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    • The Digital Commons: Tragedy or Opportunity? The Effect of Crowdsourced Digital Goods on Innovation and Economic Growth 

      Nagle, Francis (2015-05-26)
      The classic economic concept of the tragedy of the commons occurs when individuals overuse a public good, resulting in the complete depletion of the good. Comparatively, in the digital world public goods are non-rival and ...
    • Donations and Differentiation: Three Essays on Non-Profit Strategy 

      Wolfolds, Sarah (2016-05-13)
      Given increased competition with for-profit firms, the issue of the comparative advantage of non-profit organizations is renewed. While non-profits may want to differentiate themselves when faced with additional non-profit ...
    • Essays in Intellectual Property Bargaining and Trade 

      Ahn, Pyoungchan Joseph (2015-09-16)
      In this dissertation, I present three essays on the dynamics of intellectual property bargaining and trade, particularly of patents. The first essay presents a game theoretic model examining the sale of intellectual ...
    • Essays on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism 

      Shin, Sa-Pyung (2016-05-13)
      In these essays, I explore the relation between shareholder activism and corporate governance, mainly the board of directors and takeover defense measures. In the first essay, “Takeover defenses in the era of shareholder ...
    • Essays on External Context and Operating Models 

      Gupta, Budhaditya (2016-04-27)
      Effective operating models based on carefully selected resources, processes and logic allow organizations to develop the right products and services and deliver them to customers. However, there has been little investigation ...
    • Essays on Human Capital and Executive Compensation 

      Lin, Eric (2015-05-26)
      The contemporary executive career looks different from the “company man” era of post World War II. At that time, executives rose almost exclusively within a single firm, learning the business over many loyal years of ...
    • Essays on Innovation, Strategy and Competition 

      Tabakovic, Haris (2015-09-16)
      This dissertation is composed of three essays on innovation, strategy and competition. The first essay studies how entry of patent intermediaries known as "patent assertion entities" (PAEs) impacts behavior of other firms ...
    • Platform and Ecosystem Transitions: Strategic and Organizational Implications 

      Altman, Elizabeth J. (2015-05-26)
      By most conventional measures of corporate success (revenue, market capitalization, global brand growth, etc.) businesses operating as multi-sided platforms (MSPs) and their associated ecosystems constitute the majority ...
    • Strategies to Grow Network Goods 

      Tang, Tina Y. (2015-09-16)
      A network good is a product or service which becomes inherently more valuable as its adoption increases. The mechanism driving this value varies by context: for example, a software ecosystem produces more software as the ...
    • Why Do Firm Practices Differ? Examining the Selection and Implementation of Organizational Practices 

      Lawrence, Megan Lynn (2016-04-27)
      This dissertation is comprised of three studies investigating sources of variation in firm practices. Firm practices may differ both due to differences in the practices firms choose to implement – different types of firms ...