Melbourne Business School - Theses
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Evaluation bias and backlash: how unconscious gender bias hurts women's career progress and two interventions to improve outcomes
In this thesis I investigate the impacts of unconscious gender bias on women in the workplace from the pespective of two types of bias: evaluation bias and backlash. I define evaluation bias as cases in which women are ...
Rules bound: how institutional effects diffuse through and bind the market relations between firms
Institutions, in the sense of durable systems of behavioural rules, norms and beliefs, are generally limited in their scope. Collective rules and norms are developed for specific behaviours and enforced within delimited ...
The dark side of groups: effects of entitlement and conflict
Despite the focus in the popular press about entitlement, there has been limited research on entitlement in the management literature. Through multiple studies, this thesis examines the effects of entitlement beliefs in ...
Copula models of serial dependence with applications to economic and financial time series forecasting
Almost all existing copula models use copula functions to capture cross-sectional dependence. Instead, this thesis explores using copula functions to capture serial dependence. The advantage of doing this, is that the ...
Gift systems and the divine economy of the poor
Gift giving constitutes a significant phenomenon in consumer research. However, the current literature does not address gift giving within religious contexts. Yet more than half of the world’s consumers are religious and ...
Leadership behavior and organizational performance of social enterprises
Social Entrepreneurship is described as “using market based methods to solve social problems” (Miller, Grimes, McMillan, & Vogus, 2012, p.616). In three separate studies, this dissertation investigates the antecedents of ...
Integrated Reporting <IR> and evolution of reporting approaches in the oil and gas industry (case study of oil and gas companies in Ecuador)
From investors’ insight, financial information is not sufficient to provide a holistic view of a given business. To offer a broader overview on the activity of an organisation, reporting approaches need to include both the ...
Feeling misidentified: the consequences of internal identity asymmetries for individuals at work
People have an enduring interest and concern with how they are perceived by others, particularly when these others can influence key outcomes. For example, at work, factors like promotions, performance reviews, pay raises ...
Investigating the Process of Ethical Decision-Making: How Moral Agency and Moral Identity Influence Moral Imagination.
In four experiments, I investigate how moral imagination is enhanced or inhibited by the personal attributes of the decision maker and the characteristics of the environment within which the ethical decision is made. ...