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1 A relational view of consumer social learning in virtual communitiesSocial learning is an important part of consumers' lives. A major limitation of previous research in consumer social learning is the lack of attention to the effects of relationships built among participants on the learning process in online communities. Within a thread in an online forum, when a po...Community; Consumer engagement; Social learning; Social media; Social networks2014-12
2 Accounting measurement and beta risk measuresPrior literature provides evidence that accounting beta risk measures|based on the covariance between firm-specic and marketwide accounting rates of return|better estimate the risk implied by market prices than do stock returns beta risk estimates based on realized equity returns. Because capital ma...Accounting; Beta; Conservatism; Risk2012-08
3 Affects of user generated videos on brandsThe conclusion is that UGVs can have an effect on brands however, only a few examples exist that conclusively show this. No accurate tools exist to measure an increase or decrease in brand equity based on UGVs. The paper concludes with a discussion of factors that may be relevant regarding brand ...Branding; Marketing; Advertising2009-05
4 An analysis of the motor carrier and railroad freight system of UtahAn adequate transportation system is said to be a necessary although not a sufficient condition by itself for regional growth and development, Transportation is considered both limiting and permissive, With a given efficiency of its transportation system 1 an economy can only advance so far, Therefo...Freight and freightage -- Utah Railroads -- Utah -- Freight Trucking -- Utah1965
5 The andean community: a case study on economic integration among developing countriesCountries across the globe have formed regional integration schemes for many reasons. Liberalization of trade, greater negotiating power in the world arena, and the acceleration of industrialization are only a few of the many objectives of integration processes. Using the literature in a number of d...2011-05
6 Blurring genders or deleting them: androgyny and performances of gender in a youth population of the netherlandsWhat is gender? Is it a noun or verb? Where does one 'get' it? How is it formed? These questions have been asked time and time again over years of study and societal changes. Conceptions of gender have been and continue to be created from a variety of different perspectives. Among these theories is...2010-05
7 Can you expect the boss to be ethical? the effects of the boss' power and status on subordinates' trustIn many organizations, the power an employee has is dependent on the position he/she holds within the organization. Whereas a great deal of research has examined the effects that power can have on those who possess it, this research examines how others perceive individuals who hold powerful position...Ethical; Expectations; Power; Status; Trust2016
8 Changes in market structure and financial market outcomesThis dissertation consists of two essays. Each essay measures how changes in particular market rules and structure affect financial market outcomes. The essays assess two of the most debated regulatory issues that have arisen in recent years, speculative trading and transparency, respectively. The i...2014-08
9 Collateral, two-dimensional moral hazard, and competitionThis dissertation develops a theory on the use of costly collateral in a credit contract. Existing theories advocate the function of collateral as an incentive device to reduce moral hazard. However, they do not distinguish between the effects of collateral on moral hazard regarding \risk-taking" fr...Adverse Selection, Collateral, Competition, Debt Contract, Moral Hazard2012-12
10 Crime and punishment: an examination of justice in judge - advisor systemsOrganizations are constantly faced with determining proper punishment or consequences for employees who commit acts to the contrary of company regulations and policies. Commonly Judge - Advisor Systems (JAS) are built into the hierarchy of conventional organizations, and they can have an impact on t...2011-05
11 Developing a model of jealousy expression and manifestation in organizational settings within same- and mixed-sex triadsIn prior literature, jealousy has been conceptualized as a response to a threat of losing benefits in a relationship (romantic or nonromantic) with same-sex or opposite-sex partner due to a rival's interference (Bringle, 1991; Buunk, Goor, & Solano, 2010). Despite being seemingly applicable to a wid...Gender differences; Jealousy; Organizations2014
12 The development and effect of banking in Utah, 1933-1945Economic developments in Utah are identified with events peculiar to various periods and these events have controlled, to a considerable degree, the nature of banking activity in the State. This report attempts to correlate the development and growth of commercial banking in Utah with the economic ...Banks and banking - History - Utah1963-05
13 The development and effect of banking in Utah, 1933-1945Economic developments in Utah are identified with events peculiar to various periods and these events have controlled, to a considerable degree, the nature ox banking activity in the State. This report attempts to correlate the development and growth of commercial banking in Utah with the economic d...Banks and banking -- History -- Utah1963-05
