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The latest news from the PhD department including student, faculty and alumni updates.

Congratulations! Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences from Summer and Fall 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 … Continue reading Congratulations! Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences from Summer and Fall 2017

Posted on October 17, 2017

Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng Successfully Defended Dissertation

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng‘s successful defence of her dissertation titled “A Systematic Analysis of Entrepreneurial Learning: Practice and Effects”. Elly was supervised by Benson Honig and her supervisory committee members were Vishwanath Baba and Willi Wiesner. Elly joined our PhD Program after completing McMaster’s Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation. … Continue reading Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng Successfully Defended Dissertation

Posted on February 10, 2017

Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

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 … Continue reading Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

Posted on February 8, 2017

Hesam Shahriari Defends Thesis

Come out and support PhD student Hesam Shahriari as he defends his Thesis titled “Three Essays in Industrial Organization, Law and Finance”.  Hesam will be defending his thesis on Friday, August 12th, at 10:00 a.m., in GH 212/B.  Hesam is a PhD student in the Finance field.  His supervisor is Trevor Chamberlain, and his supervisory committee consists of Ron Balvers and Jiaping Qiu.

Posted on August 12, 2016

Adam Stivers Defends Thesis

Come out and support PhD student Adam Stivers as he defends his Thesis titled “Three Essays on Predicting the Equity Premium and Asset Returns”.  Adam will be defending his thesis on Wednesday, August 17th, at 2:00 p.m., in GH 212/B.  Adam is a PhD student in the Finance field.  His supervisor is Ron Balvers and his supervisory committee consists of Rosemary Luo and Richard … Continue reading Adam Stivers Defends Thesis

Posted on August 11, 2016

Jia Liu Defends Thesis Proposal

Come out and support PhD student Jia Liu as he defends his Thesis proposal: “Advancing Financial Market Volatility Measurement and Forecasting.”  His proposal defence will take place on Wednesday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. in DSB505. Jia is currently a PhD student in the Finance field.  He is supervised by John Maheu and the members of his supervisory committee include Ron Balvers and Peter Miu.

Posted on August 8, 2016

Megan Murphy Defends Thesis Proposal

Come out and support PhD student Megan Murphy as she defends her Thesis proposal: “Mentor Effectiveness in Formal Mentoring Programs: Facilitating Psychological Contract Development and Maintenance.”  Her proposal defence will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. in DSB505. Megan is currently a PhD student in the MOBHR field.  She is supervised by Catherine Connelly, and the members of her supervisory committee include Aaron … Continue reading Megan Murphy Defends Thesis Proposal

Posted on July 27, 2016

Muhammad Kabir Successfully Defended Thesis Proposal

We are happy to announce that PhD student Muhammad Kabir has successfully defended his thesis proposal titled “Three Essays on Financial Reporting”.  Please join us in congratulating Muhammad for reaching this important milestone. Muhammad is a PhD student in the Accounting field.  Thanks go to his supervisor Khalid Nainar, and his supervisory committee members, Emad Mohammed and Jiaping Qiu.

Posted on July 26, 2016

Muhammad Kabir Defends Thesis Proposal

Come out and support PhD student Muhammad Kabir as he defends his Thesis proposal: “Three Essays on Financial Reporting.”  His proposal defence will take place on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30 a.m. in DSB505. Muhammad is currently a PhD student in the Accounting field.  He is supervised by Khalid Nainar, and the members of his supervisory committee include Emad Mohammed and Jiaping Qiu.

Posted on July 20, 2016

Anna Sadovnikova Successfully Defended Dissertation

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Anna Sadovnikova‘s successful defence of her dissertation titled “Fruits from the Tree of Sustainability –  Value Creation in Green Strategic Partnerships”.  Anna was supervised by Ashish Pujari and the two other members of her supervisory committee were Ken Deal and Manish Kacker. Anna is our first graduate from the Marketing … Continue reading Anna Sadovnikova Successfully Defended Dissertation

Posted on July 19, 2016
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