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Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Business Administration program, College of Business, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

Dissertation: Two Essays on Industry Tournament Incentives , Sarah Almisher

Dissertation: Two Essays on Investor Sentiment , Amin Amoulashkarian

Dissertation: Two Essays on Retail Trading , Qiqi Liang

Dissertation: Two Essays in Real Estate Dynamics , Navid Safari

Dissertation: Firm Capabilities, Great Power Competition, and the Structural Reshaping of Globalization , Samuel Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Dissertation: Three Essays on Stock Price Informativeness, Stock Price Momentum, and Firm Investment Efficiency , Chen Chen

Dissertation: Exploring Blockchain-Based Digital Transformation In Organizations , Weiru Chen

Dissertation: Two Essays on Antecedents and Effects of Award-Winning CEOS , Veronika Ciarleglio

Dissertation: Two’s a Crowd? Implications of Economic Geography for Corporate Governance , Matthew Farrell

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Effects of CEO Social Activism , Habib Islam

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Role of Empathy in Consumer Response to User-Generated Content , Mohammadali Koorank Beheshti

Dissertation: Three Essays on the Effects of Other Customer Brand Tie and Employee Behavior on Consumer Behavior , Saeed Zal

Dissertation: Three Essays on CEO Traits, Corporate Investment Decisions, and Firm Value , Rongyao Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Dissertation: Two Essays on Antecedents and Effects of Board Female Representation Non-Conformity , Fatemeh Askarzadeh

Dissertation: Application of Optimization Techniques in Corporate Cash Management , Venkateswara Reddy Dondeti

Dissertation: Two Essays on Corruption, FDI, and Digitalization , Mahdi Forghani Bajestani

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Information Embedded in Flow of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) , Hamed Yousefi

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Dissertation: The Influence of Mating Motives on Reliance on Form Versus Function in Product Choice , Seyed Hamid Abbassi Hosseini

Dissertation: Three Essays on CEO Characteristics and Corporate Bankruptcy , Rajib Chowdhury

Dissertation: The Effects of CEO Dismissal Risk and Skills on Risky Corporate Decisions and CEO Compensation , Son T. Dang

Dissertation: Essay 1: How We Feel: The Role of Macro-Economic Sentiment in Advertising Spending-Sales Relationship; Essay 2: It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times: The Effect of Emotional Uncertainty and Arousal on Healthy Food Choices , Leila Khoshghadam

Dissertation: The Accumulation of IT Capability And Its Long-Term Effect on Financial Performance , Jin Ho Kim

Dissertation: Three Essays on the Roles of Review Valence and Conflict in Online Relationships , Ran Liu

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Microstructure of the Housing Market: Agents' Diffused Effort and Sellers' Behavior Bias , Zhaohui Li

Dissertation: Two Essays on CEO Overconfidence in Relation to Speed of Adjustment of Firm Financial Policy and CEO Inside Debt , Xiang Long

Dissertation: Pricing the Cloud: An Auction Approach , Yang Lu

Dissertation: Two Essays on Consumer Envy , Murong Miao

Dissertation: Two Essays on Negotiations Between Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors , Aydin Selim Oksoy

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Dissertation: Two Essays on Bitcoin Price and Volume , Mohammad Bayani Khaknejad

Dissertation: Two Essays on Investor Attention, Investor Sentiment, and Earnings Pricing , Qiuye Cai

Dissertation: Success Factors Impacting Artificial Intelligence Adoption --- Perspective From the Telecom Industry in China , Hong Chen

Dissertation: Early Information Access to Alleviate Emergency Department Congestion , Anjee Gorkhali

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Consumer Acculturation Process – A Need for and Development of a Consumer Acculturation Measure , Kristina Marie Harrison

Dissertation: Three Essays on CEO Characteristics and Corporate Decisions , Trung Nguyen

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Effects of Organization Capital on Firm Behavior , Andrew Root

Dissertation: Underlying Factors Behind Generation of Different Types of User-Generated Content - Impact of Individual and Brand/Product Level Factors in Generation of Brand-Oriented Content and Community-Oriented Content , Kemal Cem Soylemez

Dissertation: Customers’ Goal-Related Behavior in Loyalty Programs , Junzhou Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Dissertation: Security Risk Tolerance in Mobile Payment: A Trade-off Framework , Yong Chen

Dissertation: Numerical Framing and Emotional Arousal as Moderators of Review Valence and Consumer Choices , Anh Dang

Dissertation: Three Essays on CEO Risk Preferences, and Ability, Corporate Hedging Decisions, and Investor Sentiment , Sonik Mandal

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Creation and Success of New Ventures , Amirmahmood Amini Sedeh

Dissertation: Effectiveness of Social Media Analytics on Detecting Service Quality Metrics in the U.S. Airline Industry , Xin Tian

Dissertation: Two Essays on Value Co-Creation , Hangjun Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Dissertation: Two Essays on Forced CEO Turnover During Envy Merger Waves, and Dividends , Bader Almuhtadi

Dissertation: The Role of Consumer Ethnocentrism on the Effects of Domestic vs Foreign Product Failure on Post Consumption Emotions and Complaint Behaviors , Kittinand Bandhumasuta

Dissertation: The Impact of Help-Self and Help-Others Appeals Upon Participation in Clinical Research Trials , Susan Lewis Casey

Dissertation: Is Every Tweet Created Equal? A Framework to Identify Relevant Tweets for Business Research , Thad Chee

Dissertation: Three Essays on Mutual Funds, Fund Management Skills, and Investor Sentiment , Feng Dong

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Impact of Institutional Structures on Entrepreneurship: Country Level Analysis , Mehdi Sharifi Khobdeh

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Antecedents and Effects of Internationalizing Out of Emerging and Developed Economies , Mark Robert Mallon

Dissertation: From Placebo to Panacea: Exploring the Influence of Price, Suspicion, and Persuasion Knowledge on Consumers’ Perception of Quality , Vahid Rahmani

Dissertation: Essays on the El Niño Anomaly and Stock Return Predictability , Zhijun Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Dissertation: The Effect of XBRL and Social Media on Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Bank Loan Contracts , Dazhi Chong

Dissertation: Two Essays on CEO Inside Debt Holding in Relation to Firm Payout Policy and Financial Reporting , Asligul Erkan

Dissertation: Two Essays on The Internationalization Speed of New Ventures , Orhun Guldiken

Dissertation: Two Essays on Shareholder Base, Firm Behavior, and Firm Value , Yi Jian

Dissertation: Valence or Volume? Maximizing Online Review Influence Across Consumers, Products, and Marketing , Elika Kordrostami

Dissertation: Essays on the Equity Risk Premium , Mohamed Mehdi Rahoui

Dissertation: A Study of the Impact of Information Blackouts on the Bullwhip Effect of a Supply Chain Using Discrete-Event Simulations , Elizabeth Rasnick

Dissertation: Two Essays on Investor Emotions and Their Effects in Financial Markets , Jiancheng Shen

Dissertation: Two Studies on The Use of Information Technology in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment (CPFR) , David McCaw Simmonds

Dissertation: Founder CEOs and Initial Public Offerings: The Role of Narratives, Institutions and Cultural Context , Christina Helen Tupper

Dissertation: Ambidexterity: The Interplay of Supply Chain Management Competencies and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Organizational Performance , Serdar Turedi

Dissertation: Two Essays on Short Selling , Zhaobo Zhu

Dissertation: Buying Love Through Social Media: How Different Types Of Incentives Impact Consumers’ Online Sharing Behavior , Yueming Zou

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Dissertation: Three Essays on Dividend Policy , Mehmet Deren Caliskan

Dissertation: "The Magic Formula: Scent and Brand"- The Influence of Olfactory Sensory Co-Branding on Consumer Evaluations and Experiences , Ceren Ekebas

Dissertation: The Value of Integrated Information Systems for U.S. General Hospitals , Liuliu Fu

Dissertation: Two Essays on Managerial Horizon, Cash Holdings and Earnings Management , Sanjib Guha

