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Past OS Honors Theses

Class of 2021

Rachel Klein: A Jewish Call to Action: The Effect of Jewish Identity and Religiosity on Political Activism and Mobilization Among College Students at the University of Michigan

Brianne VanDyke: Surviving and Serving During COVID-19: The Influence of Size and Diversification on Organizational Adaptation in Midwest Community Development Corporations

Class of 2020

Charlotte Hoppen: The Price of Protection: How Institutional Prestige Prevents Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

Jenna Varcak: Reciprocation of Favors Between College Students as a Sample Organization

Class of 2010

Maya Burns: Impacts of Perceived Discrimination on African American Girls in the Transition to Middle School

Patricia Chen: Yin and Yang Theory of Competition: Social Comparison and Evaluation Apprehension Reciprocally Drive Competitive Motivation

Erica Jankelovitz: Institutional Peer Pressure: Why Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Organizations Participate in the Orphan Drug Act (1983)

Elizabeth Lai:  From Perception to Policy:  The Metaphors of US Counterterrorism

Danielle Wright:  When the sentence is over, is it really over?

Class of 2008

Justin Benson:  The Motivational Power of a Public Service Mission: Influences on its Effectiveness Among Public Sector Employees

Jenna Brubaker:  “It’s Definitely an Uphill Battle”: The Process of Innovation Implementation in the Context of School-Based Child Obesity Programs

Alexander Nichols: Barriers to Public Assistance for Hispanic Immigrants in the United States

Lindsey Rogers:  Governing the Global Commons: International Environmental Agreements and the North/South Divide

Class of 2007

Justin Berg: Coping with Passion:  Crafting Work and Leisure to Answer a Missed Calling*

Grace Chen: The Meaning of Meaningful Work: Subject-Object Meaningfulness in Knowledge Work

Joey DeBartolo: Quality Differences in the Receipt of Long-term Home Care

Perry Teicher: Changing a Paradigm:  Centralization in a Decentralized System

*Justin Berg's further-developed version of his thesis was published in Organization Science, with Professor Victoria Johnson as a co-author


Class of 2006

Class of 2005

Mel Beras: The Transformation of the Status of Women in Eastern and Central Europe during the First Post-Communist Decade

Kathryn Wheeler: Nurse Staffing and Resident Outcomes: National and State-Level Analyses