Original work in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy of College of Management.

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  • Examining spatial arbitrage: Effect of electronic commerce and arbitrageur strategies 

    Subramanian, Hemang C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-14)
    Markets increase social welfare by matching willing buyers and sellers. It is important to understand whether markets are fulfilling their societal purpose and are operating efficiently. The prevalence of spatial arbitrage ...
  • Human capital and the entrepreneurial careers of scientists and engineers 

    Sell, Briana Christine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-24)
    I examine the role of human capital in shaping entrepreneurial activity by studying the entrepreneurial careers of scientists and engineers from entry to exit. I analyze how the development of human capital through education ...
  • Product strategies in supply chains 

    Singh, Narendra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-16)
    This doctoral dissertation titled "Product Strategies in Supply Chains" consists of three essays. In this dissertation, I study firms' strategic decisions regarding design of products and product lines in different supply ...
  • Consumer adoption and usage behavior on the mobile internet 

    Xu, Jiao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-09)
    There has been little understanding of how consumers adopt and use the mobile Internet. This dissertation seeks to bridge this gap in prior literature by focusing on consumers’ cross-platform consumption behavior on mobile ...
  • Auditors' evaluation of evidence: The effect of communication medium and management information 

    Carlisle, Melissa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-17)
    This study investigates the effect of communication channel (e.g., face-to-face, written) and management information (i.e., background information on the reliability of client personnel) on auditors’ judgments of evidence ...
  • The influence of consumption goals on decision processing and choice 

    Hair, Michael Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06-24)
    My research examines how active consumption goals, defined as the benefits sought by the consumer, influence cognitive processes and decision outcomes. I address two common issues pertinent to consumer decisions. Consumers ...
  • The influence of CSR reporting models on managers' capital allocation decisions 

    Johnson, Joseph Aaron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06-11)
    In my dissertation, I experimentally examine whether and how the reporting model a firm uses to guide its corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosures can influence managers’ capital allocation decisions. Chapter 1 ...
  • Closing the leadership circle: Building and testing a contingent theory of servant leadership 

    Lemoine, Gerald James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-14)
    Servant leadership focuses on stakeholder concern and follower development and empowerment. It has begun to emerge as a useful perspective of leadership within academic research, but theoretical development remains limited, ...
  • Even Sherlock needs a Dr. Watson: A theory of creativity catalysts 

    Koseoglu, Gamze (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03-31)
    In this dissertation I seek to answer the research question of who are those people that have the ability and motivation to facilitate other people’s creative thinking. Actors who are in the creator’s social environment, ...
  • Essays on finance and innovation 

    Xiao, Chong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-11-10)
    This thesis investigates the impact of finance on technological innovation. In the first essay we study the causal relation between informativeness of stock prices and innovative efficiency. Using mutual fund flow-driven ...
  • Essays on learning-by-doing after information systems implementation in developing countries: the case of Costa Rica 

    Wu, Tianshi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-26)
    Developing countries are increasing their adoption of information systems at the country level now. One important aspect distinguishing the implementation of information systems in developing countries from that in developed ...
  • The unintended effect of group identity: an experimental investigation of benefit asymmetry and employees' cooperation 

    Xu, Hui (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-07-01)
    The primary purpose of this study is to investigate whether the effect of group identity on individuals' willingness to cooperate is moderated by benefit asymmetry (i.e., mutual cooperation may benefit some group members ...
  • Effects of risk-based inspections on auditor behavior 

    Shefchik, Lori B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-06-30)
    I examine how risk-based inspections influence auditor behavior in a multi-client setting. I conduct an experiment using an abstract setting that captures the theoretical constructs present in the audit ecology. I manipulate ...
  • Operational challenges of strategy execution 

    Kovach, Jeremy J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-06-11)
    Operations management studies the process of transforming material, labor, energy, or ideas into goods or services. Operations strategy outlines how firms leverage their capabilities to achieve competitive advantage. ...
  • Social considerations in online word of mouth 

    Chen, Zhu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-06-06)
    Word of mouth (WOM) – or information shared among consumers themselves – has long been regarded as one of the most influential information sources for consumers (Brown and Reingen 1987). Unlike offline word of mouth, ...
  • The effects of ego and external stress on group cooperation 

    Liu, Yuebing (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-16)
    I conduct two experiments to examine the effects of different types of stress on individuals' willingness to cooperate. The experience of stress is characterized by the primary cognitive appraisal of threat. It activates ...
  • Synchronizing exploration and exploitation: knowledge creation challenges in innovation 

    Bailey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-18)
    Innovation requires an ambidextrous knowledge creation strategy, which is defined as the simultaneous pursuit of both exploration and exploitation. A temporal ambidexterity strategy is one in which an organizational unit ...
  • The generation and flow of knowledge in technology development 

    Jung, Hyun Ju (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-14)
    Scholars in strategy, economics, and sociology of science and technology have studied technology development as a source of firms’ economic gains as well as institutional changes. Drawing on the extant research of technology ...
  • Essays on markets for technology: the role of licensing as a complementary strategy to internal R&D 

    Palermo, Vincenzo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-16)
    I study the role of licensed technologies in the R&D development process, the knowledge assimilation mechanism and the patent litigation procedure. I document that the use and adoption of licensed technologies is not a ...
  • Technology support and demand for cloud infrastructure services: the role of service providers 

    Retana Solano, German F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-20)
    Service providers have long recognized that their customers play a vital role in the service delivery process since they are not only recipients but also producers, or co-producers, of the service delivered. Moreover, in ...

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