LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 School 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 School'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 School doctoral graduates and their first academic or industry appointments are as follows (listed alphabetically): Graduate Field of Specialization Placement 1) Aydin Alptekinoglu Decisions, Operations and University of Technology Management Florida Dissertation Title: Essays on Operations-Marketing Strategy 2) Ram Bala Decisions, Operations and Health Technology Management Research, Inc. West Trenton, New Jersey Dissertation Title: Pricing and Competition in the Market for Software Services 3) Yi Cathy Chen Marketing Singapore Management University Dissertation Title: Understanding the Impact of Certain and Uncertain Store Promotions on the Decision-Making Process in Product Choices 4) Jean-Francois Coget Human Resources and HEC, Paris Organizational Behavior (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) Dissertation Title: Leadership in Motion 5) Laura Frieder Finance Purdue University Dissertation Title: An Investigation of the Trading Patterns and Heuristics of Stockholders 6) Jason Hsu Finance Research Affiliates LLC Pasadena, CA Dissertation Title: Equity Risk, Credit Risk and Real Investment Risk 7) Wei Hua Human Resources and Singapore Organizational Behavior Management University Dissertation Title: The Impact of Proximity of Social Context on Employees Social Attachment - A Cross-level Demography Study 8) Sahn-Wook Huh International Business/Global Brock Economics and Management University, Canada Dissertation Title: Essays on Financial Markets and Trading Behaviors 9) Marc T. Junkunc Global Economics and Post-doctoral Management research Dissertation Title: Toward a Greater Economic Understanding of Entrepreneurial Activity: Examining the Nature and Importance of Specialized Knowledge 10) Wenjin Kang Global Economics and National Management University of Singapore Dissertation Title: Towards a Better Understanding of Liquidity, Trading Behavior and Stock Returns: Three Essays in Market Microstructure 11) Athanos Papadimitriou Decisions, Operations and Bocconi Technology Management University, Italy Dissertation Title: Efficient Data Inventory Management 12) Andres Terech Marketing Universidad Austral, Argentina Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Consideration Sets 13) Shijin Yoo Marketing 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. For further information please contact: Philip Little of UCLA Anderson School of Management, +1-310-825-9983, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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