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1. Jaiswal, Mayank. Essays on diversity and new venture performance.

Degree: PhD, Business, 2017, Georgia Tech

I analyze how various aspects of diversity impact new venture performance. In the first study, I find that credit riskiness and assets of a venture mediate the gap in performance, revenues and profits between Black and White owned ventures. In my second study, I examine diversity in same industry work experience and education. I find that same industry work experience diversity has no impact on venture survival but level of educational diversity has a non-monotonic effect on survival. Finally, in the third study, I find that use of adequate controls leads to no gap in performance between male versus female-owned ventures. However, certain owner characteristics such as same industry work experience and number of hours worked and venture level characteristics such as technology level and incorporation status lead to significant gaps in survival, revenues and profits between male and female-owned ventures. I utilize the confidential Kauffman Firm Survey, an extensive dataset of new ventures started in 2004 in the US and tracked till 2011, to conduct the analyses. I discuss implications of my findings for research, investors and entrepreneurs. Advisors/Committee Members: Thompson, Peter (advisor), Sauermann, Henry (committee member), Belton, Willie (committee member), Conti, Annamaria (committee member), Sohn, Eunhee (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Diversity

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APA (6th Edition):

Jaiswal, M. (2017). Essays on diversity and new venture performance. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/58673

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jaiswal, Mayank. “Essays on diversity and new venture performance.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/58673.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jaiswal, Mayank. “Essays on diversity and new venture performance.” 2017. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Jaiswal M. Essays on diversity and new venture performance. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2017. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/58673.

Council of Science Editors:

Jaiswal M. Essays on diversity and new venture performance. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/58673


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2. Miller, Michael Z. A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition.

Degree: PhD, Aerospace Engineering, 2016, Georgia Tech

Most conceptual design techniques for aircraft implicitly assume that the aircraft manufacturer operates in a monopoly. This is because these techniques do not directly account for the possible actions of a competitor. By examining several motivating examples from the aviation industry, it was determined that in the presence of a competitor the design of an aircraft can be impacted. Therefore, current design approaches were deemed lacking because they do not account for the fact that aircraft markets are best characterized as a duopoly where two manufacturers are competing for market share. It was also determined that most forms of competition can be categorized as technology infusions or enterprise-based solutions. There was a need identified to determine how to select an appropriate strategy in the presence of competition. This problem is further complicated by the inherent uncertainty that exists in designing an aircraft compounded with the lack of perfect knowledge of a competitor. The main objective of this dissertation was to construct a framework for facilitating the direct comparison between an aircraft design and a competitor's design during the early phases of conceptual design. This framework should parametrically account for design considerations and possible competitive strategies in an integrated environment to not only analyze the physical performance of an aircraft, but also the economic viability for a given market. This lead to the development of the Competition-influenced Decision Support (CoDeS) Framework, which allows for the interactive exploration of competitive strategies using exploratory or normative forecasting. These strategies were assessed using a validated modeling and simulation environment by implementing the established technique of k-factors to represent technology strategies and the developed technique of λ-factors to represent enterprise strategies. In order to gain a clear understanding about the interdependencies that exist between an aircraft design, a competitor's design, and competitive strategies (technology and enterprise), the effects of uncertainty were mitigated using a two-step approach. First, the large variability from the effects of uncertainty where mitigated by using scenario-based analysis. Secondly, a hybrid formulation using a modified Taguchi's signal-to-noise ratio approach combined with a multi-criteria decision making technique. Two techniques were considered: an overall evaluation criterion and the technique for ordered preferences by similarity to ideal solution to compare strategies between two aircraft competing for market share. Finally, the CoDeS Framework was implemented for three use cases in order to demonstrate its capabilities. The first use case examined an exploratory forecasting approach for analyzing a proposed enterprise strategy. The second use case examined normative forecasting of enterprise strategies in order to determine a minimum threshold for a competitive strategy. Finally, the third use case examined a hypothetical… Advisors/Committee Members: Mavris, Dimitri N. (advisor), Schrage, Daniel P. (committee member), Briceno, Simon I. (committee member), German, Brian J. (committee member), Belton, Willie J. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Aircraft; Conceptual design; Uncertainty; Competition; Probabilistic

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APA (6th Edition):

Miller, M. Z. (2016). A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/55585

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Miller, Michael Z. “A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/55585.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Miller, Michael Z. “A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition.” 2016. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Miller MZ. A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/55585.

Council of Science Editors:

Miller MZ. A decision support framework for aircraft conceptual design in the presence of competition. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/55585

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