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  • Entrepreneur negotiation schema 

    Dunne, Timothy C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to discover how entrepreneurs think about negotiation. Examining cognition has increased our understanding of many entrepreneurship phenomena. However, much research to date focuses on ...
  • Essays on arts entrepreneurship : exploring creative entrepreneurial processes 

    Soares Traquina Alves Elias, Sara Rosa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Entrepreneurship is fundamental to both the success of artistic careers and economic development and growth. However, scholars have paid little attention, thus far, to the entrepreneurial efforts involved in the creation ...
  • Essays on banking IPOs 

    Crook, Matthew D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation explores the market reaction to analyst coverage initiations and the factors leading to coverage initiations by analysts for newly public banking stocks. I use two cases to investigate the timeliness and ...
  • Essays on CEO compensation 

    O'Brien, Scott (Scott William) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The two essays of my dissertation examine issues concerning CEO compensation. First, I examine the use of relative performance evaluation (RPE), asymmetry in pay for skill/luck, and compensation benchmarking for a sample ...
  • Essays on closed end funds: disclosure, discounts and performance 

    McCormick, Gary Paul, 1953- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Closed end funds provide a unique asset class for academic research due to that fact that they typically trade at a price different from the Net Asset ...
  • Essays on closed-end funds: internal versus external management and insider trading 

    Allen, William D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This dissertation examines two aspects of closed-end funds (CEF). First, a limited number of these funds maintain the historical management structure of internally allocating resources to investments as opposed to hiring ...
  • Essays on idea sharing and investor performance 

    Kern, Andrew, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation is the study of a novel database from an exclusive and confidential website where a select group of fundamentals-based hedge fund ...
  • Essays on improving sales performance 

    Garrett, K. Jason, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This research is a result of a collaborative effort with Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Missouri. The first essay focuses on sales team design. Based on an effect called Group Motivation Gain, previous research ...
  • Essays on security issuance 

    Olsen, Brett C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    When a firm requires funds for financing operations, managers face several alternatives. Managers may raise funds through the public markets or the private sector. They may issue equity, debt, or a mix of equity and debt. ...
  • Eudaimonic orientation: the pursuit of the best self 

    Yan, Wan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to integrate the concept of eudaimonia into management literature to enhance our understanding of employees' optimal functioning in the workplace. A lack of a scientific measure that ...
  • Firm strategy and knowledge management in strategic supply chain relationships: a knowledge-based view 

    Gupta, Vishal K., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Using the knowledge-based view, this study seeks to understand the relationship between firm strategic orientation and interorganizational knowledge management in strategic supply chain alliances of high technology firms. ...
  • Foreign exchange and foreign banking of America as it is related to American business 

    James, Virginia (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The purpose of this thesis is to investigate our present system of foreign banking and exchange and to discuss its relations to American business. I propose in Chapter I to outline the situation that confronted us at ...
  • Friends in High Places : Two Essays on the Importance of Corporate Political Connections 

    Houston, Reza (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study is an examination of the relationship between political connections and the undertaking of major firm events. In our first essay, presented ...
  • From service design to delivery: integrating marketing and operations in the service unit 

    Murray, Lynn M., 1964- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Marketing and operations researchers approach services with widely divergent paradigms, focusing on different routes to success. These different approaches often cause these researchers to come to opposing conclusions and ...
  • Have you seen the new model?: visual design and product newness 

    Radford, Scott K., 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Firms must continually innovate to successfully meet both consumer needs and competitive pressures. Previous investigations of innovation have examined this construct solely from the firms' perspective and only minimal ...
  • Hiding in plain sight: camouflage in the corporate governance of IPOs 

    Cicon, James E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    I show that quality of corporate governance incrementally explains IPO pricing and performance. I facilitate this by creating a measure of corporate governance, provided by the bylaws and charter of an IPO, called ...
  • Household financial choice: three essays 

    Finke, Michael S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation examines household characteristics the impact financial decision making. The first essay explores the role of cognitive ability in numeracy, risk tolerance, credit decisions, wealth and retirement savings ...
  • Humor in the entrepreneurial pitch context : the effect of humor, investor regulatory focus and argument quality on pitch evaluations and funding decisions 

    Seyrek, Scott Ugur (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Conventional wisdom and a small body of empirical research suggests that while humor can sometimes be used for negative purposes, it tends to be “good,” and associated with positive outcomes. Many entrepreneurs incorporate ...
  • Illiquidity spillover: the cross-market impact of firm level illiquidity 

    Maslar, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study is an examination of the cross-market relations of illiquidity at the firm level. In the first part of the study I explore the cross-market ...