Significant Dissertations

[doctorate in business]
Selected Doctoral Dissertations
Demonstrating Research Capability 

Dissertations of students and graduates contribute to theoretical knowledge and managerial practice. In addition, they demonstrate the knowledge and skill that doctoral candidates acquire and develop throughout the program as well as their dedication to continuous learning and development.

Below is a partial list of recent dissertation titles. The list is long, and some of the dissertations were completed some time ago, to provide you with a sense of the range of topics, issues, and approaches studied by doctoral candidates.

Steven B. Adams, Retrenchment, Organizational Slack, and Shareholder Wealth, 2008.

Michael A. Allocca, Innovation Speed in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, 2003.

Pauline Assenza, The Identity Salience and Self-Determination of Professionals: Implications for the Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education, 2010.

Mohamed A. Awad, Problem Identification Process in Organizations: An Empirical Study in Banks, Hospitals, and Manufacturing Organizations, 1991.

Areeg I. Barakat, The Impact of Ethnic Identity and Religiosity on the Consumption and Shopping Behaviors of Arab Americans, 2012.

Steven E. Bear, The Impact of Organizational Context on the Willingness to Be a Mentor, 2012.

Lawrence M. Bellman, Using Personality Traits to Predict Communication Technology Use in the Home, 1998.

Galit Ben-Joseph, The Effect of Family Responsibilities on Working Mothers in Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Academia, 2012.

Mary E. Brownell, The Effect of a Branded Ingredient Strategy on Overall Attitudes Towards a Brand Extension, 1994.

Chung-Cheng Chang, The U.S. Airline Industry, The Financial Effect of Deregulation, 1993.

Tyzz-Yun Chen, An Examination of Banks' Internal Processes for Estimating Allowance for Loan Losses, 2004.

Claudie J. Chereau, Ethanol in the U.S. Energy Mix: The Business of Ethanol and its Environment, 2009.

Zenon Christodoulou, Community Dependence Based Model of Family Business Succession, 2010.

Michael Dennis Cole, Marketing Consequences of Technology Enabled Consumer Collaboration with Products, 2010.

Donna A Cristo, What Makes a Spinoff or Equity Carveout Successful? And Is the Parent Better Off after the Divestiture?, 2003.

Ying Cui, First-Day Underpricing and Aftermarket Performance of Initial Public Offerings across the Business Cycle, 2002.

William G. Cummings, Market Reaction to the Securities and Exchange Commission's Adoption of Regulation Fair Disclosure, 2006.

Samuel M. Danzis, A Comparative Analysis of Global Credit Insurance and its Effects on Business, 2008.

Alex M. David, The Rise in Black Women Business Owners, 1997-2001, 2009.

George L. DeFeis, Strategic Alliance Renewal as Related to Alliance Partner Outcome and Customer Goal Achievement: A Proposed Framework, 2013.

James A DiGabriele, An Empirical Investigation of Court Preferences for the Valuation of Closely Held Companies, 2006.

Dennis M. Dillon, An Empirical Investigation of Goodwill Impairment Indicators in the Framework of FASB No. 141 and FASB No. 142, 2004.

Frank J. DiMeglio, Economic Democracy: Emerging Determinants of Economic and Social Prosperity, 2004.

Moustapha M. Diop, The Effects of R&D Intensity and Financial Approaches Used in R&D Management on Innovation Results and Profitability Potential Achieved in Different Industry Environments: Towards Accounting for R&D Costs in an Economic Value Based Framework, 1995.

Noel D. Engels, The Categorization Effect and the Mature American Shopper, 2011.

Arthur J. Enright, Searching for Chaotic Components in Financial Time Series, 1992.

Michael Esposito, The Impact of the New Emerging Technical Subfields on Business: A Study of the Consumer Magazine Industry, 2010.

J. Thomas Failla, Building on the Theory of Planned Behavior: Moderator Effects on Intentions and Actions in the Purchase of Environmentally Preferred Products, 2008.

Jianing Fang, An Empirical Investigation of the Efficient Stock Market Hypothesis, 2006.

