Public Thesis Defenses

Spring 2020

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Patrick Lehnert Higher Education Institutions and Their Impact on Employment and Innovation: Regional Identification and Empirical Analyses Webinar
(MS Teams)
May 26, 2020
4:00pm
Anil Özdemir Essays in Sports Economics and Sports Management Webinar (online) May 14, 2020
10:00am
Felix Meissner A Behavioral Perspective on Organizational Learning and Adaption PLR G 103 Apr 23, 2020
1:00pm
Philip Longoni Essays in Empirical Financial Accounting PLR J 111 Feb 21, 2020
2:00pm
Felix Urban Essays in Empirical Financial Accounting PLR J 111 Feb 19, 2020
2:00pm

Fall 2019

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Philippe Meier The Effects of Interruptions on Performance and Risk-Taking PLR G 109 Jan 10, 2020
10:00am
Alexander Rohrer Three Essays on the Predictability of Foreign Exchange Rates and Cryptocurrency Prices PLR F 111 Dec 19, 2019
1:30pm
Christian Eggenberger Specificity of Skill Bundles: The Effects on Wages, Mobility and Employability PLR G 111 Sep 23, 2019
3:00pm
Maik Meusel Computational Design of an Integrated Learning and Assessment Platform for Higher Education MOO E 6 Sep 17, 2019
4:00pm
Barbara Fischer Costs and benefits of medical treatments at the end of life KOL N 1 Aug 19, 2019
10:00am

Spring 2019

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Robin Schnider Macro-, Meso-, and Micro-Level Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro-Social Behavior UNK Library 2nd Floor June 17, 2019
1:00pm
Reinhold Kesler Essays on Competition Policy in the Digital Era KOL N 1 June 6, 2019
4:00pm
Katharina Jaik Upper-secondary education in Switzerland: Interplay between academic and vocational education and individual decisions KOL G 222 June 3, 2019
4:00pm
José Parra Moyano Three Essays on the Management and Economics of Blockchain-Based Systems MOO E 6 June 3, 2019
11:00am
Jonathan Fu Three Essays on Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship PLD E 04 May 7, 2019
9:30am
Alena Miftakhova Three Essays in Economics of Climate Change MOO E 6 Apr 3, 2019
10:00am
Beat Meier Brand Choice and Loyalty – Evidence from Swiss car registration microdata KOL F 102 Feb 19, 2019
10:30am

Fall 2018

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Andreas Thomann Essays in Numerical Finance MOO E 6 Jan 17, 2019
10:30am
Martin Kindschi Basic Human Values, Social Support and Financial Decision-Making – Dynamics in Friendship and Advice Networks AND 4.57 Dec 19, 2018
10:00am
Wolfgang Kotowski Ambivalent Consumer Networks: Coping with Conflicts AFL F 172/173 Nov 28, 2018
2:00pm
Thomas Rüffieux Three Essays on Investment Decisions in Decentralized Firms KOL N 1 Nov 5, 2018
2:30pm
Alexander Grimm Knowledge Transfer in Organizations – Algorithmic Framework for Analyzing Communication Networks AND 4.57 Sep 24, 2018
1:00pm
Patrick Walker Multivariate Non-Gaussian Models for Quantitative Risk and Portfolio Management MOO E 6 Sep 20, 2018
3:00pm

Spring 2018

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Michael Allan Ribers Essays on Antibiotic Prescribing and Resistance KOL N 1 July 2, 2018
10:00am
Maria Auxiliadora Franco Mosquera From a linear to a closed-loop industrial economy: Three essays on the circular economy at the micro-level Room 117 at Kollegienhaus Uni Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel June 19, 2018
5:30pm
Niklas Dürr Essays in Competition Strategy and Competition Policy AFL F 172/173 June 18, 2018
11:00am
Stevo Pavicevic A Social-Psychological Perspective on Acquisitions: The Role of Individuals and Groups in Acquisition Decision Making Processes and Outcomes AFL F 148 Mar 13, 2018
11:00am
Radu Petru Tanase Social Influence - Identification, Effect and Extensions AND 4.57 Mar 5, 2018
11:00am
Susanne Mehr The Role of Leaders and Co-Workers in Organizational Socialization: A Meta-Analytic Review and New Perspectives PLM J 420 Feb 27, 2018
5:00pm