Dissertation: Three Essays on Opportunistic Claiming Behavior in a Services Setting: Customers and Front Line Employees Perspectives , Denis Khantimirov

Dissertation: Spillover Effects of Brand Alliance and Service Experience on Host Brands in Loyalty Program Partnerships , Gulfem Cigdem Kutlu

Dissertation: Measuring Consumer Expectations of Salesperson Unethicality: A Scale Development , Amiee Mellon

Dissertation: Essays on International Risk-Return Trade-Off Relations , Liang Meng

Dissertation: Two Essays on Investor Attention and Asset Pricing , Nadia Asmaa Nafar

Dissertation: International Venture Capital Firms Syndication and Performance: A Social Network Perspective , Amir Pezeshkan

Dissertation: Three Essays on Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Development , Adam Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Earnings Management in Emerging Markets , Shuji Rosey Bao

Dissertation: Dynamic Capabilities and Resilient Organizations Amid Environmental Jolts , Stav Fainshmidt

Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Moderators of Direct Versus Indirect Comparative Advertising , Chun-Kai Hsu

Dissertation: Two Essays on Attracting Foreign Direct Investment: From Both a National and Firm Level Perspective , Ryan Lawrence Mason

Dissertation: The Effect of Online Reviews on Attitude and Purchase Intention: How Consumers Respond to Mixed Reviews , Chatdanai Pongpatipat

Dissertation: Three Essays on the Enterprise Strategy for Multinational Firms , Veselina Plamenova Vracheva

Dissertation: The Antecedents and Effects of Strategic Caring: A Cross-National Empirical Study , Thomas Weber

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Dissertation: International Banking sector Linkages: Did the Global Financial Crisis Strengthen or Weaken the Linkages? , James Edward Benton

Dissertation: Three Essays on Corporate Liquidity, Financial Crisis, and Real Estate , Kimberly Fowler Luchtenberg

Dissertation: Three Essays on Immigrant Entrepreneurship , Kaveh Moghaddam

Dissertation: The Response of Commercial Banks to Credit Stimuli , Denise Williams Streeter

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Dissertation: An Examination of Middle Manager Innovation Behaviors and Institutional Factors Impact on Organizational Innovation in the USA and Mexico , J. Lee Brown III

Dissertation: Essays on Foreign Reverse Mergers and Bond ETF Mispricing , Charles William Duval

Dissertation: Three Essays on Strategic Risk Taking , Krista Burrill Lewellyn

Dissertation: Two Essays on Executive Pay and Firm Performance , Thuong Quang Nguyen

Dissertation: A Study of Risk-Taking Behavior in Investment Banking , Elzotbek Rustambekov

Dissertation: A Study of Failures in the US Banking Industry , Joseph Trendowski

Dissertation: Two Essays on Behavioral Finance , Quang Viet Vu

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

Dissertation: Three Essays on Individual Currency Traders , Boris Sebastian Abbey

Dissertation: Cross-listing Premium or Market Timing , Moustafa M. Abu El Fadl

Dissertation: Warranty and Price as Quality Signals: The effect of Signal Consistency and Unexpectedness on Product Perception , Sultan Alaswad Alenazi

Dissertation: The Behavior and Choices of Serial Bidders in M&A Transactions: A Prospect Theory Approach , Ahmed Essam El-Din El-Bakry

Dissertation: Two Essays on the Effect of Macroeconomic News on the Stock Market , Ajay Kongera

Dissertation: Intercultural Accommodation of Ethnic Minority Consumers: An Empirical Examination of the Moderating Effects in Service Encounters , Sarah Mady

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This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana College of Business. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

Theses/Dissertations from 2004 2004

Independent external audits of foreign banking organizations (FBOs) operating in the U.S. , Bernard V. Khomenko

Theses/Dissertations from 2002 2002

E-textbooks : will there be a role for the college bookstore in their distribution? , Anne E. Iverson

How the top five automobile manufacturers reacted to the events of September 11, 2001 in their print advertisements , Jessica Walrath

Theses/Dissertations from 2001 2001

American Indian culture as a potential intervening factor in Internet acceptance , Trina L. Finley

Recruitment and retention strategies to combat nationwide nursing shortages , James R. Gillhouse

Evaluation of accounting software tailored for farming operations , Chad Peder Lee

Role of traditional business principles in today's economy , Joseph D. McCaffery

Making sense| Brand management in the new economy , Ken Quinn

Implementing an EPR program in the United States , Samantha Ann Sproson

Cultural impact of NAFTA on Mexico , Maitane Zuloaga

Theses/Dissertations from 2000 2000

Empathic negotiation: Addressing the need for putting feeling into the negotiation process , Garth W. Ferro

Japan goes web crazy : e-commerce and online shopping trend [sic] and future in Japan , Masahisa Hanamura

Generating online sales for small businesses through search engines , Dallas Neil

An examination of the potential of microenterprise development as a tool for social welfare reform , Henry Jay Wagner

Using permission-based E-mail as a medium for customer communications , Birgit Weischedel

Theses/Dissertations from 1999 1999

Distance education , Brent Booth

Challenge of a new standard for the governmental reporting format , Jennifer J. Cote

The core competency model in acquisition strategy development of the small and midsize environmental technology company , Leslie Ann Jensen

Investigation of the long-term viability of Major League Soccer, and soccer as a sport in the USA , Stian Jordalen

Industry-specific set of e-business solutions : An introduction to vertical communities , Brumby McLeod

The state of intellectual property rights in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) , Jeffrey P. Radighieri

Proposal for a small business development center on the Fort Belknap Reservation , Eleanor Yellowrobe

Theses/Dissertations from 1998 1998

Private enterprise in Bulgaria: A strategic assessment of opportunities in an emerging democracy , David G. Conklin

Operating plan for the Montana Business Plan Competition , Patrick J. Dailey

Amending the Single Audit Act| Expected impacts within the state of Alaska , Kristin K. Dzinich

Total quality management : involvement of craft-level workers on capital investment projects , Matthew Hamlin

An overview of ideas and principles on equity valuation that emerge from Warren Buffet's [i.e. Buffett's] letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. , Cameron Lawrence

Potential effects of electric utility industry deregulation on Montana Power Company , Heidi A. Wright

Montana's Profession Monitoring Program , Kimberley Vinso Wyatt

Theses/Dissertations from 1997 1997

How nonprofit organizations can build brand equity using the World Wide Web; trends and developments , Christa Keivan

Overview and evaluation of APEC members' current stage of investment liberalization , Carl-Christian Nitzsche

Theses/Dissertations from 1996 1996

EduSoft Inc. : three year business plan 1996-1998 , Joel A. Block

Pikuni Lodge , Raymond Montoya

Business plan and accounting system for Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch , Timothy G. Olson

Estate planning in situations where the surviving spouse may not be a U.S. citizen , Harry Clinton Owen

Poly Advertising and Engineering| A business plan , Thom M. Tingley

Theses/Dissertations from 1995 1995

Assessing worldmindedness among college students in western Montana , Heidi L. Connole

China's changing shape: From socialism to capitalism , Robert R. Edmonson

Developing a sound business strategy for the continued operation of Interstate Brands Bakery thriftshops in Montana and Wyoming , Mark L. Heide

Evolution of the American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) program , Michelle D. Henderson

Textbook Management System survey , Neil A. Rixe

ODBMS capabilities report , Nathan Anthony Singer

Consumer rumors and corporate communications , Susan M. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1994 1994

American labor unions' impact on the success or failure of Total Quality Management systems , Robert J. Blumhagen

Doing business in China , Youhua Chen

Uses of Montana lumber products , Paul J. Davis

Investing in China: Tackle the uncertainties , Xiao Feng

Impact of energy conservation on the marketing practices of the electric utility industry , Gabriele Golissa

A Feasibility study for a credit analysis consulting business for small independently owned banks , Kenneth L. Jansa

The use of performance appraisal and compensation systems in total quality management , Patricia Martin

Family business succession , Judith G. Preston

Health care in Montana : A survey of Montana experience and opinion , Susan Selig Wallwork

