UCLA Anderson School of Management Produces 13 New Management Scholars

Doctoral Graduates Take First Academic and Industry Assignments

Aug 11, 2004, 01:00 ET from UCLA Anderson School of Management

    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
     3) Yi Cathy Chen          Marketing                       Singapore
     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
     Dissertation Title:  Leadership in Motion
     5) Laura Frieder          Finance                         Purdue
     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
     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,
     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
     10) Wenjin Kang           Global Economics and            National
                               Management                      University of
     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,
     Dissertation Title:  Efficient Data Inventory Management
     12) Andres Terech         Marketing                       Universidad
     Dissertation Title:  Three Essays on Consideration Sets
     13) Shijin Yoo            Marketing                       Singapore
     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
     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, philip.little@anderson.ucla.edu.

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