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ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations


This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.

In addition to the electronic theses found in the ASU Digital Repository, ASU Theses and Dissertations can be found in the ASU Library Catalog.

Dissertations and Theses granted by Arizona State University are archived and made available through a joint effort of the ASU Graduate College and the ASU Libraries. For more information or questions about this collection contact or visit the Digital Repository ETD Library Guide or contact the ASU Graduate College at gradformat@asu.edu.


Date Range
2016 2018


This thesis aims to investigate the impacts of foreign banks’ management model on their degree of localization and operating efficiency. I decompose their management model into five major factors, including two formative factors and three reflective factors. The two formative factors are (1) strategic orientation and (2) target customers, and the three reflective factors are (1) top management team composition, (2) organizational structure, and (3) managerial authority and incentives. I propose that the formative factors influence foreign banks’ degree of localization, as demonstrated by the reflective factors, which subsequently influence foreign banks’ operating efficiency in China. To test the above …

Contributors
Sun, Minjie, Shen, Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2016

This thesis investigates whether mergers and acquisitions (M&As) help increase the competitive advantage and core competency of Chinese securities companies. Although M&As among Chinese securities companies were almost exclusively guided by the Chinese government in the earlier years, they have increasingly become more market-driven in recent years. Many large Chinese securities companies have engaged in horizontal mergers, cross-industry mergers, and cross-border mergers to increase their market positions. However, there is little up-to-date evidence about how these market-driven M&As influence the competitive advantage and core competency of securities companies in China. I seek to fill this gap by conducting a systematic …

Contributors
Wang, Lijuan, Shen, Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2016

The discussion on the question of integrity has a long history. It is regarded as an important research proposition in the fields of Chinese and Western philosophy, law, sociology, ethics, management and economics. Even though the research results are combined with each other for reference, there is still a lack of comprehensive analysis and empirical study on integrity. In the process of transition from planned economy to market economy, a series of problems have arisen. The problem of dishonesty has caused huge losses to the society as a whole. Therefore, it is of great theoretical and practical importance to conduct …

Contributors
Wang, Weiming, Gu, Bin, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2017

This paper quantitatively analyses the relation between the return of private seasoned equity offerings and variables of market and firm characteristics in China Ashare market. A multiple-factor linear regression model is constructed to estimate this relation and the result canhelp investors to determine the future return of private placement stocks. In this paper, I first review past theories about private placement stocks, including how the large shareholder participation, the discount of private offerings, the firm characteristics, and the investment on firm value will affect the return of private offerings. According to the past literature, I propose four main factors that …

Contributors
Cao, Xuan, Pei, Ker-Wei, Li, Feng, et al.
Created Date
2017

University graduates play a significant role in the labor market of China. Universities continuously supply senior talents and provide a strong guarantee to the country’s development. However, with the enlargement of the enrollment scale, more and more graduates become unemployed or forced to be employed. Most literatures mainly focus on the unemployed phenomenon or reasons, but had neglected the relationship among the employment, universities and the labor market. This assay is trying to using the supply and demand theory of classical economics to analyze the training direction and model of university from the perspective of the supply and demand of …

Contributors
Lin, Xiaoya, Shen, Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2017

Affected by the macro environment factors, such as economic growth rate of decline, China's real estate market net profit growth rate decline gradually. With the central limit of limited loans and a series of sound policy introduced, the real estate market is gradually showing signs of stabilizing, the industry overall revenue increase, but the profit rate began to decline, how to improve the performance of enterprises to profit growth, has become a practical problem enterprises must face. Through theoretical research and case analysis, research management innovation impact on business performance. Effect of Zhong’an real estate marketing partner and business partner …

Contributors
Shi, Zhongan, Hwang, Yuh-Chang, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2017

How to play the advantages of network loan platform to reduce the financing costs of net loan platform both in theory and practice has important significance. In this paper, we use the method of qualitative and quantitative combination. First of all, through the interview of the net loan platform practitioners, the financing cost of the net loan platform comes from the internal and external parts. Part of the network loan platform should be righteous, but counterproductive human and material costs, credit costs, information efficiency, transaction costs and matching costs; part of the emerging industry as a challenge, compliance costs, technical …

Contributors
Ren, Junxia, Gu, Bin, Chang, Chun, et al.
Created Date
2017

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have been playing a very significant role in the capital market. Many companies regard mergers and acquisitions as an important way for their business expansion and transformation. This paper begins with a review of literature on firm’s motivations of and outcomes in M&A, and followed by a critical examination of three case studies of actual M&A transactions based on the insights provided from the literature review. For each case study, a firm’s motivations and related managerial initiatives for M&A activities were examined, followed by an assessment of the firm’s post M&A performance results. This allows the …

Contributors
Yang, Zhibo, Pei, Ker-Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2018

Chinese commercial banks have experienced a period of fast and stable development since 2007. The adoption of a comprehensive enterprise risk management (ERM) system based on the Basel Accords was a significant event for the banking supervisory authority and the commercial banks during this period. This study investigates the impact of ERM adoption on the financial performance of the commercial banks as well as the underlying mechanisms using longitudinal data of 96 commercial banks from 2007 to 2016. Results from quantitative analyses suggest the following findings. First, ERM adoption had a positive impact on commercial banks’ financial performance after controlling …

Contributors
Jia, Guoqing, Shen, Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2018

随着社会经济发展,人们生活水平提高,红木市场不断发展壮大。但红木市场中存在 原材料无法认证、加工工艺无法辨别、产品价格混乱的现象,成为我国红木市场三大痛 点。能否解决红木市场这三大痛点,成为未来红木行业能否健康顺利发展的关键因素。 针对红木行业存在的问题,本文应用市场交易效率理论、信息不对称理论、金融市场 微观结构理论对红木市场做理论梳理,通过实地调研获取红木企业发展现状、厘清传统红 木交易流程和各交易环节中存在的问题,尝试在信息不对称理论的框架下对行业和典型企 业进行分析,将红木市场的交易要素进行序列梳理,重构市场组织和流程再造,创造性地 利用现代的互联网技术,把涉及的非标准的市场要素进行标准化设计,使其成为可交易的 标准化标的产品,并在设计可操作性的红木交易平台上进行交易,从而解决现有红木市场 中信息不对称导致的市场交易效率低下问题。本文一共分为十一章,第一到第五章为绪论、理论研究和研究综述。主要根据市场交 易效率理论、信息不对称理论和金融市场微观结构理论,引出建立红木交易市场,从而为 后续红木交易市场的设计奠定理论基础。第五章,对红木产业及其市场的要素进行信息解 析,为后面的非标准的市场要素进行标准化设计提供依据。第六、第七章,主要对红木交 易市场的信息不对称现状、红木交易市场交易效率进行分析。第八、第九章,主要基于信 息对称条件下的交易要素标准化设计和交易架构设计。第十章,主要通过对实际数据抓 取,对红木交易平台的有效性进行实证对比验证。第十一章是本文的结论和建议。 由于红木交易平台的设计是弥补大宗交易的空白,特别是红木交易市场要素的非标 准化,给标准化交易架构的设计带来一定难度。红木交易平台未来运营与发展中可能会遇 到很多风险,特别是投资者资格认证、交易涉众等社会问题,本文限于篇幅没有进行研 究,留待今后实践中不断总结和修正。 Dissertation/Thesis

Contributors
Chiu, Yung, Pei, Ker-Wei, Qian, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2018