Fall 2017

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Peter Höschler Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Labor Market Transitions PLM G 204 Dec 4, 2017
2:00pm
Abel Camacho Guardian Three essays on social network theory AND 4.55 Nov 20, 2017
10:00am
Maximilian Rüdisser Decision-making under risk: Evidence from behavioral field studies AFL F 148 Nov 7, 2017
10:00am
Benedikt Bisig Essays on transfer pricing, taxes and corporate sustainability performance KO2 F 157 Sep 19, 2017
2:30pm
Paolo Bizzozero Three Essays on Economic Behavior: Evidence from Professional Tennis AFL F 148 Sep 18, 2017
2:00pm
Curdin Pfister Different Educational Structures and their Economic Impact on Individuals and the Economy PLM G 420 Sep 1, 2017
3:00pm
Andreas Schmid Managing Human Resources in Family Firms PLM J 420 Aug 9, 2017
5:00pm
Heidi Bodenmann Antecedents and Consequences of Envy in the Workplace PLM J 420 Aug 8, 2017
5:00pm

Spring 2017

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Philipp Ott Three Essays in Computational Economics MOO E 6 Apr 7, 2017
2:15pm
Alexander Mück Umsatzerfassung nach IFRS 15 – Eine empirische Untersuchung der erwarteten Auswirkungen von IFRS 15 in der Schweiz AFL F 106 Mar 6, 2017
9:00am
Lars Kabitz Three essays on firms' exposure to common risks KOL G 210 Feb 24, 2017
2:00pm

Fall 2016

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time
Zhao Yang Unethical Customer Behavior – Causes, Consequences, Detection and Managerial Implications AND 4.57 Jan 11, 2017
10:00am
Lea Rutishauser How Social Exchange and Support Relationships Affect Work Attitudes and Behavior: Multiple Foci and Contextual Influence PLM J 412 Jan 10, 2017
05:00pm
Sonja Pisarov Essays on Relative Performance Evaluation BLU 008 Dec 20, 2016
03:00pm
Maximilian Adelmann Three Essays in Portfolio Optimization MOO E 6 Dec 20, 2016
11:00am
Maximilian Werner Three Essays in Computational Methods and Macro Financial Modeling MOO E 6 Nov 4, 2016
10:30am
Cornel Nesseler Essays in sports economics KOL E 13 Sep 21, 2016
09:30am
Corinne Jaeger Ort Staatliche Revisionsaufsicht in der Schweiz - Eine empirische Messung der subjektiv wahrgenommenen Ergebnisse aus der Aufsichtstätigkeit der Eidgenössischen Revisionsaufsichtsbehörde RAB PLM F 118 Sep 14, 2016
10:00am
Patrick Hofstetter Psychological Contracts and Theoretical Cousins: Promises and Fulfillment, Work Orientations and Commitment in the Swiss Armed Forces PLM J 412 Sep 13, 2016
01:00pm
Stephan Hartmann Turnaround-Management im deutschsprachigen Raum. Empirische Studie zum Turnaround und Lebenszyklus in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich AFL F 105 Sep 12, 2016
09:00am
Martin Murmann Essays on the Human Capital of Employees in New Ventures AFL F 172/173 Aug 23, 2016
10:00am
Hannah Trittin Transcending the Organization: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communication in the Network Society UNK E 2 Aug 19, 2016
03:00pm

Spring 2016

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Daniel Feldmann Finanzielle Berichterstattung von Renditeliegenschaften unter IFRS - Eine empirische Analyse ausgewählter Märkte in Europa PLM F 118 May 26, 2016
11:00am
Ursina Hüppin Earnouts nach IFRS 3 - Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse von Unternehmenszusammenschlüssen in Kontinentaleuropa PLM F 118 May 26, 2016
09:30am
Jérôme Halberkann Offenlegung, Earnings Management und Informationsasymmetrie PLM F 118 May 25, 2016
08:15am
Eleftherios Antonios Couzoudis Applications and Computational Methods for Generalized Nash Equilibria MOO E 6 Mar 10, 2016
10:00am
Miriam Rinawi Returns to Vocational Education and Training: Retention, Mobility, and Wages PLM G 204 Mar 8, 2016
3:30pm
Jamie Gloor The Labyrinth of Leadership: Female, Family, & Career Considerations PLM J 412 Mar 7, 2016
2:00pm
Xin-Yu Zou Selected Topics in Product and Internet Marketing AND 4.57 Mar 7, 2016
10:00am
Stefano Nigsch Enhancing the competitiveness of research universities: 3 essays on the chances and challenges of new steering approaches in science AFL 148 Mar 2, 2016
10:00am
Manuela Morf The Interplay of Human Resource Management and Job Boredom: A Behavioural Perspective PLM J 412 Mar 2, 2016
10:00am

