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Accounting

Stephen Campbell, PhD 2018
First Placement: University of Mannheim
Dissertation Title: Permanent and Temporary Tax Avoidance as a Source of Financing: How to Succeed Where the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 Failed
Dissertation Chair: Professor Terry Shevlin

Tiana Lehmer, PhD 2018
First Placement: Google LLC
Dissertation Title: Domestic Deadbeats? US Multinationals Shifting Domestic Earnings to Zero
Dissertation Chair: Professor Terry Shevlin

Yoojin Lee, PhD 2017
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Hedging and Non-Hedging Derivatives on Tax Avoidance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Terry Shevlin

Yifan Li, PhD 2017
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: Limited Attention Bias in Intra-Industry Information Transfers: Evidence from Multi-Industry Segment News
Dissertation Chair: Professor Siew Hong Teoh

Jong-Yu Hao, PhD 2016
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: Subjectivity in Employee Performance Ratings and Promotion Decisions: The Analysis of Job Levels
Dissertation Chair: Professor Joanna Ho

Qin Li, PhD 2016
First Placement: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dissertation Title: Do Analysts Understand Innovation? Evidence from Patents and Trademarks
Dissertation Chair: Professor Siew Hong Teoh

Novia Chen, PhD 2015
First Placement: University of Houston
Dissertation Title: Repatriation Taxes and the Value of Cash Holdings
Dissertation Chair: Professor Terry Shevlin

Timothy Haight, PhD 2014
First Placement: Loyola Marymount University
Dissertation Title: Earnings Disappointments and Strategic Profit Allocations in Segment Reporting
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mort Pincus

Sarah Lyon, PhD 2014
First Placement: University of San Diego
Dissertation Title: Aggressive Book and Tax Reporting: An Uncertain Relationship
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mort Pincus

Peng-Chia Chiu, PhD 2013
First Placement: Chinese University, Hong Kong
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Relation Between Accounting Earnings and Stock Returns
Dissertation Chair: Professor Siew Hong Teoh

Fei Kang, PhD 2012
First Placement: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dissertation Title: Industry-Specialist Auditors and Audit Fees in Family Firms: Evidence from the S&P 500
Dissertation Chair: Professor Joanna Ho

Xuan Huang, PhD 2011
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: Headline Salience and Market Reactions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Siew Hong Teoh

Sabrina Chi, PhD 2010
First Placement: University of Arkansas
Dissertation Title: Simultaneous Presence of Difference Domestic GAAP's and Investors' Limited Attention Bias in U.S. Equity Markets: Implications for Convergence
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Mort Pincus, Professor Siew Hong Teoh

Feng Tian, PhD 2008
First Placement: University of Hong Kong
Dissertation Title: Performance Expectation Ratcheting, Corporate Governance, and Earnings Management
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Mort Pincus, Professor Christo Karuna

Economics/Public Policy

Gregory Autry, PhD 2013
First Placement: University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Governmental Roles in the Emergence of New Communities of High-Technology Organizations
Dissertation Chair: Professor Peter Navarro

Aron Scott Spencer, PhD 2003
First Placement: School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Technological Response to Economic Disruption: The Role of New Technologies in Mitigating Exogenous Economic Shocks/strong>
Dissertation Chair: Professor Peter Navarro

Finance

Kim Sora, PhD 2017
First Placement: NEOMA Business School
Dissertation Title: Follow Me on Twitter: Attracting Mutual Fund Investor Attention Through Social Media
Dissertation Chair: Professor Zheng Sun

Qiguang Wang, PhD 2017
First Placement: Hong Kong Baptist University
Dissertation Title: Social Interaction and Market Reaction to Earnings News
Dissertation Chair: Professor David Hirshleifer

Brian Yang, PhD 2016
First Placement: TBA
Dissertation Title: Regulatory Changes in Depository Changes
Dissertation Chair: Lu Zheng

Lin Sun, PhD 2015
First Placement: Florida State University
Dissertation Title: A Test of the Role of Behavioral Factors for Asset Pricing
Dissertation Chair: Professor David Hirshleifer

Jong-Wan Bae, PhD 2014
First Placement: University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Dissertation Title: Two Essays on the Behavior of Mutual Fund Managers
Dissertation Chair: Professor Zheng Sun

Chengdong Yin, PhD 2014
First Placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title: The Optimal Size of Hedge Funds: Conflict Between Investors and Fund Managers
Dissertation Chair: Professor Lu Zheng

Major Coleman, PhD 2013
First Placement: Syracuse University
Dissertation Title: Investor Sentiment: Evaluating Measures of Investor Bias in the Stock Market and Residential Housing Market
Dissertation Chair: Professor David Hirshleifer

