on Healthcare Payments and Operations 

      Nassiri, Shima
      A common objective of my dissertation is to use analytical and empirical models to understand the impact of current healthcare policies on outcomes for stakeholders, cost containment, quality of care, and efficiency of the ...
    • Essays on Information Diffusion and Stock Markets 

      Burt, Aaron P.
      My dissertation is a compilation of three separate research studies that explore how information diffuses in financial markets. The first chapter examines how non-uniform information diffusion through distinct networks ...
    • Essays on Intellectual Property Rights 

      Chari, Mukund
      This dissertation examines imperfections in how intellectual property rights are granted to inventions, as well as how a new organizational form, the Patent Assertion Entity, influences patenting and inventive activity. ...
    • Essays on Omnichannel Sale 

      Jalilipour Alishah, Elnaz
      In this dissertation, we study three problems related to omnichannel sale. In the first two chapters, we study omnichannel fulfillment where a retailer can use either the online or the offline channel to back up the other ...
    • Essays on optimal bidding strategies in sponsored search advertising auctions 

      Chatterjee, Prabirendra (2013-11-14)
      In this dissertation, I model generalized second price (GSP) auction for keyword search to analyze the optimal bidding strategies of the participating advertisers. The results also apply to a more general setting where ...
    • Essays on Personal Bankruptcy Law and Small Business Financing 

      Hackney, John
      In the first chapter of my dissertation I ask whether and how debtor protection affects aggregate small business credit quantity. Using comprehensive data on the number and amount of small business loans granted by commercial ...
    • Essays on Social Media Fundraising and E-Commerce 

      Tan, Xue
      This dissertation has two components: social media fundraising and e-commerce. The first component of social media fundraising discusses social media users’ charitable content generation in essay 1 and charitable giving ...
    • Essays on the Empirical Analysis in Seller Behavior in Online Marketplace 

      Sun, Haoyan
      In this dissertation, I examine problems that related to the phenomena of online marketplace. I specifically study how different forms of digital communications affect consumers and how online sellers can strategically ...
    • Essays on the Issue of Piracy in the Market of Information Goods 

      Kim, Antino
      Copyright infringement in markets of information goods---commonly known as piracy---has remained amongst the top concerns for the manufacturers as well as for governments around the world. There exists an extensive body ...
    • Evaluating stochastic discount factors from term structure models 

      Farnsworth, Heber K., 1968- (1997)
      This paper introduces a new approach to testing continuous time models which can be applied to almost any pricing model and does not rely on the pricing equation having a closed form solution. It also allows use of more ...
    • An Examination of Ambivalence: When Cognitive Conflicts Can Help Individuals Overcome Cognitive Traps 

      Guarana, Cristiano Levi O.
      Ambivalence has become a common psychological state in organizations. Although most of the literature on ambivalence has focused on its dysfunctional outcomes associated with defensive and coping mechanisms, this dissertation ...