Fall 2015

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Ole Wilms Four Essays in Asset Pricing MOO E 6 Jan 19, 2016
10:00am
Mathias Beck Public Innovation Policies: Am Empirical Analysis of Subsidies and Collaboration AFL F 172 Jan 13, 2016
9:00am
Anna Sender-Jedrzejewska Push and Pull Factors in Employee Turnover PLM J 412 Dec 8, 2015
10:00am
Shenghui Ma The CEO Post-Succession Process: Dynamics of Personal Integration and Strategic Change UNK G 9 Oct 13, 2015
5:00pm
Pascal Koradi Ausgestaltung der Finanzberichterstattung als mögliche Erklärungsgrösse für wichtige Werttreiber einer Regionalbank - Eine empirische Untersuchung mit Fokus auf die schweizerischen Regionalbanken in den Jahren 1990 bis 2009 PLM F 118 Sep 16, 2015
3:00pm

Spring 2015

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Simone Balestra Education over the life-cycle: class size effects, returns to education, and wage trajectories after job loss PLM G 204 July 24, 2015
4:00pm
Felix Werle Processes and Practices of Open Strategy UNK-E-2 July 8, 2015
3:00pm
Violetta Splitter The Situatedness of Knowledge and Practices: Studies on the Adoption of Pro-social Practices and Academic Knowledge UNK-E-2 June 29, 2015
4:00pm
Stefan Schembera Collective Journey as Destination: Organizing for Corporate Social Responsibility and Fighting Corruption in Global Business UNK G 9 June 16, 2015
11:00am
Nicolas Schweizer Improving sponsorship performance - Three papers on organization, strategy, and brand management from the viewpoint of sponsored sports entities PLM-G-210 May 27, 2015
10:00am
Katherine Caves Three empirical approaches to the economics of education PLM 204 May 11, 2015
2:00pm
Cornelia Caprano Effectiveness of Social Media Communication: An Empirical Analysis
of Key Performance Drivers
PLM G 218 Mar 03, 2015
10:30am
Brian Rüeger Status Quo und Entwicklungspotential von Schweizer Unternehmen
in Bezug auf die Serviceorientierung und Serviceentwicklung
KOL-G-212 Feb 26, 2015
10:00am
Emilio Marti Financial Regulation, Financial Innovation, and Public Deliberation:
Critical Insights from Organization Theory
Universitäts-
strasse 84
(2. Stock)
Feb 25, 2015
15:00am
Marc Brechot A dual perspective on the economics of sports PLM G 224 Feb 25, 2015
11:00am
Rosa Maria Cacabelos Otero Three Essays on Word-of-Mouth PLM G 224 Feb 25, 2015
10:00am
Felix Eugen Langenmayr Organizational memory as a function: A Luhmannian perspective on the construction of past, present and future in organizations UNK E 2 Feb 19, 2015
7:30pm
Christian Schlick Determinanten und Prüfung der Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung PLM F 124 Feb 18, 2015
2:30pm
Andrew Rendall The Economics of Skill-Specific Human Capital PLM G 210 Feb 4, 2015
12:30pm

Fall 2014

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Gregor Reich Three Essays in Computational Economics MOO E 006 Dec 3, 2014
11:00am
Margot Löwenberg Dynamic Processes in Marketing - An Application of Multilevel Models to Assess Firm and Salesperson Performance Development AND-4.57 Dec 2, 2014
10:00am
Stephanie Grassl Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholderverhalten und Werte KOL N 1 Oct 22, 2014
12:30pm
Lukas Schönenberger Managing complexity: a collection of new tools that transcend System Dynamics PLM K 515 Sep 23, 2014
2:00pm
Katharina Dittrich The Accomplishment and Change of Organizational Practices and Routines. Three Papers from a Practice-Theoretical Perspective UNK G 9 Sep 18, 2014
3:00pm
Ruta Bilkeviciute Prüfungsqualität und ihre Determinanten - Eine empirische Untersuchung für die Schweiz PLM F 124 Sep 3, 2014
2:00pm
Corrado Menghini Transaktionsentscheide oder das Ausnutzen von Wahlrechten und Ermessensspielräumen in der Rechnungslegung - Ein Experiment zu Earnings Management PLM F 118 Aug 15, 2014
3:00pm

