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    • Decisions and Dynamics in the Upper Echelons: Implications for Firm Governance, Strategy, and Performance 

      Cheng, Jocelin Yo-Jud (2019-05-30)
      This dissertation examines how individuals in the upper echelons of the organization – namely, the board of directors, CEO, and top management team – shape firm governance, strategy, and performance. This dissertation ...
    • Essays in Strategy and Microeconomics 

      Poliquin, Christopher W. (2018-05-21)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. In Chapter 1, I study the beneficiaries of technology adoption in the workplace. I combine worker-level wage data with information on broadband adoption by Brazilian firms to ...
    • Essays on Productivity and Innovation 

      Foroughi, Cirrus (2020-06-29)
      This dissertation explores themes surrounding digital innovation and its effects on industries and firm- and employee-level productivity. Using novel and often proprietary sources of data, I take an empirical approach to ...
    • Essays on Strategy, Geography, and Firm Performance 

      Chauvin, Jasmina (2018-05-21)
      Corporate strategy --- what activities a firm performs --- and location strategy --- where it performs them --- have mostly been studied separately. However, geographic proximity enables the exchange of goods, workers, and ...
    • Field Experiments on the Barriers Firms Face in Realizing Gains From Data 

      Kim, Hyunjin (2020-06-29)
      We are living in an age of unprecedented amounts of data. As information becomes more available and accessible, it provides new opportunities to evaluate and extend theories on how firms should – and how they do – use data ...
    • Knowledge Flows Across Firm Boundaries: Strategic Implications of Openness 

      Kim, Do Yoon (2019-05-30)
      This dissertation examines the strategic implications of opening firm boundaries. The first chapter examines how opening country borders and allowing firms to hire migrant inventors can foster innovations that are different ...
    • Knowledge Flows and IP Within and Across Firms – Economics and Machine Learning Approaches 

      Teodorescu, Mike (2018-05-23)
      Knowledge produced in a firm is a source of competitive advantage, as well as a currency which can be exchanged both inside the firm and with other firms. Patents are a key mechanism by which firms protect the new knowledge ...
    • Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Nascent Industries 

      Gao, Cheng (2018-05-23)
      This dissertation examines strategy and entrepreneurship in nascent industries. It is comprised of an introduction section and three chapters. The introduction section provides context for the dissertation and summarizes ...