Product line management for hospitals : literature research and feasibility study for St. Patrick Hospital Missoula Montana , Thomas A. Wozniak

Has computer technology brought economies of scope to service oriented businesses?| An analysis of architectural and engineering firms , Carol A. Wulfekuhle

Theses/Dissertations from 1993 1993

Structure of the general merchandise retail market , Heiko Ebens

Competitive strategies in the U.S. long-distance telephone market , Bodo L. Grunenberg

Hong Kong: A gateway between the People's Republic of China & the United States of America , Xiaochun Guo

China's economic interactions with Asian countries , Chia-heng Kuan

Analysis of the recent economic and managerial reforms in China , Dingwei Lin

Expanded role of human resource management in joint-venture enterprises in the People's Republic of China , Wei Shao

Edge Specialty Sports , Randall Scott Spaulding

Selected examinations of business social responsibility: Theory to practice , Paul Svrcek

Accounting for the environment , Barbara J. Yahvah

Theses/Dissertations from 1992 1992

The State of day care in Missoula Montana , Scott Bixler

Changing environment of the Canadian retail trade sector , Mark Elwin Derbyshire

How to start a business: Coping with business regulations , Timothy Richard Engelhardt

Potential electronic information markets for the "Billings Gazette" , Dennis William Gaub

Developing carcass beef for the Japanese premium market: A Montana enterprise , Scott G. Hibbard

Airline fare pricing , Zeljko Ivic

Comparative study of equity accounting in the United States and the United Kingdom from a generally accepted accounting practices viewpoint , James Paul Luther

Market segmentation of downhill and cross-country snow skiers based on interpersonal orientation , Scott Marsh

Computers in small business accounting software problems , Eric J. Newman

An Acquisition Model to Emulate: An evaluation of the 1988 Packard Commission report , John M. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1991 1991

Taiwanese investment in selected cities in the People's Republic of China , Su-Wei Hu

Productivity in a multispecialty medical clinic , Stephen Fraser Johnson

Overview of selected aspects of the United States-Japan business relationship: improving the most important bilateral relationship in the world , Yoshiaki Matsuda

Franchise agreement : an analysis of the contractual elements of franchising , Renwick W. Richardson

Influence of shareholder concentration on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) compensation| Empirical evidence , M. Gulam Samahon-Oumar

A child of China's economic reform special economic zones , Amanda Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 1990 1990

Montana-Wyoming Foundation for Medical Care : a workflow study , Ray Fuller

Assigned risk plan : what will it mean for the State of Montana? , Deslie Gianchetta

Montana's business climate: How bad is it really? , Gary D. Moseman

What is the prevalent ethical managerial style of MBA students: Immoral amoral or moral? , William T. Rupp

Cultural synergistic innovation , Michihiro Yamaguchi

Reform in China's foreign trade : decentralization and diversification , Jianli Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1989 1989

Development of a pay for performance reward system in a health care organization , Jan Ammerman

Energy efficiency : the impact of energy costs on business concerns , Charles E. Beard

A preliminary investigation into the operation of a Montana vacation fitness resort , Roberta Dixon

Study of methodologies to estimate the number of chronically mentally ill adults in Montana , Sandra A. Harris

Interrelationship between Taiwanese and American currencies| Present accounting practices and future suggestions , Shufen Hu

Evaluation of methods of planned giving , Joseph H. Lawson

Assessment of need for a city/county jail in Great Falls Cascade County Montana , Mark L. Macek

Pesticide regulation and the turfgrass industry| A proposed program to meet present regulatory requirements , David M. Matzer

Need for, and the legal impact on, employee drug testing in Montana's acute care hospitals , Michael L. McPherson

Human resource profile| Theoretical approach toward developing an integrated process for pre-employment interviewing and post-hire job performance appraisal , Victor Moretto

Heavy equipment maintenance software for the mining industries | A market feasibility analysis , Diane Marie Nalty

Marketing of trusts: Distinguishing trusts from other financial services , Gregory E. Olson

Pilot study designed to provide preliminary data for developing a feasibility study of building a golf course in Bozeman, Montana , Mary N. Olson

The Neversweat & Washoe Tourist Railroad: An analysis of its development and a plan for growth , John Carl Podobnik

Software cost estimation of the Advanced Training System project using three computer-based models , Douglas Poteat

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Submissions from 2024 2024.

Impact of the Increased Use of Telehealth on Health Care Management and Administration: The Case of New Care Management Practices , Immacula Pierre

Submissions from 2023 2023

The Use of Multidisciplinary Care Teams in Diagnosing and Managing Care of Cancer Patients in Eastern Kentucky , Terry Lee Adams

Impact of Leadership for Startup Companies , Emem Okon Akpanekong

Assessing the Lack of Project Management Soft Skills Toward Project Completion Rates , Rene Orlando Aleman

Effective Strategies for Midsized Nonprofit Human Service Organizations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area to Maintain Financial Sustainability , Ivy Ann Beckham

Financial Capability – Examining the Impact of Financial Education on U.S. Military Members , Philip Mason Chapman

High Health Care Cost in the U.S. and Its Impact on an African American Church Community in East Orange, New Jersey , William Charles

Exploring Target Marketing at Private Universities Directed to the Nontraditional Student Population , Connie Chester Christian

Current Management Issues in Health Information Technology , Gladys Dadson

Strategic Leadership for Managing Diversity , Amdy Diene

Crowdsourcing Strategizing: A View From the Top , Priscilla L. Eddings

Cultivating Employee Relationships , Kimberly Lynn England

Leadership Support as an Influence on Frontline Healthcare Employee Retention in the Washington Metropolitan Area (DMV) , Tamika Fair

Exploring the Impacts of Funding Models on Business as Mission Organizations in Asia: A Multiple-case Study , Jeremiah Joel Finch

Organizational Cultures Effect on Productivity in Manufacturing , Jonathan Karl Foley

Air Force Support for the Joint Military Environment: A NATO Allied Command Operations Headquarters Case Study , James R. Hamilton

Biblical Leadership: Combatting Authoritarianism , Katherine M. Inman

A Quantitative Examination of the Relationships Between Work-Life Balance, Burnout, and Turnover Intentions Among Texas Public Accounting Professionals , Vicky Ruth Johnson

Unlocking the Talent Puzzle: Examining the Impact of Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Career Development on Talent Attraction and Retention , Angela Denise Lamar

Weak Organizational Culture in Higher Education Leads to Unmet Organizational Goals , Jennifer Willard Matthews

Impact of Audit Time Pressure on Audit Quality , Janae Monet McClam

Organizational Preparedness Required for System Implementation , Kaitlyn Marie McCollum

An Assessment of Hospice Patients’ Experience from Cancer Care Services in the United States Hospitals: A Mixed-Method Study , Femi Obasun

A Qualitative Analysis of Corporate Responsibility for the Education of U.S. Citizens , Heidi Leslie O'Donnell

The Impact and Inability of Leaders to Address Employee Grievances , Esther Ayomide Osayi

Redesigning an Effective Pathway to Consumer Loyalty for Sustainable Competitive Advantage , Stephen P. Panczak

A Multiple Case Study: Male Correctional Officers’ Experiences and Attitudes Regarding “Gender Quota” Human Resource Management Strategies in Corrections , Rebecca Jo Patterson

Quantifying the Value of Renewable Energy as a Hedge Against the Volatility of Natural Gas Prices in Wisconsin , Miodrag Petrovic

Understanding Workplace Conditions Contributing to Physician Burnout Prevalence in Maryland State , Fatima Adefunke Queen

TeamSTEPPS and Organizational Culture , Amelia Arca Quinto

Succession Planning in the Federal Government , Christine Noel Roberts

The Impact of Project Management on the Adoption of Emerging Media to Non-commercial Broadcasting Media Businesses in Hispanic Markets , Jonathan Rosado

Sustainable Activity-Based Costing in a Small Flexible Manufacturing Environment , John Edward Schlaack

Effectiveness of Government Leadership to Maintain Productivity in a Virtual Environment , Crystal J. Showell

Remote Leadership: Assessing Productive Work Environments in a Post-Pandemic Future , Kimberly Diane Snodgrass

The Middle Management Leader and the Matrixed Organization , Donald Keith Stephens

Improving Strategic Management Planning in Non-Profit Organizations: Federally Qualified Health Centers , Esther Taylor

Managing Cyber Defense as a Business Threat for Small and Medium Enterprises , Binh Quang Vo

Attracting and Sustaining Volunteers: Leadership Impact on the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations, and Differences Observed when Organizations are Predicated on Faith , Lascel A. Webley Jr.