14 Differential benefits to firms participating in multipartner collaborative innovationGreat innovations seldom come from a single individual or firm. Rather, entire networks of people, usually sponsored by many firms drive great innovation, innovation that is rarely captured in a single product or service, but an entire platform sponsored by an ecosystem of firms. Many of these innov...Alliances; Bluetooth; Collaboration; Innovation; Networks; Management; Studies; Collaboratio2010-08
15 The disruption model of inspiration: toward a general model of "being inspired to act"For many-from prophets and poets to athletes and activists-experiencing inspiration is a fundamental part of the human condition. Specifically, inspiration can be a powerful tool in motivating people to act morally, help other people, and become their best selves. However, despite the power of inspi...Ethics; Inspiration; Leadership; Morality; Motivation; Prosocial behavior; Social psychology; Management2014-08
16 Effect of ownership structure on the dividend decision for firms operating in emerging marketsThis paper analyzes whether concentration of ownership impacts the dividend decision of firms operating in emerging markets. I collect financial information for firms in China, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina from the Mergent Online Database for the end of year 2007 and then compare...Dividends; Stock ownership2009-05
17 The effects of intuition on ethical decision making: the role of the concern for others’ interestsAs a mode of thought and information processing strategy, intuition can lead people to behave ethically. However, very little is known about when intuition leads to ethical outcomes and why. Drawing on research on prosociality, I argue that intuitive decisions are generally more ethical than deliber...Decision making; Ethics; Intuition; Business administration; Management; Organizational behavior2016
18 The efficiency of resource reallocation within firmsThis study examines the efficiency of resource reallocation within multisegment firms. A defining feature of multisegment firms is management's ability to transfer resources across divisions. Although the option to use the proceeds or cash flows from one division of the firm to finance operations in...Resource reallocation; Business planning; Accounting; Resource allocation; Efficiency; Corporate governance; FASB statements; Financial accounting standards2011-08
19 Entrepreneurial Value Creation: Three Essays Examining How Entrepreneurs Create Value Under Conditions of UncertaintyThis dissertation consists of three essays examining how entrepreneurs create value under conditions of uncertainty. The first essay theoretically examines the process of stakeholder enrollment through which entrepreneurs acquire critical resources for their endeavors under informational conditions ...Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Economic theory2018
20 ERP value: the market response to announcements of enterprise resource planning investmentsThis paper evaluates the change in a firm's equity value as a result of the firm announcing that it plans to integrate its operations with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or a module of an ERP system. Investments in Information Systems (IS) are increasing as firms strive to optimize th...Business planning; Management information systems2009-05
21 Essays in empirical market microstructureThis dissertation is composed of three essays in empirical market microstructure. My first two essays study market quality issues related to High-frequency Trading (HFT) using a dataset provided by NASDAQ that identifies the activity of high-frequency traders (HFTs). My first essay studies the syste...Corporate bonds; High-frequency trading; Market microstructure; Market quality; Mini-flash crashes; Trading costs; Finance2012-08
22 Essays in financial marketsThis dissertation studies how heterogeneous opinions affect financial market outcomes, including price informativeness and trading volume. The dissertation contains two chapters. In both chapters, theoretical models are developed and then supportive empirical evidence is provided. In the chapter ""I...Stock exchanges; Finance; Economic theory2015-08
23 Essays in healthcare quality and efficiency: an operations management examinationU.S. healthcare costs have shown a marked increase as a percentage of GDP over the past decades. Additionally, the growth of U.S. healthcare spending is outpacing that of other industrialized economies. With this rapid pace of growth and spending, explorations of quality and efficiency within the U....Competititive capability; Drivers of quality and efficiency; Healthcare efficiency; Healthcare focus; Healthcare operations research; Healthcare quality2012-05
24 Essays in supply chain managementSupply chain management involves coordination and collaboration among organizations at different echelons of a supply chain. This dissertation explores two challenges to supply chain coordination: trade promotion (sales incentive offered by a manufacturer to its downstream customers, e.g., distribut...Social sciences; Bullwhip effect; Pharmaceutical supply chain; Trade promotion2016
25 Essays on corporate financeThis thesis consists of three chapters. In Chapter 1, we use a unique dataset of natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, storms, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires, to test whether investors suffer from behavioral bias such as underreacting to news and investor sentiment. In Chapter 2, we ...Corporate finance; Finance; Default; Investors; Debt2013-08
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