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CONTRACT STRATEGIES WITH OPTIONS IN SUPPLY CHAINS AND PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR PURCHASING CENTRALIZATION DECISIONS
This dissertation consists of four chapters. In Chapter 1, the background and motivation of the research on supply contracting strategy and purchasing centralization decisions are provided. In Chapter 2, a generic framework ...
Three Essays on Organic and Inorganic Growth in Internationalized Markets
This dissertation investigates internationalized markets through three essays. The first essay examines the relationship between national inward FDI and firm level innovation, and specifically what firm and environmental ...
THE ROLE OF GOVERNANCE AND LEGITIMACY ON INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: AN EXAMINATION OF ALLIANCE INNOVATION STRATEGY, NETWORK SPILLOVER, AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
This dissertation investigates the formation and impact of inter-organizational relationships through three essays. The first essay examines antecedents to firms' development of alliance management capabilities. Use the ...
NAVIGATING THE ELUSIVE INDUSTRY: A GROUNDED INVESTIGATION INTO HOTEL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN A DEVELOPING PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRY
In that most industries with the potential to advance increased economic self-reliance in developing Pacific Island countries (PICs) have proven ineffectual over time, tourism has emerged as one of the only economic ...
Quantity Discounts, Capacity Decisions, and Channel Structure Choices in Supply Chains
This dissertation takes a two-pronged approach into exploring best practices to optimize supply chains through procurement and distribution. Specifically, I develop three models to help managers make better business decisions ...