October 23, 2003

Los Angeles — UCLA Anderson School of Management announced that its 2003 Doctoral Program graduates have joined the professorial academic ranks, accepting tenure-track positions at institutions in the United States and abroad.

"Our Doctoral Program is an integral part of the research milieu at UCLA Anderson," said Professor Rakesh Sarin, senior associate dean and faculty chair at UCLA Anderson School. "Our Ph.D. students have extraordinary access to the faculty, who mentor them and prepare them to become outstanding scholars."

The Doctoral Program in Management at UCLA Anderson is a research-oriented program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for research and teaching careers at leading academic institutions and for careers in research firms and private industry requiring sophisticated research and analytical capabilities. The major fields of specialization in the Doctoral Program at UCLA Anderson are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
  • Finance
  • Global Economics and Management
  • Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • Information Systems
  • International Business and Comparative Management
  • Marketing
  • Policy

The 2003 UCLA Anderson Ph.D. graduates and their first academic appointments are as follows:

Justin Sai Pang Chan
Field of Specialization: Finance
Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title: Essays on Liquidity , Stock Returns and Behavioral Finance

Martin Dierker
Field of Specialization: Finance
University of Houston, Bauer College of Business
Dissertation Title: The Link Between Information Efficiency and Economic Efficiency: Studies of Corporate Disclosure Policy and Private Information Acquisition

David R. Firth
Field of Specialization: Information Systems
University of Montana, School of Business Administration
Dissertation Title: The Supply of Information into, The Search for Information Within, and The Use of Information from IT-Based Organizational Memory Systems

Shingo Goto
Field of Specialization: Finance
University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Jina Kang
Field of Specialization: Policy
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Management
Dissertation Title: The Knowledge Advantage: Tracing and Testing the Impact of Knowledge Characteristics and Relationship Ties on Project Performance

Tatsuo Ushijima
Field of Specialization: International Business/Policy
Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, Graduate School of International Management
Dissertation Title: Evolution of Multinationality and the Value of the Firm

Julian Villanueva
Field of Specialization: Marketing
IESE Business School, Spain
Dissertation Title: Acquisition Channels and Price Discrimination in a Customer Equity Framework

Ashley Wenqing Wang
Field of Specialization: Finance
University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Empirical Asset Pricing

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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