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  • Essays on knowledge outsourcing 

    Lee, Jaeseok (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07-31)
    Due to rapid changes in technology, science, and the marketplace, while recognizing knowledge as a key resource for competitive advantage, many firms lack the internal knowledge resources to achieve their goals. To address ...
  • Employee volunteering and management control in cooperative settings 

    Yang, Di (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07-27)
    This study experimentally investigates whether employee volunteering programs can serve as an informal control mechanism that improves cooperation in team settings. I posit that employees who participated in volunteering ...
  • Essays on the economics of internet enabled markets: Last mile internet, e-commerce, and digital divide 

    Nattamai Kannan, Karthik Babu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07-27)
    Improvements in technology such as internet, mobile phones, electronic markets have helped us make enormous social and economic progress. However, there is evidence of growing inequality between those who can use these ...
  • A penny for your thoughts: The psychological effects of payday 

    Steed, Laurens Bujold (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-06-22)
    Making an income is a primary reason why individuals seek paid employment. Further, money in itself has been shown across multiple literatures to be critically important to life and substantially influence a host of ...
  • Essays on currency markets 

    Wang, Minho (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-24)
    The first chapter investigates the dynamic behavior of exchange rates around FOMC announcements. The excess returns of holding a foreign currency are higher from 36 hours before to 12 hours after the announcements (14:15 ...
  • Context management of advertising in a digital environment 

    Chae, Myoung-Jin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-08)
    Content characteristics of advertising messaging have been well-researched in prior marketing literature, particularly in the case of traditional media. However, the effect of advertising context - where, how, and when the ...
  • Essays on socially and environmentally responsible operations 

    Arora, Priyank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-11)
    The three essays in this dissertation focus on social and environmental dimensions of managing the operations of organizations. Specifically, this dissertation: (i) employs analytical (e.g., econometric, game-theoretic and ...
  • Essays on integration vs. segmentation of financial markets 

    Zhang, Teng (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-21)
    Essay I: Uniform Mortgage Regulation and Distortion in Capital Allocation The U.S. economy is significantly influenced by local features, but most federal policies are national. In this essay, I study the unintended ...
  • Three essays on analyst research and investment 

    Liu, Chang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-02)
    This thesis investigates the behavior of investors and analysts participating in the financial market. In the first essay, we examine the effects of local stock returns on antidepressant usage using the Truven Health ...
  • Essays on environmentally responsible operations 

    Fu, Wayne (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-07-24)
    This thesis consists of three essays. The study in the first essay empirically examines the effect of hazardous substance rankings on reductions in emissions. Drawing data from the biennial Substance Priority List from the ...
  • Controlling my boundaries: Explaining how and when workplace privacy promotes creative performance 

    Keem, Se Jin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-02)
    Organizational research has rarely examined the role that privacy plays in the workplace, lacking a clear conceptualization of privacy. The current research defines privacy as a perception of having control over one’s ...
  • Predicting digital currency market with social data: Implications of network structure and incentive hierarchy 

    Xie, Peng (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-07-27)
    Following the recent discovery of social media’s predictive power for the financial markets, we try to advance the literature by finding ways to distinguish between value-relevant information and noises by investigating ...
  • Essays on diversity and new venture performance 

    Jaiswal, Mayank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-06-02)
    I analyze how various aspects of diversity impact new venture performance. In the first study, I find that credit riskiness and assets of a venture mediate the gap in performance, revenues and profits between Black and ...
  • Primary and secondary market strategies for regulatory compliance and profit 

    Huang, Ximin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-03)
    Incorporating sustainability into operational strategies has gained tremendous momentum among firms. An important driver is the need to comply with environmental legislation that grows in both coverage and stringency. ...
  • From strangers to partners: The role of information in the development of social exchange relationships between applicants and organizations 

    Liu, Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-21)
    Job applicants and hiring organizations bring a host of goals with them to the staffing process. This can lead to dysfunction as these goals have the potential to conflict on a within-entity basis (e.g. a job applicant has ...
  • Effect of visual brand imagery on consumer brand perceptions and self-brand connections 

    Bajaj, Aditi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-03)
    My research examines whether and how the design of visual brand elements affect brand personality perceptions and self-brand connections. My two essays are linked by the idea that the design of visual brand elements affect ...
  • Essays in financial intermediation 

    Ganduri, Rohan Rao Srinivas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-18)
    This thesis uncovers the behavior of market participants in reponse to regulatory changes in the financial intermediation sector. The first essay, "Repo Regret?", I find that Independent Mortgage Companies (IMCs), which ...
  • Technology standards and performance: the impact of social network service integration and open technology standards 

    Frutiger, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-27)
    For at least hundreds of years, if not longer, industries have been regularly transformed by the adoption of standards. Early examples from the early nineteenth century include the standardization of railroad track gauges ...
  • Leveraging supply network relationships to drive performance 

    Bellamy, Marcus A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-27)
    Effective supply chain management requires focal firms to develop capabilities to manage a myriad of multi-tier, interconnected relationships often spanning multiple industries. Conventional assessments of supply chain ...
  • 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 ...

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