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The Effects of Punishment on Observers: A Model and Empirical Demonstration
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 to avoid punishment. Recent research has placed more importance on the idea that punishment is a social ...
Organizational Genealogy: Boundaries and Extensions of the Biological Metaphor
Management scholars have long sought to understand the genesis of core strategies and practices that are selected at the formation of new entrepreneurial ventures. Past work has drawn from the biological sciences, invoking genealogy in an effort to better define the legacy benefits passed from parent firms to their associated ...
Marketing Expenses, Brand Equity, and a Firm's Financial Value
This dissertation examines the marketing-finance interface by interpreting strategic activities and brand equity in finance language. The first study focuses on the extent to which central brand equity dimensions (Differentiation, Relevance, Esteem, Knowledge, and Energy) influence downside risk, upside risk, and the ...
An Investment-based Explanation for the Post-merger Underperformance Puzzle
Extant evidence of acquirers' post-merger underperformance is often viewed as support for the behavioral theory of mergers that investors overvalue acquirers during the pre-acquisition period. Motivated by recent developments in asset pricing, which show that firms' expected returns and investment rates are negatively related, ...
How Shareholder Accusations of Managerial Misconduct Affect Sell-side Analysts
In this paper, I examine how the firm's information environment changes after an accusation of managerial misconduct associated with management disclosure. Filing a security class action lawsuit under SEC Rule 10(b)-5 is the primary mechanism that shareholders have to formally accuse management of intentionally misrepresenting ...
Two Faces of a Control Freak: Decomposing Authoritarian Leadership and its Effects on Work Unit Effectiveness
Decomposing authoritarian leadership into two essential elements - authoritarian decision making and authoritarian decision implementation, this dissertation focuses on disentangling the relationship between authoritarian leadership and work unit effectiveness, the relationship that has confused leadership researchers for ...
Feedback and Firm Value
This essay analyzes the potential real economic effects of a feedback mechanism on firms' real investment and financing policies. Using a matched sample method with option-listed firms between 1973 and 2009, I document some evidence consistent with the presence of the feedback effect described in Goldstein and Geumbel (2008).
A Time for Cognitive Change: The Reappraisal of Anger, Interpersonal Injustice, and Counterproductive Work Behaviors
This dissertation looks to the emotional regulation literature, specifically the cognitive change stage (i.e. reappraisal) of Gross's (1998) process model of emotional regulation, to help employees adaptively regulate their justice perceptions. Thus, the focus of this dissertation is to explore the influence of reappraisal ...
Venture Capital Directors, Earnings Manipulation, & Firm Performance
The accounting system allows for flexibility in how earnings are presented, and this flexibility is susceptible to the incentives for managers and controlling stakeholders. Venture Capital (VC) firms have competing incentives when it comes to bringing portfolio firms public at an initial public offering (IPO), and the power ...
The New Era of Electronic Commerce: Mobile Commerce, Electronic Book Market and Novel Online Retail Strategies
This dissertation examines three subareas of modern electronic commerce--the mobile app market, the electronic book market, and the online retail market--each of which is presented in a separate essay. Essay 1 focuses on how consumer rating behavior, i.e., how consumers give and evaluate ratings, influences the mobile app ...