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    • Consumer Behavior and Firm Competition 

      Wang, Huihui (2016)
      Understanding consumer behavior is critical for firms' decision making. How consumers make decisions about what they want and buy directly affect the profits of firms. Therefore, it is important to consider consumer behaviors ...
    • Conversation Pieces: The Role of Products in Facilitating Conversation 

      Wiener, Hillary Jane Doescher (2017)
      Positive social interactions and relationships are a fundamental human need, but it is not always easy to initiate conversations with potential relationship partners. Seven studies show the role that conversation pieces, ...
    • Coordination Mechanism Design for Sustainable Global Supply Networks 

      Liu, Fang (2011)
      This dissertation studies coordination mechanism design for sustainable supply networks in a globalized environment, with the goal of achieving long-term profitability, environmental friendliness and social responsibility. ...
    • Corporate Governance and Corporate Control: Evidence from Trading 

      Haddaji, Wady (2009)
      In Chapter 1, I document a negative (positive) relationship between changes in large (small) blockholders' ownership and abnormal returns. The evidence in this paper suggests that an increase in the relatively large blockholders' ...
    • Corporate Governance and Institutional Trading 

      Zhu, Heqing (2014)
      This dissertation includes two parts. The first part examines the preventive effect of hedge fund activism against corporate policy deviations. Using stock liquidity and mutual fund fire sales as instruments, I find that ...
    • Data-Driven Learning Models with Applications to Retail Operations 

      Modaresi, Sajad (2018)
      Data-driven approaches to decision-making under uncertainty is at the center of many operational problems. These are problems in which there is an element of uncertainty (e.g., customer demand) that needs to be estimated ...
    • Decision Models for Corporate Sustainability 

      Mendoza, Alvaro (2013)
      This dissertation explores decision problems faced by organizations willing to address or support the incorporation of sustainability aspects on their "business as usual" activities. We study to specific problems. First, ...
    • Decision Usefulness of the Equity Method of Accounting 

      Gonzales, Amanda (2013)
      I examine the decision usefulness of the equity method of accounting from two perspectives. First, I examine the value relevance of information provided under the equity method relative to the value relevance of information ...
    • Designing Subscription Services with Imperfect Information and Dynamic Learning 

      Kao, Yuan-Mao (2021)
      This dissertation studies how a subscription service provider offers contracts to customers without full information on their preferences. The first essay studies a mechanism design problem for business interruption (BI) ...
    • Do the Clothes Make the Man? How Gaps Between Current and Ideal Self Goals Shape Product-Related Perceptions and Behavior 

      Samper, Luz-Adriana (2011)
      I present a framework that describes how perceived discrepancies from an ideal, or hoped-for, self influence how people view and behave with products associated with identity attainment (i.e., "symbolic props"). In the ...
    • Dynamic Capital Budgeting, Compensation, and Security Design 

      Fu, Shiming (2015)
      This thesis examines how various agency frictions affect corporate financing, capital budgeting, managerial compensation and investment in dynamic settings. In the internal capital budgeting process, the agency issues considered ...
    • Dynamic Mechanism Design without Money 

      Gurkan, Huseyin (2019)
      In this dissertation, we study settings where a principal repeatedly determines the allocation of a single resource to i) a single agent, ii) one of two agents, and iii) one of n agents without monetary transfers over an ...
    • Earnings Breaks and Earnings Management 

      Ow Yong, Keng Kevin (2008-04-22)
      This paper examines the role of earnings management for firms that report at least three consecutive years of annual earnings increases (hereafter earnings string firms). Specifically, I examine how levels of earnings management ...
    • Effective Heuristics for Dynamic Pricing and Scheduling Problems with High Dimensionality 

      Wu, Chengyu (2019)
      High-dimensional state spaces and/or decision spaces sometimes arise when sequential operational decisions need to be made dynamically in reflection of complex system information. To tackle the "curse of dimensionality," ...
    • Effects of Recognition versus Disclosure on the Structure and Financial Reporting of Share Based Payments 

      Choudhary, Preeti (2008-04-21)
      I examine whether financial statement preparers (managers and auditors) treat recognized versus disclosed fair value of option compensation differently. Recognition refers to items that appear on the face of financial statements ...
    • Eliciting and Aggregating Forecasts When Information is Shared 

      Palley, Asa (2016)
      Using the wisdom of crowds---combining many individual forecasts to obtain an aggregate estimate---can be an effective technique for improving forecast accuracy. When individual forecasts are drawn from independent and identical ...
    • Empirical Essays on Gender in Organizations 

      Lluent, Tatiana Michelle (2021)
      This dissertation consists of three empirical essays on gender and organizations. It contributes to our understanding of the mechanisms that produce and reproduce gender inequality within organizations. The essays of this ...
    • Empowering Patients as Decision Makers in the Context of Early Stage Prostate Cancer 

      Scherr, Karen A. (2018)
      Patients with early stage prostate cancer face a difficult preference-sensitive decision. There are multiple treatment options, each of which is associated with a unique set of benefits and risks. For example, surgery ...
    • Essays in Capital Structure 

      Yang, Jie (2010)
      The costs and constraints to financing, and the factors that influence them, play critical roles in the determination of corporate capital structures. Chapter 1 estimates firm-specific marginal cost of debt functions ...
    • Essays in Corporate Finance 

      Pratt, Ryan (2012)
      I study the effect of human capital on firms' leverage decisions in a structural dynamic model. Firms produce using physical capital and labor. They pay a cost per employee they hire, thus investing in human capital. ...