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    • Competing Globally: Institutional Voids in Emerging Markets 

      Ma, Juan (2016-05-13)
      This dissertation addresses institutional development in emerging economies, as well as its implications on firm strategy. Specifically, as emerging markets are characterized by “institutional voids”, that is, the absence ...
    • Complexity, Contract Design and Incentive Design in the Construction Management Industry 

      Beg, Zeshawn Afsari (2015-05-26)
      In this paper I examine how one construction management company uses contract design and incentive design to respond to aspects of task complexity and relationship complexity present in its construction projects. In terms ...
    • The Continuum of Choice: Essays on How Consumer Decisions Are Made, Changed, and Perceived 

      Barasz, Katherine N. (2016-05-13)
      This research investigates the continuum of choice—unseen, unanticipated causes and consequences of consumer decisions. Three essays investigate hidden factors that influence the choices we make, subtle ways to affect ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Online and Multi-Channel Marketing 

      Zhang, Lingling (2016-05-13)
      Firms increasingly adopt online and multi-channel marketing strategies to reach and persuade consumers. Therefore, designing an effective marketing mix is critical to their success. The aim of my dissertation is to understand ...
    • Essays on Operations Management: Setting Employees Up for Success 

      Gibson, Hise (2015-05-26)
      As a result of globalization, organizations expect more from their employees. While organizations have become leaner, the productivity requirements have not decreased. Further, there is greater importance being placed on ...
    • Essays on Strategy and Management of Platforms 

      Doshi, Anil Rajnikant (2015-05-26)
      In this thesis, I research the management of platforms by participating organizations and study the ensuing performance of both participating organizations and the platform. In the first essay, titled ``The Impact of ...
    • Essays on the Design and Industrial Organization of Online Markets 

      Kireyev, Pavel (2016-04-27)
      The internet has revolutionized marketing. Firms use the internet to procure advertising content, reach consumers, and offer a convenient channel of purchase. Given the growing importance of the internet, marketers must ...
    • Essays on the Social Consumer: Peer Influence in the Adoption and Engagement of Digital Goods 

      Davin, Joseph (2015-05-26)
      In this dissertation, I study how consumers influence each other in the adoption and engagement of digital goods. In the first essay, I study peer influence in mobile game adoption. Although peer effects are expected to ...
    • Gold Star vs. North Star Leaders: Role Orientations and Arbitrage in Crossing Sector Boundaries 

      Park, Pamela (2016-05-13)
      Through a qualitative study of professionals whose careers span the public and private sectors, I develop theory on boundary crossing in a career. I find that two role orientations – gold-star and north-star orientation – ...
    • How Micro-Processes Change Social Hierarchies in Teams 

      Satterstrom, Patricia (2016-05-13)
      Social hierarchies can prevent teams from hearing and using all of their members’ contributions. They are also ubiquitous and difficult to change, reinforced by conscious and unconscious factors as well as social-structural ...
    • Lifting the Veil: Essays on Firm Transparency and Consumer Behavior 

      Mohan, Bhavya (2016-05-13)
      This research examines the effects of firm transparency on consumer behavior. Three essays investigate how consumer behavior changes when firms are transparent about costs, wages, and promotional strategies. Essay one ...
    • Management Control and Employee-Driven Innovation 

      Li, Xin (2016-05-13)
      Organizations increasingly empower their employees to conduct local experimentation and generate innovation ideas. The aim of this dissertation is to understand the role of management control mechanisms in motivating and ...
    • An Optimal Ownership Structure for Cooperatives 

      Van Wassenaer, Alexander Philips Willem (2017-10-31)
      This thesis identifies an optimal ownership structure for cooperatives. The objective of this structure is to maximize the joint income of the members of that cooperative. To achieve this objective, this structure must ...