Spring 2014

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Martin Christoffer Klüwer Determinanten der Aktivierung von Entwicklungskosten nach IFRS - Eine empirische Untersuchung am deutschen Kapitalmarkt PLM F 124 Apr 7, 2014
4:45pm

Fall 2013

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Raphael Flepp Betting Markets as a Laboratory for Financial Studies PLM G 224 Dec 12, 2013
3:00pm
Alois Rejas-Tresch Management von Fussballspielern - Zur Gestaltung der Kundenbeziehungen von Agenturen PLM 505 Dec 11, 2013
4:00pm
André Meier Die Konzeption, Anwendung und Beurteilung interner Kontrollsysteme in mittelgrossen Schweizer Unternehmen PLM 124 Sep 24, 2013
2:00pm
Susan Mendez Essays in Regulation of Pharmaceutical Markets PLM 515 Sep 20, 2013
3:30pm
Anselm Schneider Shifting balances of power and new forms of corporate control - Three essays on corporate responsibility and corporate governance in a globalized economy Library, Universitätsstr. 84, 2nd Floor Sep 11, 2013
2:00pm
Eric Lucas Essays on Organizationals Search and Adaptation in Complex Environments PLM G 210 Sep 10, 2013
2:15pm
Simon Wey A Business Perspective on Public Regulation PLM G 210 Sep 10, 2013
1:15pm
Christian Rupietta Knowledge Diffusion Through Dual-Track Vocational Education and Training - A Firm Level Analysis PLM G 204 Sep 4, 2013
3:00pm
Sandro Kuerschner Empirical Research on Management Control PLM 124 Aug 16 2013
10:30am

Spring 2013

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Jana Heimel Prozessorientiertes Controlling - Konzeptualisierung, Determinanten und Erfolgswirkungen PLM 124 Jul 31, 2013
11:00am
Armon Pfister Hochschulmarke und Hochschulreputation - Eine webbasierte Analyse PLD E 04 Jun 10, 2013
3:00pm
Peter Ising Earnings Accruals and Real Activities Management around lnitiaI Public Offerings - Evidence from Specific lndustries PLM 124 Jun 3, 2013
1:45pm
Daniela Schmitz Prüfung von Nachhaltigkeitsberichten PLM 118 May 13 2013
4:00pm
Christoph Pimmer Lernen und Kompetenzentwicklung im dynamischen Umfeld klinischer Arbeit. BE 3 F04 Mar 20 2013
2:00pm
Yvonne Oswald Educational decisions under uncertainty PLM G 204 Mar 5 2013
3:00pm
Peter Adolph Die finanzielle Berichterstattung von Herstellerleasing nach lnternational Financial Reportinq Standards (IFRS) PLM F 124 Mar 1, 2013
2:00pm
Pamela Bethke-Langenegger Talent Management - A multilevel analysis in a multiactor context PLM J 412 Feb 26, 2013
5:00pm
Peter Barmettler Transparenz Schweizer Managementvergütungen PLM F 118 Feb 27, 2013
8:30am

Fall 2012

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Barbara Kohlstock Kritische Analyse von Schulprogrammen und der Balanced Scorecard am Beispiel der Steuerungssysteme für die Volksschulen im Kanton Zürich. UNK G 04 Dec 3, 2012
5:00pm
Martin Sprenger Anreizgestaltung zu kunden- und verkaufsorientiertem Verhalten - Eine Untersuchung in Banken PLM 103/104 Nov 21, 2012
14:00pm
Patrick Haack Legitimacy in Institutional Theory: Three Essays on Social Judgments in a Globalized World UNK-E-2 Sep 19, 2012
12:30pm
Caroline Dumont du Voitel Kooperationen zwischen Profit- und Nonprofit-Organisationen. Eine Analyse im Kontext der Corporate Social Responsibility PLM 515 Sep 14, 2012
10:00am
Simone Weiss Segmentberichterstattung nach IFRS 8 - Analyse der Auswirkungen des Managementansatzes auf die Anwendung und die Qualität der Segmentberichterstattung in der Schweiz PLM 118 Sep 11, 2012
9:00am
Roger Luethi Community Enterprises PLM 224 Aug 29, 2012
2:00pm

