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1. Zhai, Zhe. Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets.

Degree: PhD, Economics, 2017, Georgia Tech

In the first chapter, we use patent and financial data from the pharmaceutical industry to examine the effects of international innovation on profitability and the channels through which the effects take place. Positive impacts of internationalization are found for both innovation performance and financial performance. In the second chapter, we examine the impact of uncertainty on firms’ decisions related to R&D expenditures, patenting, and physical capital investments using a sample of firms in the global pharmaceuticals industry. Our results indicate that uncertainty has mixed effect on the innovation variables: it affects R&D negatively, but has a weak and ambiguous effect on patents. The estimated impact on capital investment is negative. In the third chapter, using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall data from 2001-2013, we examine various factors that may determine recalls. We consider a wide range of firm-specific and device-specific measures such as their R&D expenditures, foreign versus domestic ownership, size of firms, degree of vertical integration, device complexity, profitability, among several other variables. In our empirical analysis, we examine whether there are systematic longer-run differences in recalled devices across the firms in our sample, and whether firm-specific and device-specific attributes can explain why some firms systematically have a higher or lower number of recalls. Advisors/Committee Members: Ghosal, Vivek (advisor), Li, Haizheng (advisor), Besedes, Tibor (committee member), Winders, Bill (committee member), Oliver, Matthew (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Pharmaceuticals; Innovation; Patents; Internationalization; Uncertainty; Medical device; Recall

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APA (6th Edition):

Zhai, Z. (2017). Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/59233

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Zhai, Zhe. “Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/59233.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Zhai, Zhe. “Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets.” 2017. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Zhai Z. Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2017. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/59233.

Council of Science Editors:

Zhai Z. Innovation and business strategy in healthcare markets. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/59233

2. Hull, Rebecca A. Watts. Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns.

Degree: PhD, History, Technology and Society, 2018, Georgia Tech

U.S. college campuses have been important sites of protest and social movement activity since the Civil Rights and New Left movements of the 1960s. Despite this, the outcomes of student activism have received relatively little attention from social movement scholars. This dissertation addresses this gap by investigating the impact of Real Food Challenge (RFC), a U.S. social movement organization (SMO) supporting student campaigns to shift campus dining toward sources that meet its multifaceted criteria for sustainability, while also building a youth movement to transform the global food system. RFC campaign outcomes vary widely; some have won institutional commitments to reach 20 percent “real food” by 2020, while others have made little progress toward that objective. This study uses national, quantitative analysis to identify geographic factors that may influence campaign outcomes. An in-depth, qualitative case comparison of four RFC campaigns examines contextual, organizational, and strategic variables shaping progress and outcomes in this emerging field of student activism. The national analysis reveals a modest regional advantage for schools in Pacific Coast and Northeastern states. Related data from the qualitative study suggest a complex relationship between political context, university orientation toward conventional agribusiness, and administrative response to RFC campaigns. In addition to geo-political context, the qualitative study suggests that openness to student petitions and campus culture also influence administrative response to RFC activism. Collective identity, campaign movement priorities, and strategic choices of activists, in relation to contextual variables, also significantly influence student progress toward winning “real food.” The results point to the significance of tactical and frame alignment for effective student activism. They also suggest greater attention among federated SMOs supporting campaigns operating in widely differing contexts to flexibility and cultivating strategic capacity. Advisors/Committee Members: Winders, Bill (advisor), Usselman, Steve (committee member), Brown, Kate P. (committee member), Hyde, Allen (committee member), Biddle, Justin (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Student activism; Sustainable food; Campus sustainability; Social movements

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APA (6th Edition):

Hull, R. A. W. (2018). Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60775

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hull, Rebecca A Watts. “Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Tech. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60775.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hull, Rebecca A Watts. “Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns.” 2018. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Hull RAW. Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2018. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60775.

Council of Science Editors:

Hull RAW. Winning real food on campus: The role of opportunity structures, strategic capacity, and identity in the outcomes of student campaigns. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia Tech; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60775

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