Recent Dissertations

Rishtee Kumar Batra, 2009, When Very Good Looks Kill: An Examination of Consumer Response to Visually Attractive Product Design (MK, Chairs: Frederic Brunel & Sucharita Chandran)

Anthony Briggs, 2009, Novelty Bound: Three Essays on the Sharing and Assessing of Knowledge in Entrepreneurial Discovery (IS, Chair: Paul Carlile)

Hille Bruns, 2009, Composing Synthesis: Developing Knowledge in Cross-Domain Collaboration (OB, Chair: Lloyd Baird)

Jane Davies, 2009, The Value of Flexibility: Theory, Validation, and Application in the Clean Energy Industry (OTM, Chair: Nitin Joglekar)

David Dreyfus, 2009, Digital Cement: Information System Architecture, Complexity, and Flexibility (IS, Chair: John Henderson)

Nancy Feng, 2010, Determinants and Economic Consequences of Going Concern Audit Opinions in Nonprofit Organizations (AC, Chair: Krishnagopal Menon)

Paulo Figueiredo, 2010, Managing the Product Development Pipeline (OTM, Chair: Nitin Joglekar)

Amy Gannon, 2011, On Becoming an Entrepreneur: Exploring How African-American Business Owners Construct Their Identities (OB, Chair: Kathy Kram)

Mireya Las Heras, 2009, Psychological Career Success, Preferred Success Set and its Dynamism Over Time (OB, Chair: Douglas T. Hall)

Benjamin Lawrence, 2011, Identity in Franchise Organizations (MK, Chair: Patrick Kaufmann)

Ling Lin, 2010, Institutional Ownership Composition and Accounting Conservatism (AC, Chair: Krishnagopal Menon)

Linda Boardman Liu, 2010, Technical and Functional Quality: Empirical Studies of Provider and Customer Perceptions of Service Quality (OTM, Chair: Janelle Heineke)

Kevin Lopes, 2009, Organizational Agility: Exploring how the US Coast Guard chooses and implements effective courses of action (OB, Chair: William Kahn)

Pavinee Manowan, 2010, Dual Class Ownership Structure and Managerial Entrenchment (AC, Chair: Krishnagopal Menon)

Anne Quaadgras, 2009, What’s the problem? Developing a taxonomy of problem recognition in an operational distributed work environment (IS, Chair: John Henderson)

Yan Shen, 2010, Expatriates’ developmental networks: A person-network fit perspective (OB, Chair: Aimin Yan)

Jennifer Walske, 2009, Factors Associated with Early Firm Performance: Human Capital, Social Capital, and Initial Firm Strategy (SP, Chair: Kenneth Hatten)

Yu Kun, 2009, Key determinants of new entrant success within venture capital (AC, Chair: Kumar Sivakumar)

Arati Srinivasan, 2010, The Dynamics of Platform-based Competition during Periods of Architectural Shifts (IS, Chair: N.Venkatraman)

Carol Theokary, 2010, Service Quality and Cost Efficiency: Some Empirical Investigations in the U.S. Healthcare Industry (OTM, Chair: Justin Ren)

Fiona Wilson, 2009, Socially conscious capitalism: A study of hybrid ventures (SP, Chair: James Post)

Jing (Crystal) Xu, 2009, R&D Investment around CEO Turnover (AC, Chair: Krishnagopal Menon)

Jie Zhang, 2011, Environmental Sustainability of Service Supply Chains: Contract Design and Evidence on Operating Performance in the U.S. Hospitality Industry (OTM, Chair: Nitin Joglekar)


Funded Research

A Game Theoretical Analysis of Owner-Operator Relationship in US Hospitality Industry

An Empirical Analysis of Operating Sustainability Frontier in US Hospitality Industry

Antecedents and Outcomes of Social Identification in Franchise Systems

Brand Flings and the Transitional Self

Curriculum Paper Research on Experiences of Daily Rhythms

Developing Efficient Heuristics for the Two-Dimensional Online Bin Packing Problem

Employees’ Brand Experience: Brand Champions in Sales

Firm Valuation and Risk with Application to Dual Distribution in Franchised Channels

Going Concern Audit Reports in Non Profit Organizations

How Brand Portfolio Strategy Affects Firm Value and Risk

How Do Consumers Use Reviews to Make Choices: The Effects of Information Source and Information Consistency on Decision Making

How Shopping Goals and Expertise Disclosure Affect the Persuasiveness of Online Consumer Reviews

Identity Construction in Highly Structured Work

Meeting of Old and New Media in Turkey

Preferential Attachment Decisions of Third-Party Complementors in the Smart Phone Ecosystem

Relational Construction of Legitimacy: The Case of the Cape Wind Project

Working to Maintain Professional Identity


AAA Conference: Government Nonprofit (GNP) Accounting Conference

American Accounting Association (AAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference

ACR North American Conference – Pittsburgh

ACR Florida and the Consumer Brand Colloquium

AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Annual Meeting

Decision Sciences Institute’s Annual Meeting

FMA Conference

INFORMS Conference – San Diego

Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM)

International Center for Work and Family (ICWF) Bi-annual conference

International Leadership Association Annual Meeting

Leadership Accountability

MSOM/SIG Conference atMIT

Marketing Science Conference at University of Michigan

Marketing Strategy Meets Wall Street and ISMS

Northeastern Region American Accounting Association Annual Meeting

Society of Consumer Psychology Conference

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference

Timing of Delivery-Return Rate Relationship

UC Davis and AOM Conferences