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- 1Akkoc, Ali Utku
- 1Al-Haji, Ahmad
- 1Alanis, Ramon
- 1Amerongen, Loretta Mary.
- 1Anderson, Clarence Glen.
- 1Andrews, Julian.
- 3Consolidation and merger of corporations
- 2Business cycle
I study whether the greater scalability of intangible assets results in a positive relation between firms’ use of intangible assets and shareholders’ perception of the permanence of earnings innovations (the earnings response coefficient or ERC). After documenting that ERCs increase with the use...
Not Just Small Potatoes: Social Partnerships as Relational Spaces that Bridge Social Movements and Organizational ChangeDownload
Social movements are a key source of novel practices that challenge the status quo and provoke organizational and institutional change. Sweeping narratives of exogenous social movement influenced change (e.g. protests, demonstrations, media attacks) have been complemented, more recently, by...
This thesis examines the impact of billionaires on their firms, equity markets and their countries’ economies. In Chapter 2, I use a hand-collected dataset of billionaire wealth from 1986 to 2015 and document that billionaire wealth over GDP has been increasing substantially around the world. As...
This dissertation consists of three essays in the field of external financing. In Chapter 1, I explore how excess proceeds that arise from the capital-raising process during firms’ IPOs affect firms’ long-term performance. I document that there are often substantial differences between the filing...
This thesis consists of three essays linking institutional quality and finance. The first essay shows that the positive relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and firm value is stronger for firms located in countries with higher levels of individualism. I posit that firm-level...
The Minimal-Interactivity Effect: The Role of Thought Speed in the Consumption of Digital ExperiencesDownload
In this dissertation, I study the power of minimal interactivity—defined as a single simple action that exercises control during a consumption experience—to affect evaluations and media consumption decisions. I argue that, in contrast to passivity, even when consumers navigate online at low...
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most commonly adopted voluntary standard for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures. Yet, notably, claims of GRI adoption are not subject to any mandatory enforcement mechanisms. Thus, I investigate whether the GRI is an effective...
Three Studies on Cultural Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding: We’ve Got Your Back, The Legitimacy Threshold Revisited, and Four Pathways Towards Cultural ResonanceDownload
The primary goal of this doctoral thesis is to advance knowledge on the processes by which entrepreneurial actors gain and maintain the support of their audiences, such as resource providers. Theoretically, my research contributes to the growing body of work on the cultural dynamics of...
How Can an Oppressed Social Group Gain the Right to Participate in a Field : An Investigation of First Nations in the Canadian Gambling FieldDownload
Prior research on organizational fields has suggested that the arrival of new actors is an important exogenous source of field change, as it can trigger the transformation of field boundaries, governance, and the distribution of power and interests. However, a majority of studies tend to focus on...
Swearwords are taboo words that are potentially offensive. However, they are used prevalently— and increasingly—online, suggesting that they are a useful communication tool. Prior work does not provide a comprehensive examination of how, why, or when swearwords might positively or negatively...