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Scalability and Business Outcomes: Essays on Managing Trade-Offs when Fringe Technologies go Mainstream

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posted on 25.11.2019, 12:57 by Abhishek RayAbhishek Ray
This dissertation consists of three essays that study problems that decision-makers face when hitherto niche technologies scale up. Typically, scaling up involves market expansion with participation from a variety of agents with complex preferences, using the technology to maximize their utility. A major problem for the decision maker then is either one or a combination of the following: deciding policy for optimal business or social outcomes, implementing effcient demand allocation mechanisms or improving market design.


Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy



Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Karthik Kannan

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Hossein Ghasemkhani

Additional Committee Member 2

Mario Ventresca

Additional Committee Member 3

Thanh Nguyen

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