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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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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' str

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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 t

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Probability thresholds and equity values

Marc Badia, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Nahum Melumad

Some accounting standards specify probability thresholds to determine recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities (e.g., SFAS No. 5). This requirement is meant to communicate information to investors on the uncertainty of future benefits and obligations. I identify a unique setting to test whether investors make use of these probability thresholds for equity valuation.

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Time perspective and the reliance on feelings

Hannah Chang, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Michel Pham

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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.

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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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Globalization, home bias and asset prices

Xiaozheng Wang, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Geert Bekaert

This dissertation contains three chapters.

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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.

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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.

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Doctoral Program News

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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