Fund for Doctoral Research and Development
To encourage doctoral candidates to add an international dimension to their dissertation topics, Penn Lauder CIBER offers grants through an annual competition. An additional aim of this grant program is to enable PhD students to access expertise that may strengthen their global perspectives. The funds may be used to support data or materials acquisition, research assistants, and travel for research, participation in workshops, or presentation at conferences.
Deadline: December 3, 2010: Application details
Workshop on Global Issues in Accounting
As a member of the CIBER Doctoral Internationalization Consortium, Penn Lauder CIBER is responsible for organizing a periodic workshop on International Accounting. This workshop is designed for a small select group of outstanding doctoral students who are at the intermediate stage of their academic careers, typically in the second or third year of their studies. The workshop does not assume prior knowledge in the international aspects of accounting but, rather, aims to highlight issues that appear fruitful for additional research in order to stimulate interest and, ideally, inclusion of an international dimension in dissertation topics.
The workshop on Global Issues in Accounting is generally wrapped around an annual, invitation-only conference by the same name that takes place at the University of North Carolina and attracts the leading names in the field of international accounting. Thus, the workshop enables doctoral students (1) to make progress with their research and explore international topics and also (2) to network with other PhD students and faculty from across the U.S. with a view toward the job market.
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The following are examples of recently funded doctoral student dissertation topics, presentations, and publications:
Jie Bai’s dissertation on “Sales Displacement Effect of Online File-sharing in Both Musical and Movie Industries in China” examines how free downloading affects the industries’ sales, consumers’ welfare, and how the industries would react in terms of introducing new products and designing more flexible pricing schemes.
Eric Keuffel is working on a dissertation on “Health Delivery Complement and Health Worker from Africa” and attended the African Health Economics and Policy Association Conference. His dissertation seeks to identify multiple determinants that influence the decision of physicians and other healthcare workers to emigrate from Africa and to assess the impact on health care in Africa.
Antonio Moreno-Garcia’s dissertation on “Large-scale Field Experimentation: Experiment-driven Pricing in Retail” examines how field experimentation, especially online, complemented with statistical model building, is spreading through research in top marketing journals. This dissertation aims to answer such questions as: How do brick-and-mortar retailers and online retailers fundamentally differ in terms of experimentation? and How do cross-cultural differences affect retail practices?