Dept. of Business Administration
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The duality of corporate political activity: impact of institutions on lobbying and campaign contributions (2015-10-13)Corporations actively engage in the public policy process to manage the influence of the state and public policy. The pervasive role of corporations and their money in politics has caused controversies and discussion about ...
"Going against the flow": the effects of dynamic orientational metaphors on consumer choice and persuasion (2015-08-31)Past research shows that bodily experiences can activate concepts to which they are metaphorically linked and can influence judgments in other unrelated domains. Although some studies have focused on experiences that have ...
(2015-07-15)We are in a state of overshoot; the human population today consumes natural resources at a rate that exceeds what the planet can sustainably provide in the long term (Meadows et al., 2004). Two key causes of this overshoot ...
(2015-07-15)Much of the contemporary management literature on modularity implicitly assumes that increased product modularity is associated with advantageous increases in organizational modularity. Known as the “mirroring hypothesis,” ...
Relational strategy, business scope, and firm performance: evidence from supplier-client relationships in knowledge-based services (2015-06-18)This dissertation examines the implications on the performance and business scope of knowledge-based service firms (“suppliers”) that build deeply embedded exchange relationships with their clients. Prior research in the ...