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  • Severino Díaz, Felipe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics, examining the consequences of imperfect financial markets for households, small business and house prices. In the first chapter (co-authored with Meta ...
  • Whipple, Sean David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Utility infrastructures are constantly damaged by naturally occurring weather. Such damage results in customer service interruption and repairs are necessary to return the system to normal operation. In most cases these ...
  • Ching, Kenny Hwee Seong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation examines the conditions under which entrepreneurial firms are most apt to succeed. Besides grappling with the multiple strategic choices that they face, these firms also have to address the institutional ...
  • Ranganathan, Aruna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Essay 1 : Professionalization And Market Closure: The Case Of Plumbing In India. Professionalization has long been understood as a process of establishing market closure and monopoly control over work; however, in this ...
  • Duan, Tianzhou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Many digital goods also come on physical mediums, such as movies and games on discs. We investigate how the order of purchase (buying a digital copy of a good already owned in physical form or vice versa) and order of ...
  • Sells, Marc Eugene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis evaluates and then recommends improvements to the process used to correct errors found in the Boeing 787 final assembly operations, known as the corrective action process. The goal is to reduce the time and ...
  • Devani, Amal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This paper gauges the effect of physiological stress on time preference in the urban poor from informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Using a standardized psychosocial stress challenge (the Trier social stress test (TSST)) ...
  • Emani, Sriram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The handicraft industry is the second largest employer in rural India after agriculture, and has been the fastest-growing export growth sector since India's liberalization in 1991. Today, however, millions of artisans face ...
  • Colatat, Phech C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    My dissertation examines the social and organizational processes that influence the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis of ASD, as a research setting, presents a number of empirical puzzles which I ...
  • Li, Xitong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Many firms and individuals have been publishing data and services on the Web. It is necessary to develop advanced technology facilitating the use of Web data and services and to understand what impacts on firms and individuals ...
  • Zhang, Jiayin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The popular explanations of market bubbles, based on the classical economic assumption that market prices incorporate market participants' private valuations, argue that bubbles are caused by the collective delusion of ...
  • Beane, Matthew I. (Matthew Ian); Orlikowski, Wanda J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    What difference does robotic telepresence make to the management of ambiguity in distributed knowledge work? We examined this question in a post-surgical intensive care where remote medical workers struggled to coordinate ...
  • García, José M. (José Manuel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Zara introduces 10,000 new designs every year and distributes 5.2 million clothing articles per week to a network of over 1925 stores in more than 86 countries. Their high product mix and vast global network makes demand ...
  • Schrang, Oliver Stiles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    As the commoditization of the PC market erodes product margins, increasing emphasis is placed on cost optimization within the supply chain. One critical component of this is the financial impact of inventory policies and ...
  • Hughes, J. Jerome (Jermaine Jerome) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Theories of human capital investment, which emphasize encouraging and protecting investments in human capital, have become salient in rationalizing the adoption of firm asset-sharing and employee stakeholder arrangements, ...
  • Hu, Yu-Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This research shows that mating mindsets, which consumers commonly experience, can have a crucial impact on consumers' variety seeking tendencies. In two studies, we find that male consumers in a long-term mating mindset ...
  • Brookins, Benjamin David Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Since Keynes coined the term animal spirits economists have been debating what the real impact human psychology is on economic variables. The major challenge in identifying these effects is the close ties between negative ...
  • DiBenigno, Julia Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Scholars of work and occupations have long shown that asking members from different occupations to collaborate with one another is difficult because of differences in status, meanings, and expertise across occupational ...
  • Adeyeri, Modupe Oludare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Since starting in 1990, Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) has emerged as one of the strongest players in the African Banking space despite the challenging business climate. Firms operating in similar conditions - geographies, ...
  • Aicardi, Andrea (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Italy is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Food, arts, design and gorgeous landscapes contribute in making it a unique place that I am proud to call home. However, in the last two decades ...
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