Spring 2012

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Panlang Lin Essays in the Economics of Media Markets PLM 210 Jul 10, 2012
10:30am
Christian Weingärtner Economic Consequences of Property Rights Allocations - Application to three Problems in Sports Management PLM 210 Jul 10, 2012
9:00am
Maria Alejandra Olivares Essays on Efficiency and Productivity in the Higher Education Sector: Empirical Applications for Switzerland, Germany and Europe PLM 501 Jun 19, 2012
10:00am
Anja Feierabend Pitfalls of work-family support PLM 412 Feb 28, 2012
9:00am
Silvia Teuber The effect of vocational education and labor market institutions on personnel and organizational strategies - an international comparison PLM 204 Feb 23, 2012
3:00pm
Philipp Friebe Compliance bei Schweizer Unternehmen ausserhalb des Bankensektors - Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse aus betriebswirtschaftlicher Perspektive PLM 118 Feb 22, 2012
4:00pm

Fall 2011

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Emil Inauen The Governance of Religious Orders PLM 412 Jan 30, 2012
2:00pm
Tobias Duschl Essays in Applied Economics of Organization and Regulation PLM G 210 Sep 23, 2011
9:30am
Piera Waibel The Bottom Up Development Perspective in the Innovation Process of Base of the Pyramid Ventures: Evidence from Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean Universitätsstr. 84, 2. Etage Sep 22, 2011
11:00am
Hossam Zeitoun Corporate Governance Modes, Stakeholder Relations, and Organizational Value Creation ETH: IFW-E44 Sep 22, 2011
9:00am
Sandra Meseck Liquiditätsregulierung nach Basel III PLM 118 Sep 21, 2011
4:30pm
Maximillian Müller Kapitalmarktreaktion auf die Publikation von Erfolgsgrössen PLM 118 Sep 20, 2011
3:30pm
Olivia Bischoff Bilanzpolitisches Gestaltungspotenzial bei der Kaufpreisallokation nach IFRS 3 PLM 118 Sep 20, 2011
2pm
Tobias Stucki Determinants of Training and the Performance of New Firms Plattenstr. Sep 20, 2011
10:00am
Andreas Butz Die Bereitstellung öffentlicher Güter durch Unternehmen: Eine ökonomische Analyse vor dem Hintergrund der Korruptionsbekämpfung und der Bereitstellung von Bildungsleistungen Universitätsstr. 84, Bibliothek 2. Etage Sep 19, 2011
10:00am
Stelios Gasnakis Modularization of Product Development in Global Manufacturing Companies KOL G 203 Sep 7, 2011
9:00am
Stefano Balestra Charitv TV Advertisinq - To play or not to play on heart strinqs PLM 103 Aug 22, 2011
3:00pm

Spring 2011

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Matthias Inauen An empirical investigation on the relationship between open innovation and innovation performance PLM 401 May 31, 2011
12:00pm
Regula Geel Dual Education and Career Consequences PLM G 204 May 31, 2011
10:00am
Bendik Höhn Die ökonomische Relevanz des Other Comprehensive Income PLM Apr 13, 2011
2:00pm
Ina-Maria Kaufmann The Neuroeconomic View on Trust: Ethical, Practical and Theoretical Implications in the Realm of Organizations Universitäts-strasse 84 Apr 4, 2011
10:30am
Simon Janssen TBA PLM 204 Mar 8, 2011
2:00pm
Eva-Maria Aulich TBA PLM 412 Mar 8, 2011
9:00am
Julia Hillebrandt Corporate Social Responsibility in Profession Football: An Investigation of UEFA and the NFL PLM-2-224 Mar 7, 2011
2:00pm
Christian Vögtlin Verantwortungsvolle Führung im Kontext der Gloablisierung: Konzeptionalisierung und Operationalisierung eines erweiterten Führungsverständnisses UNK-E-2 Feb 28, 2011
9:00am

Fall 2010

PhD Candidate Topic Location Date & Time  
Thomas Epper The Observer's Fallacy BLU 003 Jan 28, 2011
12:00pm
Shqiponia Isufi Beurteilung der Eingeschränkten Revision aus Sicht der leitenden Revisoren - Eine empirische Untersuchung bei Aktiengesellschaften in der Deutschschweiz PLM 124 Sep 13, 2010
2:15pm
Ullrich Hannes Essays in Applied Microeconomics
and Econometrics
PLM 103/104 Sep 23, 2010
2:30pm
Jan Pieper Team Effectiveness in Organizational Contexts PLM 224 Sep 28, 2010
9:00am