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 develop and respond to new technological opportunities. I study two processes of technology adaptation--technology generation and technology adoption--and I consider the role of actors other than firm management in shaping these processes. For example, in joint work with Gautam Ahuja, I focus on risk-taking in R&D, examining how the composition of a firm’s shareholders affects the degree to which firms engage in exploratory, distant search in the technology generation process. In my dissertation work, I focus on technology adoption. I consider how integrating human capital affects the timing of the decision to adopt a new technology as well as the implementation of the new technology.

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.