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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.

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Language
  • Chinese
Status
  • Public
Date Range
2015 2019


In the last two years, China’s booming of Internet Finance Platform made significant impacts on three dimensions. Compared with the conventional market, Internet Finance is asserted to open a revolutionary pathway of lending where by small and mid-sized companies may overcome the financing dilemma on credit accessibility and high cost. In other words, Internet Finance is hyped to be able to reduce information asymmetry, enhance allocation efficiency of resources, and promote product and process innovations for the financial institutions. However, the core essence of Internet Finance rests on risk assessment and control – a fundamental element applies to all forms …

Contributors
Zhang, Qi, Pei, Ker-Wei, Gu, Bin, et al.
Created Date
2016

Executive compensation design involving equity shares has been widely used in Europe, the United States and other developed countries where the capital markets are relatively mature. In China, due to the differences in industries, ownership structure, stages of enterprise development, constraints faced by the firms, the executive compensation design using equity shares tends to vary accordingly. For the state-owned companies, the situations are more complex than others. This complexity has not been a focus of the past literature, particularly on the compensation contract design and its subsequent implementation. Based on Coase contract theorem, agency theory and human capital theory, I …

Contributors
An, Hongjun, Pei, Ker-Wei, Chen, Hong, et al.
Created Date
2016

With regard to business modules in Chinese delivery services companies, there has long been a heated debate on whether franchising or direct management is the better module for Chinese market. But most prior discussion was lightweight, unconvincing and without any theoretical framework. This research examines three major management problems in Chinese delivery services: 1. The reason for choosing franchising module, 2. The relationship between franchising module and implementation of the product, 3. The functions of IT in delivery services. By reviewing theories on enterprise boundary and summarizing the six features of franchising contracts in Chinese delivery business as well as …

Contributors
Yang, Zhoulong, Pei, Ker-Wei, Zhang, Anmin, et al.
Created Date
2018

It is important and with significant practical value to study how positioning may help enhance a company’s brand value and improve a company’s profitability. It is especially essential to find suitable solution to help Chinese enterprises appropriately position their brands, evaluate brand value, and adopt suitable positioning strategy. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the impact of positioning on brand value through several case studies and empirical research, and to establish the relationship between positioning and brand value. At the same time, through determination of research topics and conduction of field studies, the paper ultimately verified the relationship …

Contributors
Guo, Min, Pei, Ker-Wei, Cui, Haitao, et al.
Created Date
2016

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

This thesis starts with an analysis of the current situation of the pharmaceutical industry in China, and discusses the strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the pharmaceutical industry in China. It elaborates on the rationale for the development of the mergers and acquisitions of the pharmaceutical SMEs. Then a literature review is provided on the causes of corporate mergers and acquisitions such as the economies of scale, synergistic effect, transaction costs, market power, and strategic diversification.Next,the thesis analyzes the underlying rationale for the M&A transactions in the pharmaceutical industry in China, and explores the …

Contributors
Zhou, Yan, Pei, Ker-Wei, Chen, Hong, et al.
Created Date
2015

In this study I investigate the organizational strategies that Chinese power generation companies may use to reduce the impact of coal price increases on their profits. Organizations are open systems in that no organization possesses all the resources that it needs and all organizations must obtain resources from their external environments in order to survive. Resource dependent theory suggests that the most important goal of an organization is to find effective mechanisms to cope with its dependence on the external environments for resources that are critical to its survival. Chinese power generation companies traditionally rely heavily on coal as their …

Contributors
Sun, Min, Shen, Wei, Liu, Jun, et al.
Created Date
2015

Financing lease has bloomed as a new financing tool in China for the last several years. In this thesis I investigate the factors that influence China’s automobile financial leasing decisions by both lessors and lessees through market surveys. Based on Probit regression analysis of the data collected from 250 companies and 300 individuals, I find that a firm is more likely to use automobile financial leasing when its corporate tax rate is lower, growth potential is more stabilized, and profit is higher. It is also more likely to happen when a firm's long-term debt ratio and its degree of internationalization …

Contributors
Lin, Zhen, Zhang, Anming, Pei, Ker-Wei, et al.
Created Date
2015

In accordance with the Principal Agent Theory, Property Right Theory, Incentive Theory, and Human Capital Theory, firms face agency problems due to “separation of ownership and management”, which call for effective corporate governance. Ownership structure is a core element of the corporate governance. The differences in ownership structures thus may result in differential incentives in governance through the selection of senior management and in the design of senior management compensation system. This thesis investigates four firms with four different types of ownership structures: a public listed firm with the controlling interest by the state, a public listed firm with a …

Contributors
Gao, Shenghua, Pei, Ker-Wei, Li, Feng, et al.
Created Date
2015

当前各个城市都在努力推动“互联网+政务”的公共服务新模式,打造政府公共服务平台,提供“一站式”的服务资源,以民众需求为中心,解决民众信息查询、政府办事预约、政策咨询等公共活动的需要。可以看出,政务平台给民众的生活带来极大的便利,是当前各地政府响应中央建立“智慧城市”“数字中国”的重要举措。 本课题发现当前的政务平台逐步引入PPP模式,借助社会资源开发政务平台。但是,PPP模式是否有利于政务平台的建设,受到哪些因素的制约,如何更好地利用PPP模式进行开发工作,这些问题在现前的研究中没有得到很好地探索。带着这些问题,本课题对PPP模式在政务平台建设中的作用进行了深入剖析。主要研究内容如下: 在第一部分中,本课题政府公共服务和政务相关理论进行了全面整理,发现政务平台要想走出一条健康发展之路,需要借助社会资源进行市场化,而PPP模式符合当前政务平台建设的需要。本文对PPP模式在国内外电子政务的应用进行了分析,提出了本文的研究主题。 在第二部分中,本文对华东地区50座城市的政务平台进行了调研,对常见问题进行了整理,发现PPP模式已经广泛应用于政务平台建设中,且主要有四种模式,本文对50座城市的政务平台建设情况进行了数据采集,并进行了深入分析。 在第三部分中,结合调研现状和文献研究成果,提出了PPP模式影响政务平台建设的相关假设,并构建了计量模型。通过短面板分析验证假设,并进行了Robust分析,证实结论的普适性。 在第四部分中,本文分析了研究结果,认为政务平台采用PPP模式能够有效促进政务平台的建设水平,提高用户满意度;并且PPP模式与合作企业的估摸、信息的透明程度和平台的交互能力存在显著的交互作用,共同影响用户对政务平台的评价。政府引入PPP模式,充分对接可利用资源,并加强盈利控制,对当前政务平台的建设是具有积极意义的。 Dissertation/Thesis

Contributors
Zhao, Liang, Pei, Ker-Wei, Chen, Xinlei, et al.
Created Date
2019