Dept. of Business Administration
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(2015-01-21)This dissertation consists of two essays on product positioning and social media. In chapter 1, I study how firms should compete with existing products by enhancing product attributes that are important to consumers. I ...
Environments, Transactions, and Organizational Practices: The Management and Performance of Real Estate Brokerage Firms (1993)A reconceptualization of the environment-organizational structure relationship is at the heart of this study. The poverty of the theoretical language used to articulate this relationship which has made it difficult for ...
Network Linkage and Organizational Transformation: A Longitudinal Study of the United States Mutual Fund Industry (1993)In this dissertation, I propose that federal network linkage, defined as the linking of organized entities to a common federation management, should have significant bearing on organizational transformation. Two contrasting ...
Cooperation for Competition: The Formation and Growth of &Quot;strategic" Networks in the International Motor Vehicle Industry, 1959-1988 (1993)In this study, interorganizational linkages existing between motor vehicle manufacturers during the thirty years covered by the study are identified and classified into seven categories. Three clustering or network analysis ...
Dynamic Relational Contracts Within a Regulatory Environment: An Examination of State Utility Regulators and Their Constituents (1993)This study examines state regulatory agencies in the context of the dynamic relationships they hold with consumers, the electric utilities they regulate, and politicians at the state level. Two questions addressing regulatory ...