Organizational Behavior , Molly Xiong

Submissions from 2022 2022

An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Organizational Commitment, Employee Voice Behavior, and Psychological Well-Being Among Employees Within Mid-Size Service , Katelin Barron

Government Contract Re-compete Impacts on Employees , John James Bergmann

Fraud Risk Management to Detect and Prevent Employee Fraud in Small Rural Businesses , Daphne Yuying Bishop

Exploring the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Hawai'ian Small Businesses , Farrel Anthony Blake

The Effects of Leadership Organizational Culture on Employee Performance Resulting in High Turnover, Low Morale, and Decreased Productivity , Damon Brown-Crawford

Pandemics and United States Pharmaceutical Stocks’ Rates of Return , Ronald Franklin Burnette Jr

Effect of Supervisor Bias on Performance Motivation During Incentive-Based Performance Reviews , Jessica Lace Burrell

Just-In-Time/Just-In-Case Inventory Management as an Influence on Supply Chain Disruption in Medical Systems Based in the Southeastern United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic , Brooke Gibson Coslett

Internal Controls in Small City Government , M. Wade Cothran

Empowering Healthcare Workers through Transformational Leadership , Angela Nicole Craig

Big Bath Earnings Management in Accounting , Shannon Danysh-Hashemi

Distribution Center ERP Utilization , Andrew B. Davidson

Exploring Succession Planning for Executive Leadership Positions within Ohio's Faith-based Organizations: A Multiple-Case Study , Gilda Drammeh

Exploring Financial Literacy and Overconfident Investor Behavior , Ryan J. Drews

Communicating the Value Contributions of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) to Healthcare Administrators, Evidence of Value from a Multiple Cases Study , Susan K. Edralin

The EMS Deficit: A Study on the Excessive Staffing Shortages of Paramedics and its Impact on EMS Performance in the States of South Carolina and North Carolina and Interventions for Organizational Improvements. , James Boyd Eubanks

Mental Health Experiences in the Workplace , Laura L. Goff

Certified Nursing Assistant Turnover in the Long-Term Care Facility Industry , Michael Leroy Gregory

Employment Branding for University Graduates in Jamaica , Caroline Harvey

The Lack of Communication in Leadership , Wendy Webb Hicks

Project Management Skills for Highly Successful Virtual Project Teams , Andrea Hogge

Substance Abuse's Impact on Public Accounting , William Dennis Holmes

The Impact of Strategic Planning in Small Business: Empirical Evidence From East Tennessee , Sara Howe

Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement Levels and Employee Performance , Omotola Idowu

Enhancing Success Through Leadership , Wendy T. Jewell

Going Virtual: Addressing the Challenges Faced by Organizational Leaders When Employees Transition to Virtual Environments in Times of Crisis , Mary Susan Johnson

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How to Write a Dissertation or Thesis Proposal

Published on September 21, 2022 by Tegan George . Revised on July 18, 2023.

When starting your thesis or dissertation process, one of the first requirements is a research proposal or a prospectus. It describes what or who you want to examine, delving into why, when, where, and how you will do so, stemming from your research question and a relevant topic .

The proposal or prospectus stage is crucial for the development of your research. It helps you choose a type of research to pursue, as well as whether to pursue qualitative or quantitative methods and what your research design will look like.

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Prior to jumping into the research for your thesis or dissertation, you first need to develop your research proposal and have it approved by your supervisor. It should outline all of the decisions you have taken about your project, from your dissertation topic to your hypotheses and research objectives .

Depending on your department’s requirements, there may be a defense component involved, where you present your research plan in prospectus format to your committee for their approval.

Your proposal should answer the following questions:

  • Why is your research necessary?
  • What is already known about your topic?
  • Where and when will your research be conducted?
  • Who should be studied?
  • How can the research best be done?

Ultimately, your proposal should persuade your supervisor or committee that your proposed project is worth pursuing.

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Strong research kicks off with a solid research question , and dissertations are no exception to this.

Dissertation research questions should be:

  • Focused on a single problem or issue
  • Researchable using primary and/or secondary sources
  • Feasible to answer within the timeframe and practical constraints
  • Specific enough to answer thoroughly
  • Complex enough to develop the answer over the space of a paper or thesis
  • Relevant to your field of study and/or society more broadly
  • What are the main factors enticing people under 30 in suburban areas to engage in the gig economy?
  • Which techniques prove most effective for 1st-grade teachers at local elementary schools in engaging students with special needs?
  • Which communication streams are the most effective for getting those aged 18-30 to the polls on Election Day?

An easy rule of thumb is that your proposal will usually resemble a (much) shorter version of your thesis or dissertation. While of course it won’t include the results section , discussion section , or conclusion , it serves as a “mini” version or roadmap for what you eventually seek to write.

Be sure to include:

  • A succinct introduction to your topic and problem statement
  • A brief literature review situating your topic within existing research
  • A basic outline of the research methods you think will best answer your research question
  • The perceived implications for future research
  • A reference list in the citation style of your choice

The length of your proposal varies quite a bit depending on your discipline and type of work you’re conducting. While a thesis proposal is often only 3-7 pages long, a prospectus for your dissertation is usually much longer, with more detailed analysis. Dissertation proposals can be up to 25-30 pages in length.

Writing a proposal or prospectus can be a challenge, but we’ve compiled some examples for you to get your started.

  • Example #1: “Geographic Representations of the Planet Mars, 1867-1907” by Maria Lane
  • Example #2: “Individuals and the State in Late Bronze Age Greece: Messenian Perspectives on Mycenaean Society” by Dimitri Nakassis
  • Example #3: “Manhood Up in the Air: A Study of Male Flight Attendants, Queerness, and Corporate Capitalism during the Cold War Era” by Phil Tiemeyer

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The research methods you use depend on the type of data you need to answer your research question .

  • If you want to measure something or test a hypothesis , use quantitative methods . If you want to explore ideas, thoughts and meanings, use qualitative methods .
  • If you want to analyze a large amount of readily-available data, use secondary data. If you want data specific to your purposes with control over how it is generated, collect primary data.
  • If you want to establish cause-and-effect relationships between variables , use experimental methods. If you want to understand the characteristics of a research subject, use descriptive methods.

A thesis or dissertation outline is one of the most critical first steps in your writing process. It helps you to lay out and organize your ideas and can provide you with a roadmap for deciding what kind of research you’d like to undertake.

Generally, an outline contains information on the different sections included in your thesis or dissertation , such as:

  • Your anticipated title
  • Your abstract
  • Your chapters (sometimes subdivided into further topics like literature review , research methods , avenues for future research, etc.)

A well-planned research design helps ensure that your methods match your research aims, that you collect high-quality data, and that you use the right kind of analysis to answer your questions, utilizing credible sources . This allows you to draw valid , trustworthy conclusions.

The priorities of a research design can vary depending on the field, but you usually have to specify:

  • Your research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Your overall approach (e.g., qualitative or quantitative )
  • The type of design you’re using (e.g., a survey , experiment , or case study )
  • Your sampling methods or criteria for selecting subjects
  • Your data collection methods (e.g., questionnaires , observations)
  • Your data collection procedures (e.g., operationalization , timing and data management)
  • Your data analysis methods (e.g., statistical tests  or thematic analysis )

A dissertation prospectus or proposal describes what or who you plan to research for your dissertation. It delves into why, when, where, and how you will do your research, as well as helps you choose a type of research to pursue. You should also determine whether you plan to pursue qualitative or quantitative methods and what your research design will look like.

