Past Theses - SETChange - Carnegie Mellon University

Past Theses

Recent doctoral dissertations illustrate the range of research on strategy, entrepreneurship, and technological change.

Thomas Bertil Astebro, WHY SIZE AND ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS ARE RELATED: THE CASE OF THE ADOPTION OF COMPUTER-RELATED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE UNITED STATES METAL-WORKING INDUSTRIES,1994, Wesley Cohen, Advisor.

Jennifer Burton Bannister, FROM LABORATORY TO LIVING ROOM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF TELEVISION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1960, 2001, David Hounshell, Advisor.

Marco Ceccagnoli, ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS OF R&D AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGIES, 2001, Ashish Arora and Wesley Cohen, Advisors.

John Chung-I Chuang, ECONOMIES OF SCALE IN INFORMATION DISSEMINATION OVER THE INTERNET, 1998, Marvin Sirbu, Advisor.

Eric D Darr, PARTNER SIMILARITY AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN ENGLISH FRANCHISE ORGANIZATIONS, 1994, Linda Argote, Advisor.

Jon P Gant, GETTING THE JOB DONE IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORK SYSTEMS: EXPLORATORY COMPARISON OF INFORMATION PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORKERS IN CONTROL-ORIENTED AND INVOLVEMENT-ORIENTED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTS,1999, Kathryn Shaw, Advisor.

Faison P Gibson, LEARNING IN DYNAMIC DECISION TASKS,1997, Mark Fichman, Advisor.

Hugh S. Gormam, FROM CONSERVATION TO ENVIRONMENT: THE ENGINEERING RESPONSE TO POLLUTION CONCERNS IN THE UNITED STATES PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, 1921-1981, 1996, David Hounshell, Advisor.

Daniel Ulrik Holbrook, TECHNICAL DIVERSITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN THE AMERICAN SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY, 1952-1965,1999, David Hounshell, Advisor.

Fernando Olivera, MEMORY SYSTEMS IN ORGANIZATIONS,1999, Paul Goodman, Advisor.

Paul Walter Parfomak, ELECTRIC UTILITY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF IMPACTS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS, 1996, Lester Lave, Advisor.

Lucien Paul Randazzese, PROFIT AND THE ACADEMIC ETHOS: THE ACTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY RESEARCH CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1996, Wesley Cohen, Advisor.

Mark David Samber, NETWORKS OF CAPITAL: CREATING AND MAINTAINING A REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY IN PITTSBURGH, 1865-1919, 1995, David Hounshell, Advisor.

Sally Deborah Sleeper, THE ROLE OF FIRM CAPABILITIES IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE LASER INDUSTRY: THE MAKING OF A HIGH-TECH MARKET, 1998, Steven Klepper, Advisor.

Kenneth Leroy Simons, SHAKEOUTS: FIRM SURVIVAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN NEW INDUSTRIES, 1995, Steven Klepper, Advisor.

Gavin William Sinclair, LEARNING AND PROGRESSIVE COST REDUCTION IN A SPECIALTY CHEMICALS BUSINESS UNIT,1994, Wesley Cohen and Stephen Klepper, Advisors.

Margaret R Taylor, THE INFLUENCE OF GOVERNMENT ACTIONS ON INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES TO CONTROL SULFUR DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM STATIONARY SOURCES, 2001, David Hounshell and Edward Rubin, Advisors.