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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

Name Field Title Supervisor
Hao Luo Finance Three Essays on Asset Pricing Ronald Balvers
Jennifer Miele Finance Three Essays in Behavioral and Corporate Finance Richard Deaves
Jia Liu Finance Advancing Financial Market Volatility Measurement and Forecasting John Maheu
Sophia (Liufang) Yao Management Science Three Essays on Product Recall Decision Optimization Mahmut Parlar
Mohamed Abouzahra Information Systems Exploring the Continuous Use of Knowledge-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems and its Relationship with Knowledge Transition Joseph Tan
Raymond Chiu MOBHR Beliefs that Matter: Workplace Religiousness and Spirituality Across Cultures Rick Hackett
Saeed Shekari Marketing Product Performance and Contracts in Multi-component System Industries: Theory and Evidence Sourav Ray
Yi Liu Accounting Three Essays in Bank Financial Reporting Justin Jin

Thesis Proposal Defences

Name Field Title Supervisor
Afif Nassif MOBHR Heterogeneity and Centrality of “Dark Personality” Within Teams, the Emergence of Shared Leadership, and Team Performance: Test of a Moderated-Mediated Model Rick Hackett
Farhad Sadeh Marketing Three Essays on Voluntary Disclosure of Performance Metrics in Marketing Channels Manish Kacker
Javier Mella Barahona Finance Three Essays on Partisan Politics and Stock Returns Ronald Balvers
Kamran Eshghi Marketing Distribution Channel Conflict: Implications for Channel Governance, and Performance Sourav Ray
Morteza Mashayekhy Information Systems Developing Social Capital Through Using Professionally-Oriented Social Network Sites: An Integrative Model Milena Head
Nicole O’Brien Information Systems How does Social Networking Sites (SNS) Usage by Older Adults Reduce Loneliness? Yufei Yuan
Samira Farivar Information Systems Understanding Human Biases in Decision Making Yufei Yuan
Sepideh Ebrahimi Information Systems Demographic Transparency to Combat Data Analytics Discriminatory Recommendations Khaled Hassanein
Seyed Davod Hosseini Management Science Analytical Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management for Railroad Transportation of Hazardous Materials Manish Verma
Seyed Pouyan Eslami Information Systems Understanding Users’ Acting on Data Analytics Recommendations: An Agent-Principal Perspective Khaled Hassanein

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

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