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    • Applications of Operations Management in Emerging Technologies 

      Arbabian, MohammadEbrahim
      The question of how to match supply and demand, in a supply chain, is crucial because it significantly affects the supply chain's cost management. Therefore, to adopt new technologies, supply chain owners should update ...
    • Audit Committee Expertise: An Examination of the Post-SOX Era 

      Szerwo, Brandon
      I examine whether accounting experts on the audit committee outperform other financial experts in monitoring financial reporting in the post-SOX era. SOX changed both the audit committee composition and financial reporting ...
    • Community-Based Financing: Entrepreneurial Resource Acquisition in the Age of Disintermediation 

      Murray, Alexander Michael
      Theories of resource acquisition generated by observing how early-stage ventures attain financial capital from professional investors may not apply to increasingly prevalent online financing settings such as crowdfunding, ...
    • Corporate Social Media: How Two-Way Disclosure Channels Influence Investors 

      Cade, Nicole Linita
      I examine how a firm’s engagement with individuals on social media affects the firm’s reputation and its attractiveness as an investment. I focus on a case in which a Twitter user criticizes an application of managerial ...
    • (Debt) Overhang: Evidence from Resource Extraction 

      Wittry, Michael David
      I study the empirical importance of debt overhang using a unique dataset on resource extraction firms, which provides ex ante measures of investment opportunities and important variation in the terms of a firm's obligations. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effects of Social Context and Linguistic Formality in Consumer Behavior: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Investigation 

      Cao, Edita Sofia
      This dissertation is a two-fold examination of the persuasiveness of language formality in brand communication. The first section reviews the extant literature on language formality, organizes a framework of how persuasiveness ...
    • 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 Economics of Online Platforms 

      Doosti, Shahryar
      In this dissertation, I study the economics of online platforms. I explore economic consequences of the interaction between firms and users through online platforms. I investigate three aspects of such interactions through ...
    • 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 Equity Duration and Default Risk 

      Alagarsamy, Kothai Priyadharshini
      This dissertation investigates the cross-sectional implications of equity duration, the weighted average time for shareholders to receive cash-flows from a firm in which weights are the ratio of the firm's discounted future ...
    • Essays on Gamified Online Platforms 

      Ghahestani Bojd, Behnaz
      Gamified online platforms use game design elements in non-game contexts to increase users' engagement and improve their performance outcomes. In this dissertation, using data from two gamified online platforms, I study the ...
    • 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 Structure and Corporate Policies 

      Chen, Alvin
      These essays explore the connection between the structure of information and corporate policies. The first essay, "Firm Performance Pay as Insurance for Workers," studies a setting in which non-executive workers compete ...
    • 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 Similarities Between Executives and Investors 

      Cheong, Harvey
      The first chapter of my dissertation examines the effect of similarity in personal characteristics between start-up executives and investor principals on whether the start-up obtains funding from the investor, as well as ...
    • ESSAYS ON STIGMA AND MORALITY IN HEALTH PERSUASION 

      Achar, Chethana S
      As my doctoral dissertation, I report theoretical development and hypotheses testing in two essays that delve into the psychology of stigma in health messaging and consumption. Across two essays, I examine the nature of ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Digital Markets 

      RHEE, KYUNG SUN
      This dissertation provides a comprehensive investigation of the IT economy in the digital market by examining user behaviors and institutions’ strategies. The essays include research questions from two different dynamic ...
    • 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 ...