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Essays on External Context and Operating Models
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 ...
Why Do Firm Practices Differ? Examining the Selection and Implementation of Organizational Practices
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 ...
Donations and Differentiation: Three Essays on Non-Profit Strategy
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 on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism
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 ...