DOCTORAL & RESEARCH MASTERS THESIS
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Current participation | Defended dissertations

Current participation in Duke doctoral thesis development
[full information about my current PhD students is available on my University of Toronto site]
  • Colleen Cunningham, How changes in the value of complementary and core assets affects decision making. Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (committee member)
  • Kevin Du, Product introduction strategy in dynamic industries. Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (committee member)
Defended dissertations
  • Ullya Tsolmon, Human resource mobility within and across firms. Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (co-chair), 2015.
  • Li Shuping,Strategic governance, employment risk, and firm strategy. National University of Singapore Business School (co-chair), 2014.
  • Navid Asgari, Reconfigutation of alliance portfolios, National University of Singapore Business School (committee member), 2014.
  • Nilanjana Dutt, Identifying search space, Duke University (co-chair), 2013.
  • Olga Hawn, Corporate social strategy in emerging markets, Duke University (co-chair), 2013.
  • Elena Vidal, Reconfiguration strategy, Duke University (co-chair), 2013.
  • Songcui Hu, Essay on two models of bounded rationality, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (committee member), 2012.
  • Fredrika Justesen Spencer. Duke University (Marketing). Product Portfolio and Brand Extension Effects of Innovation: A Diversification Perspective on Innovation’s Ability to Achieve New Value (co-chair), 2010.
  • Youtha Cuypers, Buyer-supplier relationships in the context of acquisitions, Tilburg University (outside member), 2010.
  • Fernando Chaddadd, “What drives buyout activity of publicly-traded firms? Evidence from the US , 1981-2007” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (committee member), 2009.
  • Hyoung-Goo Kang, “Organizational capital budgeting models”, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (committee member), 2009.
  • Henry Sauerman, "Individual-level incentives as a driver of innovative activities, processes and performance", Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (committee member), 2008.
  • Louis Mulotte. Modes de lancement de nouveaux produits et performance. Le cas de l'industrie de la construction aéronautique (1944/2000). HEC (committee member), 2007.
  • Ankush Chopra. Inter-temporal effect of technological capabilities on firm performance: A longitudianl study of the U.S. computed tomography industry (1972-2002). Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (chair), 2007.
  • Abhirup Chakrabarti. Geographic patterns in acquisitions. Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (chair), 2007.
  • Xuanli Xie. Diversification by entrepreneurial firms, University of Chapel Hill North Carolina (committee member), 2006.
  • Kim-Chi Trinh. Organizational memory. Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (chair), 2006.
  • Jeff Barden. Organizational and individual influences on alliance formation. Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (chair), 2006.
  • Phil Kim. Entrepreneurial teams: Creation, transformation, and success over time. UNC-Chapel Hill (committee member), 2006.
  • Michael Fern. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (committee member), 2005.
  • Sunil Mithas. Information technology, productivity, and performance. University of Michigan Business School (committee member), 2005.
  • Jane Zhao. Knowledge transfer to overseas operations and alliances. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (co-chair), 2004.
  • Alexander Sleptov. Acquisition management and performance. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (committee member), 2004.
  • Jisung Kim. Business change through acquisitions. Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (committee member), 2004.
  • Aldas Kriauciunas. Firm-level change by firms in transitional economies. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (co-chair), 2003.
  • Anne Parmigiani. Why do firms sometimes make and buy the same product? University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (co-chair), 2003. Winner of 2002 Informs "Best Proposal" competition.
  • Carmen Weigelt, Dynamics of technological innovation: Incumbents' adaptation and capability sourcing on the internet. Fuqua School of Business (co-chair), 2003.
  • Scott Turner, The Inertia Of Innovation: Temporal Routines For Generational Product Innovation In Computer Software. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (commmittee member), 2003.
  • Annetta Fortune. Acquisition versus Dissolution: Can Capabilities Tell the Story? Duke University (chair), 2003.
  • Charles Williams. Information and incentives in the transfer of technical capabilities in cross-border telecommunications investments. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (chair), March 2003..
  • Miguel Rivera, How do firms learn from alliances?  HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris (committee member), 2003.
  • Samina Karim, Reconfiguration and innovation: How acquisitions and internal development reshape firms, University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (chair), 2002.
  • Henrik Sornn-Friese. Learning in firms and markets: Organizational adaptation and industry dynamics in the road haulage industry in Denmark in the 1990s. Copenhagen Business School, Department for Industrial Economics and Strategy (external member), 2001.
  • Enrique Canessa. The use and impact of computer mediated communication by trucking firms. University of Michigan Business School Computer and Information Systems department (co-chair), December 2001.
  • Daniel Byrd. The impact of organizational structure on business learning from the environment. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy PhD program (co-chair), 2001. Winner of 2000 Informs "Best Proposal" competition.