Tseng-Chang Fann, The Competitive Advantages of The Toyota Motor Corporation: Integrating Theory into a Profitability Model, 2009.

Andrew P. Feldstein, The Establishment Brand as Straw Man: Oppositional Brand Loyalty and Online Brand Community Dynamics, 2008.

Thomas C. Finnerty, Drivers of Inaccurate Inventory at Retail Using the Seemingly Unrelated Regression Model, 2006.

Melvyn E. Fisher, Effects of Product Involvement in Celebrity Endorser Print Advertising, 1994.

James M. Fornaro, Corporate Accountability: Voluntary Reporting on Management's Responsibilities over Financial Reporting, 2002.

Andrew A. Forte, Antecedents to and Outcomes of the Family Founder Withdrawal Decision, 2009.

Michael Friedman, The Impact of Direct-to-Customer Prescription Drug Marketing on Pharmaceutical Industry Stakeholders, 2006.

James W. Gabberty, Do Trade Deficits Matter and If So, Will China's Trade Deficit Inflict the Same Damage to the U.S. Economy as the persistent Japanese Trade Deficit?—Determinants from a Macroeconomic Perspective, 2003.

Robert Goehrke, The Relationships of Q Ratings to Ohanian’s Source Credibility Model, 2002.

Donald R. Goeltz, External Exploration Portfolio Characteristics and Firm Performance, 2011.

Guldem Gokcek, Measurement of Brand Equity: a Cross-Discipline Study, 2001.

Marsha Gordon, The Role of Trust and Power in Not-for-Profit Governance: Effective Utilization of the Social Network for Organizational Benefit, 2006.

Edward W. Gore, Process Improvement and Reengineering, a Comparison, 1997.

Carmine A. Grande, Utilizing Marketing Research to Increase Fund Raising Efficiency of Hospitals in Erie County New York, 1997.

James A. Griesemer, A Field Study of the Impact of ISO 9001 on Software Development in the United States, 1999.

Andre Guimaraes, The Life Cycle of Open Source Software Projects: An Empirical Examination, 2008.

Edward Hannsen, Market Transaction Costs and Firm's IT Outsourcing Decisions, 2008.

Roberta M. Harris, A Study of Differences in Cultural Value Orientation among the General U.S. Market, U.S. Chinese, and U.S. Indian Consumers and their Affect on the Predictive Power of the Mental Budgeting Model of Consumer Choice and Buying Behavior, 2009.

David O. Hartman, Assessing the Effects of Coaching on Organizational Learning, 2011.

Shelia A. Healy, The Effects of Gender and Perception on Entrepreneurship, 2012.

Edward J. Heresniak, Data Processing Industry as A Model for the Telecommunications Industry: Certain Aspects of Computer and Telecommunications Equipment Acquisition, 1990.

Barbara A. Hillenbrand, Trade Creation, Trade Diversion, and Comparative Advantage in the European Union Prior to and after Adoption of the Euro Currency, 2005.

Nakato Hirakubo, A Comparative Study of Japanese and U.S. Buyer-Supplier Relationships: The Case of Electronic Components Procurement, 1995.

Lorene H. Hiris, A Daily Inflation Index, 1992.

Thomas C. Holcombe, Optimizing R & D Working Order with Dynamic Programming, 1991.

Pazel G. Jackson, Innovation during a Period of Banking Crisis: A Top Management's Role in Strategic Planning the Case of Chemical Bank, 2009.

Panayiotis Kefalas, Global Strategic Alliances: Their Nature and Valuation Effect on Shareholders' Wealth, 1994.

Hakyun Kim, Applying Fuzzy Logic to Managerial Decision Making: Estimating Price/Earnings Ratio Using Fuzzy Linear Regression Analysis, 1994.

Colleen P. Kirk, Consuming Concepts: The Hedonic and Utilitarian Effects of Perceived Interactivity in a Digital Information Products Context, 2012.

Erich A. Knehans, Corporate Governance and the Relationship to Shareholder Risk and Returns, 2009.

Richard N. LaRocca, The Causes and Consequences of Political and Socio-Economic Determinants of Corruption around the World, 2012.

