Recent Submissions

  • The influence of spokesperson achievement on consumer goal pursuit : a dual-mechanism perspective 

    Kuo, Tzu-Yin (2018)
    While highly successful spokespersons are ubiquitous in the marketplace, ordinary ones with lower domain achievements are increasingly being featured in sports and fitness-related marketing communication campaigns. This ...
  • Allocentric effort decision making : a neuroeconomic investigation 

    Fitzgerald, Sean (2018)
    Decisions often require tradeoffs between costs and benefits, such as effort and reward. Prior findings show that decision makers discount the subjective value of a rewarding option as the effort required to obtain it ...
  • The real effect of non-gaap disclosures and financial reporting consistency : an examination of managers’ investment choices 

    Helikum, Lukas J. (2018)
    Firms increasingly report earnings measures that do not comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in their financial disclosures. While prior work has examined the informativeness of these measures for ...
  • The enablers of early career outcomes of information technology professionals 

    Setor, Tenace Kwaku (2018)
    The sustainability of digital economies requires that IT prospects find employment, persist and succeed in IT careers. IT research have yet to examine the enablers of these salient early career outcomes. Rather, the earlier ...
  • Three essays on corporate finance 

    Yang, Endong (2018)
    In the first chapter, we show that stock liquidity negatively affects firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings. To identify the causal effect, we use the decimalization of stock trading as an exogenous shock ...
  • Discovering entrepreneurial strategies : impact of strategic mechanisms in entrepreneurial decision makings on innovation performance of resource-constrained firms 

    Kim, Jinyoung (2018-02-07)
    In this dissertation, I explore entrepreneurial decision making processes to discover entrepreneurial strategies and study the impacts of these strategies on innovation performance of resource-constrained firms. The first ...
  • Three essays in finance 

    Phua, Kenny Jing Wen (2018-02-01)
    We find evidence that the leadership of overconfident chief executive officers (CEOs) induces stakeholders to take actions that contribute to the leader’s vision. By being intentionally overexposed to the idiosyncratic ...
  • Three essays on family firms 

    Lim, So-Yeon (2018)
    The paper shows the higher valuation of family firms occurs only for family firms founded by several non-related people (multi-family cofounding firms), particularly founder controlled multi-family cofounding firms. The ...
  • Styles of regulators : evidence from the sec comment letters 

    Do, Thuc Truc (2018)
    Security regulations are enforced by the SEC staff. Conceptually, the regulations shall be enforced uniformly despite enforcers’ personal differences. I offer evidence to the contrary. Using the setting of SEC filing review ...
  • Three essays on finance 

    Wang, Yuxi (2016-12-23)
    In chapter one, we find that mutual fund managers with degrees from elite universities tend to outperform their counterparts from less elite universities. We show that the better performance of elite graduates is generated ...
  • Three essays on corporate finance 

    Selvam, Srinivasan (2016-12-12)
    In essay one, we examine how employee layoffs, actions that lower a firm’s social performance, affect stakeholder wealth and post-layoff contract terms with stakeholders. We find that although layoff-performance sensitivity ...
  • Three essays on finance 

    Xia, Chongwu (2016-12-07)
    In essay one, we present a theory of endogenous coalition formation in financial markets, which highlights the information sharing and market competition features of coalitions. Allied members enjoy benefits of information ...
  • The role of investor relations firms in financial restatements 

    Li, Lingwei (2016-11-22)
    This study examines the role of investor relations (IR) firms in the setting of financial restatements. I find that firms hiring an outside IR firm experience higher restatement announcement returns and they do not realize ...
  • The complexity of individual and socio-cultural ecology : interaction of genes and attachments on intercultural experience 

    Phua, Yee Ling Desiree (2016-10-07)
    In this age of globalization, sojourning is becoming an increasingly common experience. This prospective study sought to examine the differential effects of maternal, paternal and cultural attachments on young adults’ (n ...
  • Two essays on the origins of academic collaborative networks 

    Huang, Ziying (2016-05-23)
    While research has provided significant evidence on the important role of social networks in knowledge creation and transfer, little is known about how social networks are formed, and empirical work is particularly lacking. ...
  • Moving up or down : power distance belief and the asymmetric effects of vertical brand extension 

    Liu, Xiaoyan (2016-05-11)
    Over the past five years of Ph.D. studies, I have received plenty of support and guidance from many people. I would like to express my most sincere appreciation and thanks to my advisors Professor Sharon Ng and Professor ...
  • Three essays on corporate finance 

    Huang, Xiaoran (2016-05-10)
    Essay 1 examines the impact of geographic concentration of institutional investors on corporate governance and firm value. We find that firms whose large institutions are closely located to each other experience higher ...
  • Scheduling and resource optimization in rail operations : models and algorithms 

    Birhade, Mahendra Pandharinath (2016-04-20)
    In this thesis, we address important optimization issues in railway operations planning, namely train scheduling and resource optimization. Railway resources such as tracks, overhead equipment, locomotives, passenger and ...
  • Essays on multi-echelon inventory control 

    Wan, Guangyu (2016-04-07)
    Matching demand with supply effectively is a significant objective for supply chain inventory management. Efficient supply chain management requires the effective coordination of shipments from one stage to the next ...
  • Three essays on corporate finance 

    Ma, Yujing (2016-03-29)
    In essay one, we present evidence that the desire to gain human capital is an important motive for corporate acquisitions. Our tests exploit the staggered recognition of the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine by U.S. state ...

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