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13 PhD Students Graduate from Smith School

May 22, 2013


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business congratulates the 13 doctoral candidates who graduated with their PhDs on May 20, 2013. Smith’s PhD program was recently ranked 17th in the world by Financial Times (January 2013).

Abrar Al Hasan
Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Information Transparency and User Behavior in Emerging Online Marketplaces: Empirical Studies of Social Media and Open Innovation Markets

Seth Carnahan
Strategic Management

Dissertation Title: Employee Departure from Organizations: Three Empirical Essays Examining Causes and Consequences

Yu-Jen Chen

Dissertation Title: Investigations of Factors that Affect Consumers’ Online Word of Mouth Behavior

Robert Felix
Accounting aand Information Assurance

Dissertation Title: Financial Reporting: A Look at Different Settings

Brad Greenwood
Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Pokes, Prods, and Pushes: Information Availability and Decision Making in Ambiguous Environments

Qiang Li
Strategic Management

Dissertation Title: Antecedents and Consequences of Insiders’ Equity Share and Selling IPO: Three Essays

James Edward Matherly III

Dissertation Title: Observer Interpretation of Signaling in Consumer Decision Making

Mahka Moeen
Strategic Management

Dissertation Title: Reconfiguration Strategies for Entrepreneurial Entry and Incubation of Nascent Industries

Ali Pilehvar
Operations Management/Management Science

Dissertation Title: Essays on Studying the Sellers and Buyers Challenges in Business-to-Business Auctions.

Yixin Qiu
Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Institutional Logics, Indie Software Developers and Platform Governance

Onur Tosun

Dissertation Title: Essays on Executive Compensation, Capital Structure and Corporate Governance

Shun Ye
Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Reciprocity in Online Markets: Empirical Studies of Auction and Barter Markets

Dobin Yim
Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Online Networks and Pro-Social Behaviors: Empirical Studies of Charitable Donations and Environmental Sustainability


About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.