Arsenio Staer, PhD 2013
First Placement: California State University, Fullerton
Dissertation Title: Empirical Asset Pricing in Exchange-Traded Funds
Dissertation Chair: Christopher Schwarz

Sujung Choi, PhD 2012
First Placement: UNIST, Ulsan Korea
Dissertation Title: Investor Misvaluation, Signaling, and Takeovers: Evidence from Closed-End Fund Discounts
Dissertation Chair: Professor David Hirshleifer

Daniela Balkanska, PhD 2009
First Placement: San Francisco State University
Dissertation Title: Disposition Effect and Heterogeneous Beliefs
Dissertation Chair: Professor Nai-Fu Chen

Zachary Nye, PhD 2009
First Placement: Stanford Consulting Group
Dissertation Title: Macro-Augmented Volatility Forecasting
Dissertation Chair: Phillipe Jorion

Yong Rin Park, PhD 2009
First Placement: Korea Capital Market Institute
Dissertation Title: Limited Attention, Trading Volume, and Return Predictability
Dissertation Chair: Professor David Hirshleifer

Pedro Sottile, PhD 2009
First Placement: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dissertation Title: On the Political Determinants of Sovereign Risk: Evidence from a Markov-Switching Vector Error-Correction Model from Argentina
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Kerry Vandell, Professor Philip Bromiley

Information Systems

Ran Zhang, PhD 2017
First Placement: California State Polytechnic University
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Pricing, and Targeting Strategy on Consumer Choice
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vidyanand Choudhary

Yi-Jen Ho, PhD 2016
First Placement: Pennsylvania State University
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Social and Spatial Proximity on Consumer Choice in Digital Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sanjeev Dewan

Zhe Zhang, PhD 2014
First Placement: University of Texas-Dallas
Dissertation Title: Essays on Information Technology and Firms' Pricing Strategy
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Vidyanand Choudhary, Professor Shivendu Shivendu

Joseph Vithayathil, PhD 2013
First Placement: Washington State University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Information Technology, IT, Governance and Clouds
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vidyanand Choudhary

Frank Maccrory, PhD 2012
First Placement: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Explaining the Exceptions: Theory and Evidence on the Economic Behavior of IT Professionals
Dissertation Chair: Professor Ken Kraemer

David Zeng, PhD 2011
First Placement: Shantou University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Economics of Information Technology Outsourcing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vijay Gurbaxani

Kiron Ravindran, PhD 2010
First Placement: IE Business School in Madrid
Dissertation Title: Governance Mechanisms in Information Technology Outsourcing
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vijay Gurbaxani

Jui Ramaprasad, PhD 2009
First Placement: McGill University
Dissertation Title: Online Social Influence and Consumer Choice: Evidence from the Music Industry
Dissertation Chair: Professor Sanjeev Dewan

Zhizhong Zhou, PhD 2008
First Placement: Dartmouth College
Dissertation Title: Essays on Competitive Technology Strategies: Lock-In Strategy, Software Design Strategy, and B2B Supply Chain Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vidyanand Choudhary

Marketing

Duygu Akdevelioglu, PhD 2018
First Placement: Rochester Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Consumer Ties in Social Media Networks
Dissertation Chair: Professor Alladi Venkatesh

Federico Bumbaca, PhD 2018
First Placement: University of Colorado-Boulder
Dissertation Title: Scalable Target Marketing: Distributed Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Bayesian Hierarchical Models
Dissertation Chair: Professor Imran Currim

Ji-Hung Choi, PhD 2016
First Placement: Eastern Michigan University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Strategic Pricing and Quality Decisions
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Rajeev Tyagi, Professor Sreya Kolay

Lauren Louie, PhD 2015
First Placement: Woodbury University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Information Technology and Firms' Pricing Strategy
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Alladi Venkatesh, Professor Loraine Lau

Russ Nelson, PhD 2015
First Placement: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
Dissertation Title: Competitive Dynamics in New Markets: Measuring Innovation, Successful Strategies, and the Role of Social Media
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mary Gilly

Cecila Ruvalcaba, PhD 2015
First Placement: University of the Pacific
Dissertation Title: Market Legitimacy: An Investigation into the Legitimization of Hispanic Cultural Markets
Dissertation Chair: Professor Alladi Venkatesh

Hannah Oh, PhD 2014
First Placement: UT Rio Grande Valley
Dissertation Title: Asymmetric Effects of CSR Across Firms and Across Time: The Role of Marketing Intensity
Dissertation Chair: Professor Imran Currim