Janet Lenaghan, The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Work-Family Conflict, and Well-being rrom a Human Resource Management Perspective, 2005.

Yingshing P. Lin, The Economic Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Taiwanese Multinational Enterprises, 1996.

Samuel H. Lloyd, Corporate Culture and its Relationship to Participation and Job Satisfaction, 1995.

Doris A. Lombard, The Effects of Strategic Bankruptcy and Contingent Liabilities on the Performance of Bankruptcy Prediction Models, 1998.

Paul H. Loseby, An Evaluation of Employment Security Practices and Their Relationship to Financial and Employee Performance, 1990.

Bridget M. Lyons, A Corporate Stakeholder Framework to Facilitate the Identification and Incorporation of Environmental Impacts into Capital Investment Decisions, 2000.

Ifeanyi E. Madu, Robust Design Plan and Regression Meta-model for a Maintenance Float Policy, 1996.

Richard L. Mahee, Can the Right Kind of Commitment Increase Knowledge Sharing?, 2006.

Thomas D. Marshall, Sports Sponsorship: Understanding the Influences Affecting Sponsor Awareness in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry, 2006.

Robert K. McClean, Measuring Service Quality, Price, and Overall Customer Satisfaction and Their Effect on Customer Retention and Referral in the Deregulated Electric Energy Industry, 2002.

Lynn M. McCrum, An Assessment of Energy Related Land Use and its Relationships with Social, Economic and Environmental Objectives of Municipalities, 1990.

Scott P. McGregor, Value Relevance of Embedded Value for Life Insurers, 2007.

Patrick J. McGuigan, Professionalism and the Constraint on Strategic Choice: An Examination of the Insurance Industry, 2009.

Cathleen A. McQuillen, Impact of Board Composition on Forming Strategic Alliances for Sustainability and Social Responsibility Ratings, 2011.

Bernard McSherry, A Private Sector Response to Rising Systematic Risk: The Formation of the New York Stock Exchange Clearing House in 1892, 2012.

Robert H. Meehan, Competitive Strategy and the Design of Strategic Business Unit General Manager Compensation Systems, 1997.

Kenneth S. Mias, The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Using the Competing Values Framework, 2010.

Dorothy Minkus-McKenna, Evolution of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Transitional Economies, 2003.

Kevin R. Mirabile, The Implication of Incentives, Discretion, and Operating Environment on Hedge Fund Performance from 2000 to 2010, 2013.

Richard J. Monahan, An Empirical Examination of Market Orientation, Learning Orientation, and Business Performance in the Hospital Industry, 2002.

Allen D. Morton, An Empirical Investigation of Initial Public Offering Aftermarket Returns, 1993.

Douglas L Nay, An Empirical Study of the Effects of Enterprise Solutions of Profitability and Internationalization, 2003.

Carmine Nogara, Corporate Discretion on R&D and Earnings Management, 2009.

Peter O'Reilly, Measuring the Effectiveness of Purchasing Departments through the Eyes of Internal Customers, 1997.

Vincent J. Orrico, A Classification of Fund Flows for the Purpose of Forecasting under Multiple Risks, 1992.

Jayanta Pandit, Corporate Focus and Tracking Stocks, 2002.

John Paul, The Impact of Fraud-Based Legal Rulings on Discretionary Accrual Policies, 2008.

Catherine M. Petersen, A Study of the Differentiation of the Maintenance Dimension of Intra-Group Interactive Processes, 2007.

William G. Pope, The Use of Computer Conferencing as an Organization Knowledge Transfer Tool, 2001.

David T. Puskar, Investigation of Underwriting Fees for Asset-Backed Securities, 2008.

Alfred P. Quinton, Involvement and Diversity: A Dual Component Measure of International Diversification, 1993.

Jeffrey L. Repace, The Influence of Perceived Brand Age and Consumers’ Cognitive Age upon
Their Acceptance of New Products
, 2010.

Charles W. Richardson, Ethnicity or Nationality? A Cross Cultural Extension of the Animosity Model of Foreign Product Purchase, 2009.

Mary Tone Rodgers, Interactions between the Financial Markets and the Banking System in the Panic of 1907, 2011.

