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Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

Posted February 8, 2017

We would like to acknowledge the following students who successfully defended their thesis proposals or their thesis in the end of the summer and the fall of 2016.

Thesis Defences

Name Field Title Supervisor
Mike Dohan Information Systems The Importance of Healthcare Informatics Competencies (HICs) for Service Innovation in Paramedicine: A Mixed-Methods Investigation Joseph Tan
Hesam Shahriari Finance Three Essays in Industrial Organization, Law and Finance Trevor Chamberlain
Adam Stivers Finance Three Essays on Predicting the Equity Premium and Asset Returns Ron Balvers
MirHossein Tabatabaeilotfi MOBHR Poverty, Stress, and Happiness: Examining the Moderating Role of Psychological Capital on the Relation between Poverty and Happiness among Farmers and Fish Farmers in Ghana Rick Hackett
Alireza Tajbakhsh Management Science Sustainability In Supply Chains: Models and Metrics Elkafi Hassini


Thesis Proposal Defences

Name Field Title Supervisor
Jia Liu Finance Advancing Financial Market Volatility Measurement and Forecasting John Maheu
Megan Murphy MOBHR Mentor Effectiveness in Formal Mentoring Programs: Facilitating Psychological Contract Development and Maintenance Catherine Connelly
Fariba Nosrati Information Systems The Use of Digital Storytelling for Impression Management by City Cultural Organizations Brian Detlor
Azam Shamsi Finance Three Essays on Dynamic Density Estimation in Finance John Maheu
Sophia (Liufang) Yao Management Science Three Essays on Product Recall Decision Optimization Mahmut Parlar

Please join us in congratulating all of these students for reaching these important milestones!

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