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    • 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 ...
    • Currency Denomination Decision and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Global Bonds 

      Han, Bo
      This paper studies the currency choice of government and public agency borrowers when they issue bonds in the international market. In particular, by constructing a comprehensive sample of global bonds issued by these ...
    • When Do Firms Risk Shift? Evidence from Venture Capital 

      Denes, Matthew R
      This paper studies the agency costs of debt and the role of risk shifting as firms face financial distress. The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program is a novel setting to evaluate the importance of these costs. ...
    • Understanding Online Two-sided Market: An Empirical Perspective 

      Zheng, Jinyang
      This dissertation provides a comprehensive investigation of online two-sided markets from empirical perspective. The four essays included propose research questions from four different angles and answer those questions by ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reducing Underreporting by Aggregating Budgeted Time 

      Ikuta, Kimberly Midori
      Underreporting, or reporting fewer hours than actually worked, is a prevalent behavior among auditors at all levels. Underreporting can result in negative consequences such as tight budgets and reductions in future audit ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Implications of Disclosing Order Backlog 

      Toynbee, Sara Marie
      Features of the requirement to disclose order backlog raise questions about the usefulness of these disclosures in practice. Despite these concerns, I provide evidence that disclosing the dollar amount of order backlog in ...
    • When are they more likely to listen? An investigation on managerial response to voice 

      Li, Junchao
      In this dissertation, I investigate the factors underlying managerial response to voice with three papers. Chapter One reviews the literature on managerial response to voice and provides a general introduction of my three ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Role of Political Ideology in Corporate Governance 

      Park, Uisung David
      This dissertation examines how beliefs and values held by members of a board of directors can influence the decisions and actions they take in the board. I have adopted theories found in political ideology literature in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Do two Libor reforms reduce the effect of incentives on submitted rates? 

      Baesler, Wendy
      Libor is a set of survey-based reference interest rates for an estimated $350 trillion in financial instruments. In 2013, administrators adopted several reforms designed to improve Libor. Two key reforms were (1) eliminate ...
    • 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 ...
    • Production planning, pricing and market coordination for news vendor problem with price dependent demand 

      Sharifani, Mohsen
      Randomness is a common and yet quite an expensive challenge that every manufacturing and marketing system faces. In this research we focus on products for which the malfunction likelihood of the production outputs are not ...
    • Is the risk of product market predation a cost of disclosure? 

      Bernard, Darren
      Competitors engage in product market predation when they lower prices or increase expenditures on non-price competition with the goal of forcing a rival to exit. This study provides evidence consistent with the hypothesis ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...