August 11, 2004

2004 Doctoral Program Graduates with Burton Swanson.LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2004 — UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced the graduation of 13 doctoral students, who have joined the ranks of academia and industry.  Ten doctoral graduates of the class of 2004 have accepted tenure-track positions at educational institutions around the world, while two have decided to pursue research careers in industry and one is continuing scholarly endeavors by pursuing post-doctoral research.

The Doctoral Program in Management at UCLA Anderson is a research-oriented program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree.  The program's primary focus is on independent inquiry, research methodology and publication of research results.  The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for research and teaching careers at leading academic institutions and for research careers in industry. 

“Training new generations of scholars is an important responsibility of a leading research university like UCLA,” said Professor Burt Swanson, associate dean of UCLA Anderson’s Doctoral Program and area chair of Information Systems.  “My colleagues and I at UCLA Anderson enjoy preparing and mentoring these young academics who will to continue to make important scholarly contributions beyond their years at UCLA.”

UCLA Anderson’s Doctoral Program offers the following major fields of specialization:

  • 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 2004 UCLA Anderson doctoral graduates and their first academic or industry appointments are as follows (listed alphabetically):
Aydin Alptekinoglu  
Field: Decisions, Operations & Technology Management
Placement: University of Florida
Dissertation Title:  Essays on Operations-Marketing Strategy

Ram Bala 
Field: Decisions, Operations and Technology Management  
Placement: Health Products Research, Inc., West Trenton, NJ
Dissertation Title:  Pricing and Competition in the Market for Software Services

Yi Cathy Chen
Field: Marketing    
Placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title:  Understanding the Impact of Certain and Uncertain Store Promotions on the Decision-Making Process in Product Choices

Jean-Francois Coget 
Field: Human Resources and Organizational Behavior  
Placement: HEC, Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
Dissertation Title:  Leadership in Motion

Laura Frieder 
Field: Finance    
Placement: Purdue University
Dissertation Title:  An Investigation of the Trading Patterns and Heuristics of Stockholders

Jason Hsu   
Field: Finance    
Placement: Research Affiliates LLC, Pasadena, CA
Dissertation Title:  Equity Risk, Credit Risk and Real Investment Risk

Wei Hua   
Field: Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
Placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title:  The Impact of Proximity of Social Context on Employees Social Attachment – A Cross-level Demography Study

Sahn-Wook Huh   
Field: International Business/Global Economics and Management
Placement: Brock University, Canada
Dissertation Title:  Essays on Financial Markets and Trading Behaviors

Marc T. Junkunc   
Field: Global Economics and Management
Placement: Post-doctoral research
Dissertation Title:  Toward a Greater Economic Understanding of Entrepreneurial Activity:  Examining the Nature and Importance of Specialized Knowledge

Wenjin Kang   
Field: Global Economics and Management  
Placement: National University of Singapore
Dissertation Title:  Towards a Better Understanding of Liquidity, Trading Behavior and Stock Returns:  Three Essays in Market Microstructure

Athanos Papadimitriou  
Field: Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Placement: Bocconi University, Italy
Dissertation Title:  Efficient Data Inventory Management 

Andres Terech   
Field: Marketing     
Placement: Universidad Austral, Argentina
Dissertation Title:  Three Essays on Consideration Sets

Shijin Yoo   
Field: Marketing     
Placement: Singapore Management University
Dissertation Title:  Essays on Customer Equity and Product Marketing

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 1,500 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs, doctoral programs and executive education and management development 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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