SME Dissertations and Papers

Recent Dissertation Titles

  • "Science as an Element of Innovation Strategy: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry," Ramin Vandaie (2013)
  • "National Institutions & Firms R&D: How Stakeholder Rights Moderate Behavioral Drivers of Innovation Search," Joel Malen (2013)
  • "Creating Value by Combining Two Weak Firms: The Role of Routine Disruption in Mergers and Acquisitions," Youngeun Chu (2012)
  • "Beyond Credibility: The Role of Stories in Entrepreneurial Resource Acquisition," Jaume Villanueva (2012)
  • "How Alliance Termination Affects Alliance Re-Formation, Organizational Status, Reputation and Performance," Darcy Fudge Kamal (2012)
  • "Horse before the Cart: Does the Sequence in which Entrepreneurs Choose Resources Partners Matter?," Nachiket Bhawe (2012)
  • "Regulatory Modularity & innovation Diffusion in an Emerging Industry: Evidence from the Carbon Offsets," Hans Rawhouser (2012)
  • "Coordinating Professional Work within Organizations," John Bechara (2011)
  • "Intergroup Conflict, Conflict Resolution Methods, and Individual Perception of POst-Merger Organizational Integration," Kangyong Sun (2011)
  • "The Strategic Value of Immigrant Social Capital: Effects on Foreign Location Choice & Firm Performance," Exequiel Hernadez (2011)
  • "Effects of Competition on Governance Structure & Project Performance: Evidence from the Clinical Trials in the Biotechnology Industry, " Mazhar Islam (2011)
  • "Internationalization of New Ventures," Rukiye Yavuz (2011)
  • "Opportunity Re-Evaluation: How Evolving Risk Perceptions Influence Funders' Support of Entrepreneurial Firms," Carla Pavone (2010)
  • "The Dynamic Relationship Between Firm Capabilities, Regulatory Policy, and Corporate Environmentalism," Adam Fremeth (2009)

Student Publications and Presentations

  • “CEO Background Characteristics as Determinants of Firm Performance,” SMS 2013, Chad Howland.
  • “The Performance Effects of Disrupting Founding Teams’ Prior Shared Experience through Job Hopper,” DRUID Conference, Copenhagen, 2014 and the SMS Conference, Copenhagen, 2014 and the ACAC Doctoral Workshop, Atlanta, 2014. Florence Honore.
  • “Geek Minds Think Alike: Team Composition and Performance in Technological Spin-Outs,” Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network Conference, Keystone CO, 2014, Florence Honore.
  • “Pitching altered visions of success: How entrepreneurs shift opportunities based on investor feedback,” AOM Entrepreneurship Division Exemplars Conference, Keystone CO, 2014, Keyman (Dennie) Kim with L. Balachandra, and H. Sapienza.
  • “How critical cues affect angels' investment preferences,” Babson College Entrepreneurship Researvh Conference, London, Ontario, 2014, Keyman (Dennie) Kim with L. Balachandra and H. Sapienza.
  • “Variability of subspecialty-specific anesthesia-controlled times at two academic institutions.” Journal of Medical Systems, 2/2014. Keyman (Dennie) Kim with B. S. Kodali, H. Flanagan, J. M. Ehrenfeld, and R. D. Urman.
  • “Successful strategies for the reduction of operating room turnover times in a tertiary care academic medical center.” Journal of Surgical Research, 11/2013. Keyman (Dennie) Kim with B. S. Kodali, R. Bleday, H. Flanagan, R. D. Urman.
  • “Lawyers, Bar Associations, and Other Influencers in the Negotiated Landscape of Social-Business Hybridization,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2014, Michael Cummings with Rawhouser, H.
  • “The Influence of Diaspora Engagement Policies on the Investment Impact of Migrant Remittances,” International Association for Business and Society Annual Meeting 2013, Micahel Cummings with Vaaler, P. & Gamlen, A.
  • “The Diffusion of New Corporate Forms for a Better World,” International Association for Business and Society Annual Meeting 2013, Michael Cummings with Rawhouser, H.
  • "The Influence of Diaspora Engagement Policies on the Investment Impact of Migrant Remittances," Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Michael Cummings.
  • "Determinants of Alliance Partner Choice: Examining Alliance Partner Network Distance from Perspective of Agency Theory," Strategic Management Society 2013, Ribuga Kang.
  • “Entrepreneurship, Legitimacy and Online Communities,” SCECR-Annual Symposium on Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research 2013 and Strategic Management Society 2014, Sofia Bapna with M. Benner.
  • “Why Do Employees Respond Differently to the Same Organizational Changes?” 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2013, Stephen Jones with Andy Van de Ven.
  • “Diagnosing the Locus of Trust: Multilevel and Temporal Influences on Perceived Trustworthiness,” 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2013, Stephen Jones with Pri Shah.
  • “Trust in Teams: The Influence of Team Processes on Perceptions of Ability, Benevolence and Integrity,” Eighth Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) 2013, Stephen Jones with Pri Shah.
  • “Can Small Firms Gain Relational Advantage? Exploring Strategic Choice and Trustworthiness Signals in Supply Chain Relationships.” International Journal of Production Research (forthcoming). Stephen Jones with S. E. Fawcett, C. Wallin, A. M. Fawcett, and B. Brewer.
  • “Organizing Healthcare for Changing Markets: The Case of Ascension Health.” Journal of Organization Design, 2(3), 3-15. Stephen Jones with E.S. Engler and A. H. Van de Ven.
  • “Different Organizational Responses to Institutional Complexity: A Study of U.S. Art Museums,” Annual Conference of Industry Studies Association 2014, Yoonhee Choi.
  • “Shifting Focus between Exploration and Exploitation Subsequent to CEO Turnover,” Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting 2014, Yoonhee Choi with M. Benner.