James Leonhardt, PhD 2013
First Placement: New Mexico State University
Dissertation Title: The Name-Control Effect in Consumer Judgment and Decision-Making
Dissertation Chair: Professor Connie Pechmann

Jesse Catlin, PhD 2012
First Placement: Washington State University
Dissertation Title: I Don't Know What's In It, But I Think It Will Make Me Feel Better: Consumer Use of Brands and Active Ingredients to Make Medication Decisions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Connie Pechmann

Jennifer Cordero, PhD 2012
First Placement: MILA Research and Advisory
Dissertation Title: International Market Segmentation as Practice
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Mary Gilly, Professor Martha Feldman

Yeong Seon Kang, PhD 2012
First Placement: University of Seoul
Dissertation Title: Essays on Marketing Strategy: Quality Competition, Distribution Channel Structure, and Downsizing
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Rajeev Tyagi, Professor Sreya Kolay

Todd Pezzuti, PhD 2012
First Placement: University of Chile
Dissertation Title: The James Dean Effect: Understanding the Appeal of an Inexpressive Appearance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Connie Pechmann

Kristen San Jose-Schiele, PhD 2012
First Placement: Woodbury University
Dissertation Title: How Subcultures from Group Identity Through Reclamation: Case of Commodification in Japan
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Alladi Venkatesh, Professor John Graham

Ofer Mintz, PhD 2011
First Placement: Louisiana State University
Dissertation Title: What Drives Managerial Use of Marketing and Financial Metrics and Does Metric Use Impact Performance of Marketing Activities?
Dissertation Chair: Professor Imran Currim

Dante Pirouz, PhD 2010
First Placement: University of Western Ontario Ivey Business School
Dissertation Title: The Dark Side of Product Attachment: Reactivity of Non-Users and Users to Addictive Product Advertising
Dissertation Chair: Professor Connie Pechmann

Burcak Ertimur, PhD 2009
First Placement: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Consumer-Generated Advertising on Corporate Reputation and Brand Image
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mary Gilly

Steven Chen, PhD 2009
First Placement: California State University, Fullerton
Dissertation Title: Worlds of Design: Design Culture, Design Orientation and Problem Solving
Dissertation Chair: Professor Alladi Venkatesh

Samantha Cross, PhD 2009
First Placement: Iowa State University
Dissertation Title: Conflict, Compromise and Consensus: A Deeper Look at Consumer Roles, Patterns and Preferences in Culturally Diverse Families
Dissertation Chair: Professor Mary Gilly

Lawrence Brennan Davis, PhD 2008
First Placement: Asuza Pacific University
Dissertation Title: Geographic Placement, Sociability and Consumption: Fast-Food Placement Around Schools and Youth Obesity
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Imran Currim, Professor Connie Pechmann

Rishika-Ramkumar Rishika, PhD 2008
First Placement: Texas A&M
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Store Brand Introduction on Quantity Discounts: A Structural Model Using Aggregate Retail Data
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rajeev Tyagi

Liangyan Wang, PhD 2008
First Placement: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dissertation Title: Toward a Hierarchy of Reference Group Messages: Distinguishing the Effects of Informational, Value-Expressive, and Utilitarian Reference Groups
Dissertation Chair: Professor Connie Pechmann

Operations & Decision Technologies

Seyed Vahid Nourbakhsh, PhD 2018
First Placement: Wayfair
Dissertation Title: Routing Dynamics: Optimization, Measurement, and Applications
Dissertation Chair: Professor John Turner

Jiaru Bai, PhD 2017
First Placement: Binghamton University
Dissertation Title: Interdisciplinary Research in Operations Management: Applications in Healthcare, Retailing, and On-Demand Service Platforms
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Robin Keller, Professor Shuya Yin

Seyed Ali Hojjat, PhD 2016
First Placement: University of New Hampshire
Dissertation Title: New Models and Mechanisms for the Planning and the Allocation of Online Advertising
Dissertation Chair: Professor John Turner

Yuhong He, PhD 2014
First Placement: Clemson University
Dissertation Title: Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Game Theory Models in Supply Chain Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Shuya Yin

Candice Huynh, PhD 2014
First Placement: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dissertation Title: Risk Attributes in the Supply Chain, Proxy Attributes, and Consumption
Dissertation Chair: Professor Robin Keller

James Cao, PhD 2012
First Placement: University of Saskatchewan
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Demand Management
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rick So

Wenting Pan, PhD 2012
First Placement: St. Mary's College
Dissertation Title: Optimal Operational Strategies for an Assembly System Under Supply Uncertainty
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rick So

Yitong Wang, PhD 2011
First Placement: Tsinghua University
Dissertation Title: Decision Research on Time, Risk, and Ambiguity
Dissertation Chair: Professor Robin Keller

