Browsing Theses and Dissertations by Duke Department "Business Administration"

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  • Liu, Yan (2014)
    <p>In this thesis, I develop two sets of methods to help understand two distinct but also</p><p>related issues in financial economics.</p><p>First, representative agent models have been successfully applied to explain ...
  • Addoum, Jawad M. (2012)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two essays on household portfolio choice. The first essay is entitled 'Household Portfolio Choice and Retirement'. In this first essay, I empirically examine the portfolio decisions of ...
  • Wang, Shouqiang (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores the incentive issues and strategic interactions among decentralized parties in three operations management environments: inventory systems, revenue management and healthcare policies. The first ...
  • Zhu, Xiumei (2009)
    <p>Expertise is regarded as the most important asset for groups working on knowledge-intensive tasks. This dissertation advances a multi-dimensional conception of group expertise that includes depth, breadth and variety ...
  • Alizamir, Saed (2013)
    <p>This dissertation studies the optimal control of two different dynamic systems with learning: (i) diagnostic service systems, and (ii) green incentive policy design. In both cases, analytical models have been developed ...
  • Black, Dirk (2014)
    <p>In Chapter 1, I review the existing literature on the investor and contracting usefulness of other comprehensive income (OCI) components. In Chapter 2, I perform empirical tests focused on one aspect of investor usefulness ...
  • Deng, Changrong (2014)
    <p>This dissertation focuses on understanding how negative externalities affect managerial decisions, specifically, the resource allocation and pricing in competitive environments.</p><p>We first study optimal allocation ...
  • Ee, Benjamin (2013)
    <p>This dissertation investigates how variation in trade credit standards play a role in firm maturation. In Chapter 1, I survey existing research in trade credit. Following this, I identify lifecycle trends in supplier ...
  • Borochin, Paul Alexander (2011)
    <p>The first essay of my dissertation introduces a new method for eliciting market beliefs about the expected outcomes of a merger negotiation after announcement. During a merger negotiation, the market prices of the firms ...
  • Albert, Michael Joseph (2013)
    <p>This dissertation explores the role of executive compensation in determining the capital structure decisions of a firm. CEOs experience a large personal cost of default that interacts through the risk adjusted probability ...
  • Badolato, Patrick G. (2010)
    <p>While a considerable body of research examines the determinants of financial reporting decisions, much of the heterogeneity in financial reporting outcomes is not explained by firm and industry factors. Guided by the ...
  • Zhou, Bo (2014)
    <p>In the telecommunications market, firms often give consumers the option of purchasing an individual plan or a family plan. An individual plan gives a certain allowance of usage (e.g., minutes, data) for a single consumer, ...
  • Cavanaugh, Lisa Ann (2009)
    <p>Marketers seek to create and consumers seek to cultivate a variety of positive emotional experiences. Despite their importance to consumer behavior, researchers have lacked a clear understanding of the distinct behavioral ...
  • Gurumurthi, Suryanarayanan (2011)
    <p>This dissertation is written in three progressively restrictive parts. Part I is a set of two expansive essays on collaborative supply chain management that proposes several new perspectives and interconnections between ...
  • Tsolmon, Ulya (2015)
    <p>This dissertation develops new theory and evidence to show that human-capital based competitive advantage of firms varies with external markets, firm structure, and firm openness to factor markets. The dissertation ...
  • Zhang, Yue (2017)
    <p>Advanced information and production technologies are transforming the ways products can be produced and delivered, and hence present tremendous opportunities to reshape the global supply chains. This dissertation examines ...
  • Sackett, Esther E. (2017)
    <p>In this dissertation, I propose a new framework for conceptualizing goal interdependence in teams and expand our understanding of team-related goal cognition. In Chapters 1 and 2, I propose that the goals of any one ...
  • Shea, Catherine Theresa (2013)
    <p>An abstract of a dissertation that examines the motivational foundations of social networks. Five studies using diverse methods examine goal pursuit as an antecedent to social network structure, finding that self-oriented ...
  • Lieb, Daniel Stephen (2007-07-24)
    While a vast amount of research in marketing has examined how information prior to purchase helps consumers to make purchase decisions, relatively little work has considered how marketers can increase the value consumers ...
  • Wang, Kai (2014)
    <p>We propose an approximation scheme for single-product periodic-review inventory systems with L-natural-convex structure. We lay out three well-studied inventory models, namely the lost-sales system, the perishable ...