It should outline all of the decisions you have taken about your project, from your dissertation topic to your hypotheses and research objectives , ready to be approved by your supervisor or committee.

Note that some departments require a defense component, where you present your prospectus to your committee orally.

Formulating a main research question can be a difficult task. Overall, your question should contribute to solving the problem that you have defined in your problem statement .

However, it should also fulfill criteria in three main areas:

  • Researchability
  • Feasibility and specificity
  • Relevance and originality

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

The Financial and Nonfinancial Performance Measures That Drive Utility Abandonments and Transfers in the State of Florida , Daniel Acheampong

Locating a New Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program, a Framework for a University Campus , Douglas H. Carter

Understanding Employee Engagement: An Examination of Millennial Employees and Perceived Human Resource Management Practices , Danielle J. Clark

The Potential Impact Radius of a Natural Gas Transmission Line and Real Estate Valuations: A Behavioral Analysis , Charles M. Hilterbrand Jr.

Introducing a Mobile Health Care Platform in an Underserved Rural Population: Reducing Assimilations Gaps on Adoption and Use via Nudges , Joseph Hodges

Controlling Turnover in an Inside Sales Organization: What are the Contributing Factors , Dennis H. Kimerer

An Emergent Theory of Executive Leadership Selection: Leveraging Grounded Theory to Study the U.S. Military's Special Forces Assessment and Selection Process , Darryl J. Lavender

Essays on Migration Flows and Finance , Suin Lee

The Underutilized Tool of Project Management - Emotional Intelligence , Gerald C. Lowe

Increasing the Supply of the Missing Middle Housing Types in Walkable Urban Core Neighborhoods: Risk, Risk Reduction and Capital , Shrimatee Ojah Maharaj

Playing Darts in the Dark: How are Chamber of Commerce Leaders Aligned for Greater Effectiveness? , Robert J. Rohrlack Jr.

Are Transfer Pricing Disclosures Related to Tax Reporting Transparency? The Impact of Auditor-Provided Transfer Pricing Services , Stephanie Y. Walton

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Price Transparency in the United States Healthcare System , Gurlivleen (Minnie) Ahuja

How to Build a Climate of Quality in a Small to Medium Enterprise: An Action Research Project , Desmond M. Bishop III

Banking on Blockchain: A Grounded Theory Study of the Innovation Evaluation Process , Priya D. Dozier

Enhancing the Design of a Cybersecurity Risk Management Solution for Communities of Trust , James E. Fulford Jr.

An Examination of the Progressive and Regressive Factors that Business Owners Consider When Choosing Whether or Not to Implement an Exit Strategy , David C. Pickard

The Relationship between Ambient Lighting Color and Hotel Bar Customer Purchase Behavior and Satisfaction , Kunal Shah

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Industry and the Business Impacts of the Evolution of the Federal Regulatory Environment , Darren W. Spencer

Intercultural Communication Between International Military Organizations; How Do You Turn a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’? , Douglas A. Straka

Essential Leadership Skills for Frontline Managers in a Multicultural Organization , Janelle Ward

Moffitt Cancer Center: Leadership, Culture and Transformation , W. James Wilson

Two Essays on String of Earnings Benchmarks , Yiyang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Multi-Step Tokenization of Automated Clearing House Payment Transactions , Privin Alexander

The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Investment and Disclosure on Cooperation in Business Collaborations , Sukari Farrington

What Factors during the Genesis of a Startup are Causal to Survival? , Gilbert T. Gonzalez

The Great Recession of 2007 and the Housing Market Crash: Why Did So Many Builders Fail? , Mohamad Ali Hasbini

The Effect of Expanded Audit Report Disclosures on Users’ Confidence in the Audit and the Financial Statements , Peter Kipp

An Examination of Innovation Idea Selection Factors in Large Organizations , Troy A. Montgomery

Essays on Sales Coaching , Carlin A. Nguyen

Vital Signs of U.S. Osteopathic Medical Residency Programs Pivoting to Single Accreditation Standards , Timothy S. Novak

Leaders Who Learn: The Intersection of Behavioral Science, Adult Learning and Leadership , Natalya I. Sabga

Toward a Systemic Model for Governance and Strategic Management: Evaluating Stakeholder Theory Versus Shareholder Theory Approaches , James A. Stikeleather

A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Cognitive Awareness Training on Transaction Processing Accuracy: An Introduction to the ACE Theoretical Construct , John Townsend

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

The Effect of Presentation Format on Investor Judgments and Decisions: Does the Effect Differ for Varying Task Demands? , Kevin Agnew

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Multi-Task Setting Involving Simple and Complex Tasks: An Exploratory Study of Employee Motivation , Maia Jivkova Farkas

Essays on Mergers and Acquisitions , Marcin Krolikowski

Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity , Rina Maxine Limor

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Psychological Distance: The Relation Between Construals, Mindsets, and Professional Skepticism , Jason Rasso

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

Combining Natural Language Processing and Statistical Text Mining: A Study of Specialized Versus Common Languages , Jay Jarman

An Empirical Investigation of Decision Aids to Improve Auditor Effectiveness in Analytical Review , Robert N. Marley

The Effects of Item Complexity and the Method Used to Present a Complex Item on the Face of a Financial Statement on Nonprofessional Investors` Judgments , Linda Gale Ragland

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

Two Essays on Information Ambiguity and Informed Traders’ Trade-Size Choice , Ziwei Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Two Essays on the Conflict of Interests within the Financial Services Industry-- Financial Industry Consolidation: The Motivations and Consequences of the Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) and “Down but Not Out” Mutual Fund Manager Turnover within Fund Families , Lonnie Lashawn Bryant

Two Essays on Multiple Directorships , Chia-wei Chen

Two Essays on Financial Condition of Firms , Sanjay Kudrimoti

A Study of Cross-Border Takeovers: Examining the Impact of National Culture on Internalization Benefits, and the Implications of Early Versus Late-Mover Status for Bidders and Their Rivals , Tanja Steigner

Two Essays on Corporate Governance⎯Are Local Directors Better Monitors, and Directors Incentives and Earnings Management , Hong Wan

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

The Role of Ethnic Compatibility in Attitude Formation: Marketing to America’s Diverse Consumers , Cynthia Rodriguez Cano

Two Essays on Venture Capital: What Drives the Underpricing of Venture CapitalBacked IPOs and Do Venture Capitalists Provide Anything More than Money? , Donald Flagg

Two essays on market efficiency: Tests of idiosyncratic risk: informed trading versus noise and arbitrage risk, and agency costs and the underlying causes of mispricing: information asymmetry versus conflict of interests , Jung Chul Park

The impact of management's tone on the perception of management's credibility in forecasting , Robert D. Slater

Uncertainty in the information supply chain: Integrating multiple health care data sources , Monica Chiarini Tremblay

Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

Adolescent alcohol use and educational outcomes , Wesley A. Austin

Certificate of need regulation in the nursing home industry: Has it outlived its usefulness? , Barbara J. Caldwell

The impacts of the handoffs on software development: A cost estimation model , Michael Jay Douglas

Using emergent outcome controls to manage dynamic software development , Michael Loyd Harris

The information technology professional's psychological contract viewed through their employment arrangement and the relationship to organizational behaviors , Sandra Kay Newton

The causal effect of alcohol consumption on employment status , Chanvuth Sangchai

The effect of transportation subsidies on urban sprawl , Qing Su

The effects of in-group bias and decision aids on auditors' evidence evaluation , Eileen Zalkin Taylor

The single market and pharmaceutical industry in the European Union: Is there any evidence of price convergence? , Aysegul Timur

A structural approach to the study of intra-organizational coalitions , Dean T. Walsh

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Explore past dissertations from members of the Doctor of Business Administration program at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

