Dissertation Award Winners

2016 

Winner

John Helveston (2016) “Development and Adoption of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in China:  Markets, Policy, and Innovation”

Doctoral Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University

Nominated by Erica Fuchs

Runner-up

Sharla Alegria (2016) “A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration in the High-Tech Workforce

Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nominated by Donald Tomaskovic-Devey

2015 

Winner

Alexandre Jacquillat (2015) “Integrated Allocation and Utilization of Airport Capacity to Mitigate Air Traffic Congestion”

Doctoral Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nominated by Amedeo Odoni

Runner-up

Daniel Armanios (2015) “What is the Role of the State in Entrepreneurship and Venture Performance?”

Doctoral Dissertation, Stanford University

Nominated by Charles Eesley

2014 

Winner

Tashlin Lakhani (2014) “Similar, but Different? Ownership Form, Human Resource Management and Performance in Franchise Businesses”

Doctoral Dissertation, Cornell University

Nominated by Rosemary Batt

Runner-up

Claire Senot (2014) “Combining Conformance Quality and Experiential Quality in the Delivery of Health Care”

Doctoral Dissertation, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

Nominated by Aravind Chandrasekaran

2013 

Winner

Mevan Jayasinghe (2013) “Labor Codes and Human Resource Strategy in Emerging Economies: Establishment Outcomes and Worker Outcomes”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Management and Human Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nominated by Barry Gerhart and Larry W. Hunter

Runner-up

Mahka Moeen (2013) “Reconfiguration Strategies, Entrepreneurial Entry and Incubation of Nascent Industries: Three Essays”

Doctoral Dissertation, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Nominated by Rajshree Agarwal

2012 

Winner

Natalya Vinokurova (2012) “The 2008 Mortgage Crisis as a Failure of Analogical Reasoning”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Management and Organizations, New York University

Nominated by Adam Brandenburger

Runner-up

Lite Nartey (2012) “Networks of Influence: Implementing Politically Sustainable Multinational Stakeholder Strategies”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Managerial Science and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Witold J. Henisz

2011

Winner

Emily Cox (2010) “Funding Innovation in New Firms: The Case of Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Nominated by Riitta Katila

Runner-up

Anindya Ghosh (2011) “Not Quite Up to Scratch: An Examination of Failure, Persistence, and ‘Living Dead’ Outcomes for Wireless Start-ups”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Managerial Science and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Johannes Pennings

2010 

Winner

Elisabeth B. Reynolds (2010) “Institutions, Public Policy and the Product Life Cycle: The Globalization of

Biomanufacturing and Implications for Massachusetts”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nominated by Frank Levy

Runner-up

Claudio Wolter (2010) “Technological Competences and Firm Boundaries: An Empirical and Conceptual Investigation of Diversification, Vertical Integration and Profitability”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Nominated by Francisco Veloso

2009

Winner

Adam Seth Litwin (2008) “Information Technology and the Employment Relationship: An Examination of the Adoption and Use of Electronic Health Records”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Management and Employment Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nominated by Thomas A. Kochan

Runner-up

Patrick Adam Wagstrom (2009) “Vertical Interaction in Open Software Engineering Communities”

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Nominated by James D. Herbsleb