Jay Simon, PhD 2009
First Placement: Naval Post Graduate School
Dissertation Title: Cross-Disciplinary Analyses Using Multi-Attribute Utility Theory
Dissertation Chair: Professor Robin Keller

Tianjun Feng, PhD 2008
First Placement: Fundan University
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Supplier Management
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Robin Keller, Professor Fuqiang Zhang

Shaoxuan Liu, PhD 2008
First Placement: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Uncertain Supply on Marketing and Inventory Decisions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Rick So

Organization & Management

Harsh Jha, PhD 2017
First Placement: New Castle University Business School
Dissertation Title: Meaning Construction and Strategic Action During Transformational Change in an Established Professional Field
Dissertation Chair: Professor Gerardo Okhuysen

Konrad Jamro, PhD 2016
First Placement: University of Massachusetts
Dissertation Title: The Role of Cultural Values and System Justification in the Relation Between Income Inequality and Generalized Trust
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jone Pearce

Sang-Joon Kim, PhD 2014
First Placement: University of California, Irvine
Dissertation Title: The Role of Technological Systems in Community Creation: Emergence of the Nanotechnology Community, 1959-2004
Dissertation Chair: Professor Claudia Bird Schoonhoven

Kimberly McCarthy, PhD 2014
First Placement: San Diego State University and California State University, San Marcos
Dissertation Title: Is E-Rudeness at Work Contagious? The Impact of Rude
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jone Pearce

Laura Huang, PhD 2013
First Placement: University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation Title: A Test of the Impact of Gut Feel on Entrepreneurial Investment Decisions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jone Pearce

Kenji Klein, PhD 2012
First Placement:St. Mary's College
Dissertation Title: Institutional Change in the Face of Resistance: Identify, Entrepreneurship, and Opportunity Cascades
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Jone Pearce, Professor Christine Beckman

Dana McDaniel, PhD 2011
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: Energy at Work: A Multinational, Cross-Situational Investigation of Relational Energy
Dissertation Chairs: Professor Jone Pearce, Professor Cristina Gibson

Anitza Ross Grubb, PhD 2011
First Placement: Boston College
Dissertation Title: Injustice, Anger, and Revenge: An Examination of Emotion on Revenge-Based Unethical Behaviors
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jone Pearce

Renee Rottner, PhD 2011
First Placement: New York University
Dissertation Title: The Life of a Project: Accomplishing Legitimacy in Sustained Innovation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Christine Beckman

Rebekah Dibble, PhD 2010
First Placement: Thunderbird School of Management
Dissertation Title: Collaboration for the Common Good: An Examination of Internal and External Adjustment
Dissertation Chair: Professor Cristina Gibson

Alaka Rao, PhD 2008
First Placement: San Jose State University
Dissertation Title: Global Outsourcing Relationships: Testing the Effects of Culture and Market Pressures on Outsourcing Performance
Dissertation Chair: Professor Jone Pearce

Taryn Lyn Stanko, PhD 2008
First Placement: University of Oregon
Dissertation Title: From Scout Leader to Business Leader: How Participation in Multiple Roles Shapes Behavior at Work
Dissertation Chair: Professor Christine Beckman

Strategy

Joern Kleinhaus, PhD 2018
First Placement: Chapman University
Dissertation Title: Effects of Reputation and Status in the High-Quality Wine Industry
Dissertation Chair: Professor Philip Bromiley

Thomas Steinberger, PhD 2017
First Placement: TBA
Dissertation Title: Organization Beyond Firm Boundaries: Routines, Capabilities and Design
Dissertation Chair: Professor Margarethe Wiersema

Scott Mitchell, PhD 2015
First Placement: University of Kansas
Dissertation Title: Strategic Pricing Decisions: An Empirical Investigation of Cognitive and Organizational Influences on Spatial Competitive Interactions
Dissertation Chair: Professor Philip Bromiley

Joshua Hernsberger, PhD 2013
First Placement: University of Western Kentucky
Dissertation Title: The Role of Status in Executive Succession and Imitation
Dissertation Chair: Professor Margarethe Wiersema

Joseph Beck, PhD 2010
First Placement: Shippensburg University
Dissertation Title: Corporate Diversification Strategy and Divestment Using Integrated TCE-RBV Theoretical Framework
Dissertation Chair: Professor Margarethe Wiersema

Mark Washburn, PhD 2009
First Placement: California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation Title: Managing External Aspirations: Examining How Executives Influence Stock Market Analyst Forecasts
Dissertation Chair: Professor Philip Bromiley