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    • Essays on the role of location in strategy 

      Furman, Jeffrey L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the role of location in fundamental issues in strategy and international management. The first essay estimates the locus of profitability in four OECD countries and ...
    • Essays on the theory of financial innovation 

      Å hashi, Kazuhiko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Essays on the very invisible college : global science and African participation 

      Fry, Caroline Viola. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Despite globalization, innovative activities remain concentrated in a handful of high-income countries. Leveraging knowledge and resources in these locations through ties in the global network presents opportunities for ...
    • Essays on trades and security prices 

      Obizhaeva, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis consists of three chapters that investigate the complex relation between security prices and trades of market participants. In the first chapter, I study the evolution of stock prices after trades with different ...
    • Essays on transition challenges for alternative propulsion vehicles and transportation systems 

      Struben, Jeroen J. R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Technology transitions require the formation of a self-sustaining market through alignment of consumers' interests, producers' capabilities, infrastructure development, and regulations. In this research I develop a broad ...
    • Essays on uranium enrichment. 

      Charpie, Richard Alan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
    • Essays on variational inequalities and competitive supply chain models 

      Zaretsky, M. (Marina) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      In the first part of the thesis we combine ideas from cutting plane and interior point methods to solve variational inequality problems efficiently. In particular, we introduce "smarter" cuts into two general methods for ...
    • Essays on volatility and the division of innovative labor 

      Samel, Hiram M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Economic liberalization has brought a widespread belief that strengthening supply-side institutions is not only a necessary condition but also a sufficient one for economic and technological development. Yet uneven growth ...
    • Essays on volunteer mobilization in peer production 

      Hill, Benjamin Mako, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Although some examples of Internet-based collaborative "peer production" -- like Wikipedia and Linux -- build large volunteer communities and high-quality information goods, the vast majority of attempts at peer production ...
    • Essays on workplace practices in different institutional settings 

      Yang, Duanyi,Ph. D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      This dissertation consists of three essays investigating how organizational policies operate within different institutional contexts and in the face of migration, demographic shifts, and globalization. The first essay ...
    • Establish methodology for estimating process performance capability during the design phase for biopharmaceutical processes 

      Sangari, Rashmeet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      It is highly desirable to apply a systematic methodology in order to measure, improve and ensure robust process performance during process development (PD) for biopharmaceutical processes. Designing a standardized approach ...
    • Establishing a successful biomedical research institute : the story of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 

      Kong, Hwai-Loong, 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Biomedical research is enjoying its golden era. It promises improvements to human health in the near future. The field is witnessing a brisk inflow of human and financial capital. In an attempt to capitalize on this growth, ...
    • Establishing a virtual manufacturing environment for military robots 

      Andersen, Ryan J. (Ryan John) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Recent advances in the robotics industry have given the military an opportunity to capitalize on industry's innovation. Not only has core robotics technology improved but robotics manufacturing technology has also made ...
    • Establishing an inventory management process to meet high customer service levels in a vaccines organization 

      Wonsowicz, Johanna Christine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Inventory management is a complex aspect of Supply Chain Management that is frequently discussed and debated due to the fact that it has a high impact on customer satisfaction as well as financial performance. This thesis ...
    • Establishment of a novel Pichia Pastoris host production platform 

      Coleman, Ellen(Ellen M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The Cell Line Development group at Amgen is responsible for manufacturing and optimizing the cell lines utilized in production of Amgen's biologic drug portfolio. Traditionally, these cell lines are produced from mammalian ...
    • Estimating demand for liquid assets 

      Sastry, Parinitha(Parinitha R.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      This paper proposes a simple structural model to study substitution patterns within the class of safe and liquid assets at the extreme short-end of the yield curve (maturity <1YR). I estimate the demand system by exploiting ...
    • Estimating peer effects in networked panel data 

      Rock, Daniel Ian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      After product adoption, consumers make decisions about continued use. These choices can be influenced by peer decisions in networks, but identifying causal peer influence effects is challenging. Correlations in peer behavior ...
    • Estimating the true extent of air traffic delays 

      El Alj, Yasmine, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Most air traffic delay measures assess delays relative to schedule. Over the past decades, however, airline schedules have been adjusted to take into account airspace congestion and yield better on-time performance. In ...
    • Estimating yield curve noise 

      Abrahams, Michael (Michael G.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In this paper, I explore methods for estimating noise in the yield curve. I evaluate optimization methods for fitting yield curves using the Nelson-Siegel model where recommendations in the literature remain unclear. I ...
    • Estimation of system assembly and test manufacturing yields through product complexity normalization 

      Olivella Sierra, Andrés (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco) has recently adopted Six Sigma as the main platform to drive quality improvements in its manufacturing operations. A key component of the improvement strategy is the ability to define appropriate ...