I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Strategy at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In my research, my goal is to understand how firms effectively develop and respond to new technological opportunities by studying the processes of both technology generation and technology adoption. In particular, I explore how actors other than firm management, such as shareholders and human capital, can play an important role in shaping whether and how firms pursue riskier, more uncertain choices in these processes, such as engaging in a more exploratory search process in R&D or becoming an early adopter of a new technology.  In my dissertation work, I focus on the set of actors that comprise a firm's human capital, and I examine the role of human capital integration in the technology adoption process. In joint work with Gautam Ahuja, we focus on a firm's shareholders and study how the composition of shareholders affects risk-taking in R&D.

Prior to joining the doctoral program at Ross, I worked as an assistant economist in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where I performed both policy work and academic research in the Capital Markets Function. I hold a bachelor of arts degree in economics with a concentration in poverty studies from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

I am a candidate on the 2017-18 job market. My dissertation committee includes my advisor Gautam Ahuja (co-chair), Maggie Zhou (co-chair), Seth Carnahan, Maxim Sytch, and Jane Banaszak-Holl. For more information, please refer to the links above or download my CV. I can be contacted at casidheh@umich.edu.