2023 Dissertations

  • Dissertation:  Do Emergency Physicians Treat Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Differently? A Mixed-Methods Integrative Paper
  • Dissertation: Reliability and Resilience at U.S. Hospitals During the Global COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study on the Effect of Leader and Team Behavior on Crisis Response 
  • Dissertation: The Experience of American Frontline Health Care Workers with Electronic Medical Records Technology During the Time of COVID-19: A Phenomenological Inquiry Following the Systems Approach
  • Dissertation: The Impact of Business Unit (BU)-Information Technology (IT)-Relationships on Business Transformations: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Dissertation: Cognitive Load, EHR Use, and Psychological Stressors Influence on Decision-Making Performance Within Healthcare
  • Dissertation: Are Food Banks Impacting Food Retail? Examining the Relationship Between Hunger Relief Distributions and Retail Transactions in a Local Food Environment 

2022 Dissertations

  • Dissertation:  Factors Influencing the Advancement Of African American Women In Banking: “Yet None Have Advanced Into The C-Suite Of The Top Four U.S. Banks”
  • Dissertation:  Embodied Awareness, Embodied Practice: A Powerful Path to Practical Wisdom
  • Dissertation:  The Dynamics and Impacts of Conference Change in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Strategy Group and Institutional Analysis  
  • Dissertation:  Heuristics and Bias in New Venture Valuations
  • Dissertation:  Mixed Methods Study Examining Organizational and Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Management of Pet Populations in Shelters
  • Dissertation:  Factors Influencing Academic Engagement: A Social Support Perspective
  • Dissertation:  Latino Entrepreneurship in the United States: A Fresh Perspective
  • Dissertation:  The Effect of Supply Chain Strategies on Direct-to-Consumer Industry Evolution: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Dissertation:  Building Character and Leading Through The "Eyes of Others:" A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Ethical Decision-Making  
  • Dissertation:  Unveiling the Arab Mind: What are the Characteristics of Leaders Who Need to Capture Followers' Hearts and Minds?

2021 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: System Influence Framework: IT Project Managers’ Influence to Form Critical Stakeholder Alignments and Promote Value Realization
  • Dissertation: A Mixed-Method Study of Investigating the Effects of Organizational Preparedness of Supply Chain Management Performance in the Food and Manufacturing Industry
  • Dissertation: Managing Successful Strategic Turnarounds: A Mixed Methods Study of Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities
  • Dissertation: Price Wars and Managerial Sensemaking: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Dissertation: Integrative Ecosystem Management: Designing Cities and Co-creating the Flourishing Ecosystem
  • Dissertation: Effectiveness of Nonprofits on Factors That Influence the Social Aspects of Well-Being in Food Deserts
  • Dissertation: Managing Scholar/Practitioner Tensions in Professional Programs: A Study of Library and Information Science Faculty
  • Dissertation: Three Studies of Unexpected Organizational Decisions: Some Commonalities in Decisions to Report Workplace Violence and Decisions of Scope in Audit Testing for Complex IT Environments

2020 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Operational Excellence and Organic Revenue Growth
  • Dissertation: Breakthrough Teams & Innovation in Orbit: Entrepreneurial Group Initiatives in Established Organizations
  • Dissertation: The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): An Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Inquiry Into the Factors Influencing M&A Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Coaching and Development as Part of a Manager-Subordinate Relationship: A Mixed-Methods Study of Tools, Dynamics and Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Role of a CEO in the Era of Technology Disruption: Influence on Timing of Adoption
  • Dissertation: Why Do People Bribe and Is It Worth It? A Mixed Methods Study of Bribing Antecedents and Outcomes in Former Soviet Countries
  • Dissertation: Cross-Functional Team Performance: Inquiry, Identity and Shared Reality
  • Dissertation: Managing Rational Divergence: Testing the Effects of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Technique on Collaborative Versus Competitive Behaviors in a Game Theoretic Setting
  • Dissertation: Equity and Justice For All: The Absence of Subjective Well-Being for the African American Male
  • Dissertation: How Do Professionals Find Life Meaning?
  • Dissertation: Do You Have the "S" Factor for Service Innovation? How Stewardship Contributes to Service Innovation Capabilities in Service-Dominant Logic
  • Dissertation: Coaching Millennials
  • Dissertation: Antecedents Of Radicality And Commercial Success Outcomes In SBIR Projects
  • Dissertation: Omni-Brand: The Paradox of Global Acceptance and Local Authenticity
  • Dissertation: What drives individual decision-making of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Sub-Saharan Africa

2019 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Designing the Framework of Entrepreneurial Relationship Management (ERM) for Strategic Actions and Effective-Decision Making
  • Dissertation: Building Big Data Analytics as a Strategic Capability in Industrial Firms: Firm Level Capabilities and Project Level Practices
  • Dissertation: The Influence of Individual, Organizational and Contextual Factors on Saudi Women Career Commitment and Satisfaction in Nontraditional Occupations
  • Dissertation: The Patient Perspective: Exploring the Influence of Social Interactions on Chronic Disease Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Hyperconnectivity Giveth and Taketh Away: Reconciling Being an "Always-On" Empowered Consumer and Privacy in an Era of Pervasive Personal Data Exchanges
  • Dissertation: Inspirational Professors, Their Emotional Intelligence and its role on Relational Climate
  • Dissertation: Emergent Learning in Digital Product Teams
  • Dissertation: Improving Job Satisfaction for Nurses in Acute Healthcare Facilities through Engagement and Teamwork
  • Dissertation: Leadership and Practices for Strategic Adaptation in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Dissertation: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring How IRS Special Agents Choose Cases for Investigation

2018 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Green Investment and Organizational Performance: Evidence from the Nigerian Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Dissertation: Antecedents of Managerial Moral Stress: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Dissertation: Purposing: How Purpose Develops Self-Organizing Capacities
  • Dissertation: The Changing Landscape of Finance in Higher Education:  Bridging the Gap Through Data Analytics
  • Dissertation: Barriers and Facilitators of Growth in Black Entrepreneurial Ventures: Thinking Outside the Black Box
  • Dissertation: Honorable Mavericks: A Mixed-Method Study of what Influences Subsidiary Managers Compliance with Headquarters Instructions
  • Dissertation: Fifteen Minutes of Shame: A Multilevel Approach of the Antecedents and Effects of Corporate Accounting Scandals
  • Dissertation: What Really Matters to NFL Fans: The Effects of Team Performance and Self-confidence on Fan Commitment and Purchase Intention
  • Dissertation: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A Mixed Methods Study of Physician Decision-Making when Treating Chronic Disease
  • Dissertation: The Power of Relationships: Navigating the Dance of Change through Executive Coaching
  • Dissertation: Learning Within and During IT/IS Projects: Its Process, Antecedents, and Outcomes
  • Dissertation: The Complexity of Change: The Middle Managers’ Emergent Contributions
  • Dissertation: STEM Entrepreneurs: Educating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Underrepresented Minorities (URM) and Non-Minorities for Job Satisfaction and Career Success
  • Dissertation: Mixed Methods Study of Factors Influencing  Business to Business (b2b) Sales Performance: The Role of Design Attitude
  • Dissertation: Making Heads and Tails of Distributional Patterns in Private-Equity-Owned Companies: A Value-Creation-Type and Industry-Based Analysis
  • Dissertation: The Professional Development Mindset

2017 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Legislators as Leaders: Investigating and Elucidating the Influence of Gender, Religious Beliefs, and Mindfulness on Legislative Decision Making
  • Dissertation: Purpose Matters to Leaders at a Personal and Company Level
  • Dissertation: Forecast Revision as an Antecedent to Strategic Change
  • Dissertation: An Examination of Followers' Upward Influence
  • Dissertation: Empowering the 99%...One ESOP at a Time! A Mixed Method Study of Employee Owned Company Acquisitions
  • Dissertation: Factors Contributing to Sustainable Brand Growth
  • Dissertation: Looking Beyond Culture: Determining Success Factors for Transnational Multiparty Collaboration
  • Dissertation: Bringing Social Innovation to Scale: Leveraging Relational Capital and Risk-Taking Behaviors of Actors in Complex Ecosystems
  • Dissertation: Positive Impact: Factors That Drive Businesses Toward Shared Prosperity, Environmental Regeneration and Human Wellbeing
  • Dissertation: The Role of an Ethos of Sustainability: The Hidden Value of Intangible Resources
  • Dissertation: What is Retirement in the 21st Century?
  • Dissertation: The Potency of Informal Learning in Paid and Non-Paid Work: A Mixed Study
  • Dissertation: Strategy as Configuration: Recursive Organization of Strategy Implementation Factors and Their Effect on Strategy Execution Effectiveness
  • Dissertation: Are we Having Fun Yet?: What is the Relationship Between Mentoring, Fun at Work and Job Satisfaction?
  • Dissertation: Senior Information Technology (IT) Leader Credibility: Knowledge Scale, Mediating Knowledge Mechanisms, and Effectiveness

