Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Organizational responses to institutional change : a study of two local law firms in Singapore 

    Chow, Dawn Yi Lin (2016-02-29)
    Modern organization theory posits that organizations are largely unified by nature, marked by clear boundaries, and tend to reproduce over time. However, recent research has indicated that many organizations are increasingly ...
  • Three essays on corporate finance 

    Fu, Kangkang (2016-02-15)
    This dissertation contains three essays on corporate finance. In Essay One, we provide empirical evidence on the adverse effects of supplier firms’ environmental risk exposures on their relationships with principal customers. ...
  • The effects of language power and communication mode on investor judgments 

    Goh, Clarence Shihao (2016-02-15)
    In this study, I examined how, in the context of the question and answer (Q&A) segment of earnings calls, language power contained in a manager’s speech (powerful or powerless) interacts with the mode by which the manager’s ...
  • Dynamic equity theory : modeling pay for performance's cross-level effect 

    Phang, Riyang (2015)
    Productivity is a concern for firms facing manpower crunch in recent years. Of management tools, pay for performance (PFP) is one widely studied but remained controversial. Among motivation theories, Adams’s (1965) equity ...
  • Sound symbolism and the perception of luxury versus basic brands 

    Abhishek Pathak (2015)
    Globalization has witnessed a massive surge in consumerism and with it, the rise of global super brands. Brands, which act as shortcuts to consumers, reassuring them of specific qualities and deliverables, are now bigger ...
  • Perspective-taking, attributions, and conflict resolution : evidence from high-fidelity intercultural simulations 

    Tan, Mei Ling (2015)
    In this study, I advance perspective-taking research in three important ways. First, I focus on perspective-taking accuracy, rather than perspective-taking trait or active perspective-taking, as an antecedent of integrative ...
  • Modeling issues in longevity and bonus-malus system 

    Tan, Chong It (2015)
    This thesis explores several modeling issues in longevity and bonus-malus system. On one hand, research in the areas of longevity and mortality are closely related. Mortality is one of the oldest research topics in actuarial ...
  • Three essays on finance 

    Lin, Yaheng (2015)
    In essay one, we examine whether sex discrimination contributes to the underrepresentation of female executives in large corporations. China’s strong cultural preference for sons has made newborn boys greatly outnumber ...
  • Social desirability at work : a new look at who does it and its consequences from a goal driven approach 

    Chia, Sherwin Ignatius Tse Min (2015)
    In this dissertation, a goal-driven approach was used to study socially desirable responding and self-verification. This dissertation proposed that the way individuals regulate their goal pursuit or regulatory mode can ...

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