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Essays on Adoption and Diffusion of New Technology in Supply Chains
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 suggests that some firms have a great amount of uncertainty in estimating the benefits of its adoption. ...
Two Essays on Payout Policy: Strategic Interaction Effects and Union Effects
Previous literature on payout policy has focused on the effects of firm-level characteristics on firms' dividend payouts or stock repurchases. My dissertation investigates whether industry characteristics affect these payout decisions. The first chapter focuses on effects of strategic interaction between firms in product ...
A Unified Theory of Consumer Response to Self-Concept Threat
This dissertation comprises three chapters. Chapter one is designed to stand alone as a conceptual framework and literature review prepared for submission to an edited volume. This chapter presents a unifying model of self-concept threat. Through the integration of extant literature and the adaptation of a novel theoretical ...
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 ...
Multichannel Marketing and Hidden Markov Models
Understanding how customers' channel preferences evolve is crucial to firms in managing multiple channels effectively. This dissertation examines the underlying influences which cause customers to migrate over time into different unobservable experience states with higher propensity to purchase in a specific channel. I apply ...
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 ...
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).
Identity and Resource Mobilization in New Ventures: A Model of Venture Identification
This research adopts an identity perspective in examining the mobilization of resources for new ventures. The proposed conceptual model integrates organizational identity theory and individual identity theory to outline how the identity of an individual resource provider interacts with the identity of a new venture in the ...