2016 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: The Intersection of Auditor Independence, Objectivity, and Integrity in High Risk Audit Conditions
  • Dissertation: Characteristics of Effective  Leadership of Community College Presidents - A Mixed Method Analysis
  • Dissertation: Cultural Factors:  Entrepreneurial Orientation or Not – Innovation Drivers in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Dissertation: Igniting the Fire: The Impact of Anticipatory Entrepreneurial Passion on Effort and Affect in Nascent Entrepreneurs
  • Dissertation: Frontline Employee Role Passion and the Impact on Service Encounters
  • Dissertation: An Original Microgrid Business Model Determines Conditions for a New Asset Market
  • Dissertation: Sustainable Value And Eco-Communal Management: Systemic Measures For The Outcome Of Renewable Energy Businesses In Developing, Emerging, And Developed Economies
  • Dissertation: A Theory of Micro-Level Dynamic Capabilities: How Technology Leaders Innovate with Human Connection
  • Dissertation: When is Earnings Guidance a Treacherous Servant?
  • Dissertation: Routines of New Venture Conceptualization: Evidence and Extension of an Entrepreneurial Dynamic Capability
  • Dissertation: Remote and Onsite Knowledge Worker Productivity and Engagement: A Comparative Study of the Effect of Virtual Intensity and Work Location Preference
  • Dissertation: Who We Are Matters: The Identity of the Information Technology Organization and Outsourcing Success
  • Dissertation: A Theory of Steering Committee Capabilities for Implementing Large Scale Enterprise-Wide Information Systems
  • Dissertation: Financial Stress in an Adaptive System: From Empirical Validity to Theoretical Foundations
  • Dissertation: Experiential Workplace Design in Knowledge Work Organizations: A Worker-Centered Approach
  • Dissertation: Understanding the Journey of Inner-City Communities to a Sense of Community and Well-Being
  • Dissertation: Deliberate Disruption: How Corporate Leaders' Break the Liability of Expertise
  • Dissertation: The Role of Mentorship in Developing Leadership Ready Gen X and Gen Y Females
  • Dissertation: Antecedents and Outcomes of Perceived Creepiness in Online Personalized Communications
  • Dissertation: The Effects of Visual Analytic Strategies on Organizational Decision Making

2015 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: What Influences the Economic Model In the Private and Public Sectors In the Two Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai? A Comparative Study 
  • Dissertation: Design Attitude and Social Innovation: Empirical Studies of the Return on Design
  • Dissertation: Attentional Change Decisions: Exploring the Role of Attention in Shaping Change Decisions: A Mixed Methods Approach
  • Dissertation: Interprofessional Teams in Healthcare: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Dissertation: Helping Top Talent To Thrive: The Significance of Relational Capacity, Teamwork and Organizational Support
  • Dissertation: Narrative Shock: Helping North Korean Defectors Narrate Their Lives Fully in South Korea
  • Dissertation: Team Adaptation and Mindful Boundary Management: The Dynamics of Internal and External Balancing
  • Dissertation: The Collaboration Blueprint: Designing and Building Effective Strategies for Innovation and Rejuvenative Collaboration
  • Dissertation: Developing the Next-Generation Leadership Talent in Family Business: The Family Effect
  • Dissertation: Creating Customer Love: How Organizations Can Engender Positive Affect in Online Product-Centered Communities
  • Dissertation: Playing to Win: Dynamics of Teams That Innovate
  • Dissertation: Organizational Commitment - A Requisite for Quality of Life in Assisted Living.
  • Dissertation: Promethean Framework and Measurement Instrument: Career Development, Maintenance and Transitions in Convulsive Economic Cycles
  • Dissertation: Cohesion, Flexibility, and the Mediating Effects of Shared Vision and Comparison on Engagement in Army Acquisition Teams
  • Dissertation: Title How Hackers Think: A Mixed Method Study of Mental Models and Cognitive Patterns of High-Tech Wizards
  • Dissertation: Procedural Rationality as a Means for Evidence-Based Management in Conflicted Decision-Making:  A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Dissertation: Disempowering the "Robin Hood" Fraudster: Empathetic Pathways Weaken Regulators and Enable Fraudulent Behavior – A Framework For Redesigining Controls
  • Dissertation: Organizational Adoption of Social Media Technologies: A Mixed-Methods, Multi-Level Study of Effects on Productivity and Work-Home Life Balance
  • Dissertation: Trust by Design: The Affective and Cognitive Antecedents Among African Americans, Building Long-Term Business Relationships
  • Dissertation: Thriving in Transition: Cognitive, Social & Behavioral Resources For Times of Change

2014 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Towards Flourishing: How Sellers Can Forge Stronger B2B Relations and Increase Buyer Loyalty
  • Dissertation: Improving the Capacity for Strategic Anticipation: How Upstream, Downstream and Lateral Immersion Contribute to the Capacity to Anticipate Strategic Moves
  • Dissertation: Does Upper Echelons Team Dynamic Matter? The Criticality of Executive Team Behavior in Economic Value Creation
  • Dissertation: Facilitating Radical Innovation in Consumer Electronics and Information Technology Industries
  • Dissertation: Staying Alive: The Experience of In Extremis Leadership
  • Dissertation: The Significance of Influence in Our Current Work Environment: Understanding and Exploring the Shift and Emergent Domains
  • Dissertation: Understanding Managerial Influences:  A Mixed Methods Study of employee engagement, well-being, and performance
  • Dissertation: Factors That Influence Firms' Environmental Performance: An Examination of Large Companies
  • Dissertation: Title A Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approach to Academic Knowledge Production and Job Satisfaction: The Role of Academic Alignment
  • Dissertation: Equine-Assisted Experiential Learning: Implications for Management Development and Education
  • Dissertation: Bridging the Medical Knowledge and Practice Gap: Antecedents of Successful Scientist Physician Collaboration
  • Dissertation: Supply Chain Management Performance: Factors Contributing to Successful Risk Mitigation & Resiliency
  • Dissertation: A Theory of Overload and Equivocality Effects on Learning during Knowledge Transfer within Policy Making Dyads

2013 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: A Theory of Viral Growth of Social Networking Sites
  • Dissertation: Socio-Cognitive Foundations of Entrepreneurial Venturing
  • Dissertation: The Belief System and Behavior of Financial Advisors After a Market Disruption
  • Dissertation: Relationships Matter, Even for CPAs
  • Dissertation: Designing Successful Social Ventures: Hands-On Feedback-Seeking Engagement with Stakeholders to Unravel What to Do Next
  • Dissertation: Pricing Capabilities and Firm Performance: A Socio-Technical Framework for the Adoption of Pricing as a Transformational Innovation
  • Dissertation: Coming Out and Being Out in the C-Suite: The Experiences of Openly Gay and Lesbian Executives
  • Dissertation: The Impact of Social Competencies and Role Factors on the Relational Construction of Identity and Participation of Physician Leaders
  • Dissertation: Credibility: A Foundation for All Leaders
  • Dissertation: Why We Care: The Mediating Effect of Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors on Social Responsibility
  • Dissertation: Systemic Corruption: A Multi-Theoretic, Multi-Level and Mixed Methods Analysis of the Interplay among Institutional Logics, Strategic Agency and Reward Expectancy

