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Marketing networks 2.0

Andrew Stephen, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Don Lehmann

Four research questions are asked and addressed, each considering social interactions between individuals in marketplaces: (1) how can network-based interactions between consumers generate economic value for firms and for other marketplace participants, (2) what drives the formation and evolution of these interactions and network relationships in a marketplace context, (3) what drives the activation of consumers' network relationships with respect to the transmission of information via word-of-mouth (WOM) from one consumer to another, and (4) what affects the reception of information vi

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Models for assessing the impact of resource allocation in hospitals

Natalia Yankovic, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Linda Green

This dissertation focuses on three issues that reflect some of the most important challenges facing both hospital administrators and healthcare policy makers. First, we present an empirical research study on the effects of ambulance diversion on patients' safety. To determine whether increased diversion activity is associated with poor patient outcomes, we analyze myocardial infarction deaths as a function of emergency department (ED) diversion status within the five boroughs of New York City.

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When do interorganizational relationships work?

Umit Ozmel Yavuz, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Toby Stuart

This dissertation analyzes under what conditions interorganizational relationships are beneficial and under what conditions they might negatively affect an organizations' strategies and performance. The first chapter investigates how third party ties, i.e., the relationships that focal organization's partner has, might affect the focal organization's performance.

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Globalization, home bias and asset prices

Xiaozheng Wang, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Geert Bekaert

This dissertation contains three chapters.

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The quality of earnings momentum and performance of mergers & acquisitions

Lei Zhu, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Stephen Penman

This paper provides an accounting explanation for the poor, post-acquisition stock performance of glamour acquirers (high market-to-book ratios). While glamour acquirers show considerable earnings momentum and high market valuations prior to acquisitions, such momentum is not sustainable.

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Time perspective and the reliance on feelings

Hannah Chang, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Michel Pham

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The Marketing Operations Interface in Consumer Retail: Theory and Practical Approach

Wei Ke, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Garrett van Ryzin

This dissertation examines four consumer retail problems at the marketing operations interface. Interdisciplinary research between marketing science and operations research has gained traction in recent years. Operations research models can help fine-tune the managerial insights that arise from consumer behavioral research; the operations research field in turn makes new inroads as models begin to account for consumer needs, preferences and attitudes.

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Superior and subordinate style fit: Dominance complementarity as a determinant of subordinate success

Lily Benjamin Maissen, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Eric Abrahamson

A number of literatures bear on the question of which behaviors subordinates should employ with their superiors in order to be successful, i.e., to achieve their preferred psychological and work-related outcomes. Yet, these literatures have been disconnected and have not incorporated key theoretical and empirical developments from each other. Although there has been much scholarly research on the effectiveness of subordinate influence behaviors, this research has been atheoretical and has not considered important contingencies.

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Economic Consequences of the Transition from Disclosure to Recognition of Pension Funded Status Following SFAS

Woo-Jin Chang, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Partha Mohanram

This paper examines the economic consequences of SFAS 158 which requires firms to recognize the full funded status of defined benefit pension plans in the balance sheet by investigating: (1) market reactions to relevant rulemaking events; (2) managers' changes in making estimates for pension accounting and managing plan assets; and (3) firms' lobbying behavior against the regulatory change in anticipation of the consequences.

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Do disclosure standards affect risk-taking in the banking industry? A cross-country study

Divya Anantharaman, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Stephen Penman

I examine the effect of transparency on risk-taking in the banking industry. In highly leveraged firms such as banks, stockholders have incentives to increase risk at the expense of debtholders. However, managers' risk aversion, arising from the desire to protect their careers and their private benefits of control, acts as a natural constraint on risk-taking. Transparent disclosure standards can improve stockholders' ability to monitor managers and align managerial actions closer to stockholders' interests.

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Application Deadlines

Master of Science in Marketing >

For Fall 2016 Entry:

Available: August 1st, 2015
Deadline: January 4th, 2016


Master of Science in Financial Economics >

For Fall 2016 Entry:

Available: August 1st, 2015
Deadline: January 4th, 2016


Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering >

For Fall 2016 Entry:
To be determined


Available 8/1/15
Sept 2016

Deadline: 01/05/16

MS Marketing
Deadline: 01/04/16

MS Financial Economics
Deadline: 01/04/16


Doctoral Program News

Young Alumni Balseiro wins George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award

At the 2014 Informs national meeting, Santiago Balseiro was honored for his work in "Competition and Yield Optimization in Ad Exchanges". We congratulate Santiago on his accomplishment.

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Ethan Rouen wins Deloitte Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting

The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2015 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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Honigsberg featured in Ideas at Work

The August issue of Ideas at Work features research that doctoral candidate Colleen Honigsberg led in conjunction with Sharon Katz.

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Wazlawek featured in Ideas at Work

Abbie Wazlawek's joint research with Professor Daniel Ames is featured in the June 24th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Ethan Rouen featured in Ideas at Work

Ethan Rouen's joint research with Professor Dan Amiram is featured in the May 15th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Rivas Wins Fellowship

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Miguel Duro Rivas, who was awarded the Nasdaq Educational Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

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Wong wins Deloitte Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Yu Ting (Forester) Wong is one of the recipients of the 2014 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.

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The PhD Program Congratulates John Yao

PhD student John Yao was a finalist in the 2013 M&SOM (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) student paper competition.

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Honigsberg Named Postdoctoral Fellow

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Colleen Honigsberg, who was named the Postdoctoral Fellow in Corporate Governance at the Millstein Center at Columbia Law School in October 2013

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