  • Glenn Hoetker, Antecedents and performance implications of the make-or-buy decision under conditions of technological uncertainty: Governance and competence perspectives, University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy and International Business Departments (co-chair), 2001.
  • Brad Killaly, Can organizations apply their experience from past core change to future core change? University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy and International Business Departments (co-chair), 2001.
  • Glen Dowell. A routine-based view of constrained organization change: The impact  of product-line breadth and firm experience on survival of U.S. bicycle businesses. University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department, (co-chair), 2000. Finalist for 200 Informs "Best Proposal" competition.
  • Scott Serich. Sufficient conditions for the origin of Zipf’s law and the scaling problem, Michigan Business School Computer and Information Systems Department (committee member), 1999.
  • William E. Welton. The impact of health care market organization and policy on market efficiency. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy (committee member), 1999.
  • David W. Allison. Trust in the marketplace: Determinants, impacts, and understandings. University of Michigan Department of Sociology (committee member), 1999.
  • Ayman Hashem, Organizational culture and innovation. University of Michigan College of Engineering, Industrial and Operations Engineering Department (committee member); 1999.
  • Andrew Delios, Survival and performance of Japanese foreign subsidiaries, University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School (external examiner), 1998.
  • Modale Mani Chacko. Network effects, organizational size, and organizational growth. Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (co-chair), 1998.
  • Peter Swan, The effect of changes in operations on less-than-truckload motor carrier productivity and survival. Michigan Business School Operations Management Department (co-chair), 1997.
  • Ryoko Toyama, International R&D and technological competence of the firm, Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (committee member), 1997.
  • Wilbur Chung, The impact of FDI on host country productivity in vertical and horizontally related industries, Michigan Business School International Business Department (committee member), 1997.
  • Ashok Mukherjee, The focused factory in a dynamic environment: An analysis of its competitive capabilities, Michigan Business School Operations Management Department (co-chair), 1997.
  • Anuradha Nagarajan, "Acquisition of technology in an emerging industry: A study of the intelligent vehicle highway system industry" (co-chair). Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department, 1996.
  • Laurence Capron, "Mergers and acquisitions between rival firms: An empirical investigation of post-merger behavior and long-run performance." Corporate Strategy Department, HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris (committee member), 1996.
  • Gautam Ahuja, "Interfirm linkages, networks, and innovation: An empirical study of the relationship between cooperative interfirm linkages and firm innovation performance" (co-chair). Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department, 1996. Winner of 1995 Informs "Best Proposal" competition.
  • Xavier Martin, "Changing buyer-supplier relationships following international expansion in the automobile sector", Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (co-chair), 1996.
  • Joan Penner-Hahn, "Timing and methods of international research expansion in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry", Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (co-chair), 1995.
  • Li Li Eng, 'The implications of managerial incentives and institutional ownership for firms' R&D investment". Michigan Business School Accounting Department (committee member), 1995.
  • Douglas Sanford, "The advantages of local over global firms", Michigan School of Business International Business Department (co-chair), 1994.
  • Catherine Banbury, "Staying alive: Surviving technological innovation, Pacemakers, 1959-1990". University of Michigan School of Business Corporate Strategy Department, (chair), 1994.
  • J. Myles Shaver, "The influence of intangible assets, spillovers, and competition on foreign direct investment success". University of Michigan School of Business International Business Department (co-chair), 1994. Winner of the 2010 Ross School of Business "Distinguished PhD alumni" award.
  • James Parham, "A structural model of leadership effects on business performance", University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department, (committee member), 1993.
  • Kulwant Singh, " Interfirm collaboration in the hospital information systems industry". University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (chair), 1993.
  • Erhard Bruderer, "Strategic learning". University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (co-chair), 1993.
  • Nitin Pangarkar, "Mergers and acquisitions in international industries". University of Michigan Business School Corporate Strategy Department (committee member), 1993.
  • Dongho Lee, "Effects of firm characteristics and pre-manufacturing strategy on manufacturing strategies of Japanese electronics firms entering into the United States: 1971-1990". University of Michigan Business School International Business Department (committee member), 1991.
  • Thomas Hamilton Brush, "Sources of operational synergy and competitive performance". University of Michigan Inter-Departmental Degree Program in Economics and Business Administration, Corporate Strategy Department (committee member), 1990.
  • Cynthia Browning, "Investment decisions as choice under uncertainty: Micro, market, and macro analysis". University of Michigan Department of Economics (committee member), 1989.
Research Masters degrees
  • Aaron Stoertz, Health education programs in emerging markets, MSc thesis for the Duke University Global Health program (chair), 2011.
  • Aparna Venkatraman, Duke, 2010
  • John Riccardi, Duke, 2008
  • Alon Last, Duke, 2005
  • Satoru Hiruta, University of Michigan, 1997
Update: April 6, 2015