2012 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Tenure, Charisma and Conflict in Venture Backed Teams
  • Dissertation: Decision Making in the Corporate Boardroom: Designing the Conditions for Effectiveness
  • Dissertation: How and To What Extent Does Collaboration Affect Employee and Cross-Functional Team Performance?
  • Dissertation: Women Persisting in the Engineering Profession: A Paradoxical Explanation Adapting Intentional Change Theory
  • Dissertation: Organizational Agility and Complex Enterprise System Innovations: A Mixed Methods Study of the Effects of Enterprise Systems on Organizational Agility
  • Dissertation: How a Learning Orientation, Modern Portfolio Theory and Absorptive Capacity Contribute to University Endowment Performance
  • Dissertation: A Multi-Level Investigation into the Antecedents of Enterprise Architecture (EA) Assimilation in the U.S. Federal Government: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Research Study
  • Dissertation: The Impact IT Professionals Have On Performance: What Differentiates Superior from Average Performers and Understanding How to Keep Them Engaged

2011 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Pluralistic Diversity in Voluntary Associations on College Campuses: A Multi-Method study
  • Dissertation: Managing the Unexpected: Detecting, Preventing and Mitigating Surprises in the Banking Industry
  • Dissertation: The Strategic Decision-Making Process of the Board and Its Impact on Decision Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Worlds Connected and Worlds Apart: Postures and Dependencies Influencing Government - Agency Relations
  • Dissertation: A Multi-Method Exploration of the Role of Legitimacy in Cross-Sector Partnerships for the Natural Environment
  • Dissertation: Knowledge Sharing in Bioscience Clusters: Nature, Utilization and Effects
  • Dissertation: Impact of School Leadership on Academic Achievement in Kenyan Secondary Schools
  • Dissertation: Non-Financial Perspectives on Family Firm Performance
  • Dissertation: The Great Recession and Nonprofit Endurance: Framing the Mission-Defensive Paradox
  • Dissertation: The Global Financial Crisis: Bankers Shaken, But Some Awaken

2010 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Causal Ambiguity and Its Impacts on Firm Performance
  • Dissertation: Exploring Sustained Collaborations: Activities and Behaviors That Make a Difference
  • Dissertation: Adoption of High Trust-High Risk Technologies: The Case of of Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Dissertation: Bridging Structure-Agency Divide: A Structurational Approach to Institutional Adaptation and Innovation
  • Dissertation: The Effect of Social Factors on Project Success Within Enterprise-Class System Development
  • Dissertation: Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations: Routes to and Repertoires for Effectiveness
  • Dissertation: Drivers of Employee Engagement and Teamwork Performance
  • Dissertation: Payoffs of Championing "Tough Issues": Why Corporations Need to Nurture Quixotic Champions at the Board and Within Senior Management Teams
  • Dissertation: Improving the Effectiveness of Microfinance in Reducing Household Poverty
  • Dissertation: How Many Hands Does a Team Have? Developing Ambidextrous Teams in Academic Medical Centers
  • Dissertation: The Delicate Balance of Organizational Leadership: Encouraging Learning and Driving Successful Innovation
  • Dissertation: Dare to Restore Trust and Drive Loyalty in Distrust-Dominated Environments: A Stakeholder Perspective
  • Dissertation: The Impact of Charisma on Employee Volunteer Programs

2009 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: A Study of the Impact of Informational Complexity, Transparency and Stewardship on Decision Usefulness: The Users' Perspective
  • Dissertation: Generative Characteristics as Antecedents to Engagement
  • Dissertation: Managing Commitment as Antecedents to Engagement in Faith-based Organizations: Chinese Protestant Churches in the United States
  • Dissertation: When Practice and Theory Conflict: Do Performance Incentives Drive Management Behaviors in Mergers and Acquisitions?
  • Dissertation: Ethical Ideologies and Decision Making Among College Student Athletes
  • Dissertation: The Role of Human Capital in Predicting Business Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Inside the Outsourcing of Innovation
  • Dissertation: The Role of Organizational Learning in Renewing Competitive Advantage
  • Dissertation: The Private Sector and Anti-Terrorism Spending for Physical Security
  • Dissertation: Unraveling Adaptive Selling: An Empirical Analysis of Underlying Relational Behavior
  • Dissertation: Design and Discovery: The Structure and Function of a Research Network
  • Dissertation: Into the Family and Business Nexus: Succession and Daughters in Family Owned Businesses
  • Dissertation: Executive Leader Development: Mentoring in U.S. Government and Commercial Organizations
  • Dissertation: An Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Accreditation in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Dissertation: Beyond Financial Transparency and Institutional Structure: Emergent Forms of Accountability in the New Era of Responsibility

2008 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Developing a Regional High Tech Environment: What Factors Matter
  • Dissertation: The Impact of the Internet on Airline Fares
  • Dissertation: Managing Multiple and Interacting Congregations Within the Same Church: The Case of Chinese Protestant Immigrant Churches in North America
  • Dissertation: Heaven, Hell and Everything In Between: How Do Authentic Leaders' Values Contribute to Organizations in Which Followers Flourish?
  • Dissertation: They're Making All the Wrong Decisions: Managing Cognitive and Emotive Balance
  • Dissertation: The Pathfinder Leader and Complex Decision Making: The Role in Collective Action Governance
  • Dissertation: College Environments as Enablers and Barriers to Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation: The Role of Learning and Care Giving Style in Practitioner-Patient Co-Production of Therapeutic Outcomes
  • Dissertation: Effective Leadership of Financial Service Firms: A Study in Resonance and Emotional Intelligence
  • Dissertation: Selling Money: Success Factors for Financial Advisors
  • Dissertation: Role Engagement in Co-operative Organizations: A Relational Framework for Understanding Board Commitment
  • Dissertation: Virtual Teams: Can They Be More Effective
  • Dissertation: Commitment to Change as Dynamic Push-Pull Alignment of Messages
  • Dissertation: The Impact of Organizational Destruction in Social Capital
  • Dissertation: The Duplicity Effect: Professional Investment Decisions for Others Versus Self
  • Dissertation: You Can Change Strategies in a Conversation: Decision Making in Innovation in the Durable Goods Industry

2007 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Disconnected: A Consumer Study of Mobile Telephone Technology Rejection in the United States
  • Dissertation: The Social-Technical Project Manager Practices That Motivate Knowledge Sharing and Learning in Information Technology Project Team Environments
  • Dissertation: Social Change – Making the Improbable Possible through Collaboration: A Series of Studies on NGO Collaboration in South Africa
  • Dissertation: Employee Reactions to Mergers and Acquisitions - The ‘ME-I Syndrome’; Avoiding ‘Merger-Enabled-Individualism’
  • Dissertation: Service Feature Considerations for Developing Consumer Satisfaction in Online Environments
  • Dissertation: Studies in Workplace Behaviors and Organizations
  • Dissertation: Transitioning from Staff Nurse to Nurse Manager-A Change in Identity
  • Dissertation: Resilience in Action: Exploring Constructive Transitions Among Mid-Career Leaders
  • Dissertation: Change Leader Retention and Career Development: The Role of Social Capital and Balancing Commitments
  • Dissertation: Venture “TERROIR” Can We Define It ? VC Decision Processes for Investing in Genesis/ Pre-seed ICT Entrepreneurial Teams
  • Dissertation: The Effects of Ownership, Control Rights and Experience on Joint Venture Success
  • Dissertation: Social Entrepreneurship: Creating Impact in the Social Sector
  • Dissertation: An Investigation of Electronic Medical Record Technology Adoption by Family Practice Physicians

2006 Dissertations

  • Dissertation: Three Aspects of Social Change Management: Project Ownership, Ethical Project Transfer and Economic Correlate
  • Dissertation: Corporate Governance in the Era of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Dissertation: The Practice of Medical Error Reporting
  • Dissertation: The Social Construction of the Interactive Practices of Multicultural Professionals
  • Dissertation: Practicing Pragmatic Collaboration: The Challenge of Recognizing and Managing Rational Divergence
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  • Assessing the significance and value of eBay’s and Craigslist’s e-commerce industry assumptions, alliances and strategic partnership
  • demonstrating the need for social and economic variables in the development of a viable chemical engineering industry in the UK.
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