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Congratulations! Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences from Summer and Fall 2017

Posted October 17, 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 2017.

Thesis Defences

Hao LuoFinanceThree Essays on Asset PricingRonald Balvers
Jennifer MieleFinanceThree Essays in Behavioral and Corporate FinanceRichard Deaves
Jia LiuFinanceAdvancing Financial Market Volatility Measurement and ForecastingJohn Maheu
Sophia (Liufang) YaoManagement ScienceThree Essays on Product Recall Decision OptimizationMahmut Parlar
Mohamed AbouzahraInformation SystemsExploring the Continuous Use of Knowledge-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems and its Relationship with Knowledge TransitionJoseph Tan
Raymond ChiuMOBHRBeliefs that Matter: Workplace Religiousness and Spirituality Across CulturesRick Hackett
Saeed ShekariMarketingProduct Performance and Contracts in Multi-component System Industries: Theory and EvidenceSourav Ray
Yi LiuAccountingThree Essays in Bank Financial ReportingJustin Jin

Thesis Proposal Defences

Afif NassifMOBHRHeterogeneity and Centrality of “Dark Personality” Within Teams, the Emergence of Shared Leadership, and Team Performance: Test of a Moderated-Mediated ModelRick Hackett
Farhad SadehMarketingThree Essays on Voluntary Disclosure of Performance Metrics in Marketing ChannelsManish Kacker
Javier Mella BarahonaFinanceThree Essays on Partisan Politics and Stock ReturnsRonald Balvers
Kamran EshghiMarketingDistribution Channel Conflict: Implications for Channel Governance, and PerformanceSourav Ray
Morteza MashayekhyInformation SystemsDeveloping Social Capital Through Using Professionally-Oriented Social Network Sites: An Integrative ModelMilena Head
Nicole O’BrienInformation SystemsHow does Social Networking Sites (SNS) Usage by Older Adults Reduce Loneliness?Yufei Yuan
Samira FarivarInformation SystemsUnderstanding Human Biases in Decision MakingYufei Yuan
Sepideh EbrahimiInformation SystemsDemographic Transparency to Combat Data Analytics Discriminatory RecommendationsKhaled Hassanein
Seyed Davod HosseiniManagement ScienceAnalytical Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management for Railroad Transportation of Hazardous MaterialsManish Verma
Seyed Pouyan EslamiInformation SystemsUnderstanding Users’ Acting on Data Analytics Recommendations: An Agent-Principal PerspectiveKhaled Hassanein

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

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