Gerard R. San Antonio, An Assessment of the Implementation of Computer Industry Value Added Reseller Information Support Services, 1997.

Bernard J. Schumacher, Organizational Response to Exogenous Environmental Shocks: The Role of Professional Associations in the Theorization and Adoption of Professional Standards of Practice, 2007.

Patricia E. Scipio, The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Section 404—Material Weaknesses in Internal Controls on Restatements of Financial Statements, 2012.

Carol J. Scovotti, The Online Retailing Decision: Development and Testing of the SIRFS Model, 2001.

Joseph V. Scuralli, Interaction of Country-of-Origin Effects and Perceived Risk in a Capital Equipment Setting, 1996.

Thomas K. Shu, Testing the Difference Between Good and Bad Agents-Real Opinions, Agency Costs in Corporate Governance, 2003.

Stephen S. Sienko, An Analysis of yhe Job Perceptions, Experiences, Growth Needs and Satisfactions of Permanent and Contingent Workers, 1994.

Alan J. Smagler, Integration and the Development of Leader-Member Exchange in Mixed-Gender versus Same-Gender Dyads, 2010.

Earl P. Spencer, The Benefits of Event Sponsorship: Audience Involvement a Key, 2000.

Edmund E. Sperry, Option Pricing Methodology Applied to the Capital Structure of the Firm, 2010.

K. Morris Speter, A Paradigm for Change: The Diffusion of Innovation Theory and the Cellular Industry, 1995.

Theodosia B. Streets, The Workplace Experience of Professional Women of Color: The Bicultural Gap, 2011.

Peter E. Swift, The Organizational Learning Impact of Job Rotation in the Marketing and Sales Functions of Business to Consumer Firms, 2010.

Barbara E. Tarasovich, The Impact of Patent Cliffs on Acquisition Activity: An Empirical Investigation within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries, 2011.

Daniel Terfassa, Managerial Ownership Concentration and Firm Financial and Investment Policies: An Empirical Analysis, 1998.

Lanze J. Thompson, The Impact of Globalization on Industry Consolidation through Mergers and Acquisitions, 2002.

Chou-I Tsai, Takeovers of Publicly and Privately Held Targets: A Closer Examination of Bidder Returns in Cash Offers, 2002.

Ching Hue Tsay, Fair Value Measurement Risks and REITs during the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis, 2010.

Tae Yun Um, Corporate Competitiveness in Global Markets and the Evolution of Korean Corporations toward Globalization, 1992.

David L. Von Kleeck, Evolutionary Parameter Optimization of Knowledge-Based Financial Index Trading Systems, 2000.

Wesley W. Von Schack, Systematic Management of Corporate Change and Adaptability under Economic, Social, Political and Regulatory Change: A Case Study of Duquesne Light Company, 1990.

William J. Watko, The Non-Linear Effect of Operational Hedging on Cash Flow Volatility for Multinational Firms, 2005.

Shai Y. Weil, Religion and its Relation to Business and Economics: MENAs Countries' View Towards the FDI Flow, 2009.

Albert D. Widman, A Comparison of the Attitudes of Public Pension Sponsors and Corporate CEOs Regarding Issues of Corporate Governance, 1997.

Kathryn L. Woodbury, First Mover Advantage in Controlled Foreign Emerging Markets: Enablers and Moderators for Successful Entry, 2012.

Tzyy-Jeng Wu, FDIC Insurance, Regulatory Intervention, and Market Discipline: The Use of Subordinated Debt, 2003.

Albert D. Widman, A Comparison of the Attitudes of Public Pension Sponsors & Corporate CEOs Regarding Issues of Corporate Governance, 1997.

Douglas L. York, The Effects of Organizational Transformation via Major Expense Reduction or Performance Improvement Initiatives on the Management Style of Hospital Middle Management Personnel, 2013.

Oren Zahavi, The Creation of Economic Inventories as a Mechanism for Reducing High Oil Prices, 2007.

Alan Zimmerman, The Impact of Services Trade Barriers: A Case Study of The Insurance Industry, 1997.

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