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Measuring Lexical Style and Competence: The Type-Token Vocabulary Curve
(Northern Illinois University, 1990)
A personal computer is used to analyze samples from literary texts by thirteen different authors, including passages from Genesis, Hemingway, Longfellow, Jane Austen, Henry James, George Eliot, James Joyce, and Basic ...
Missouri Crop-Share Leasing Patterns
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-07)
This guide focuses on one specific rental agreement, the crop-share lease. This guide uses producer survey information to determine how tenants and landowners share the costs of production under 50-50 and 2/3-1/3 lease ...
Designing a Farm Résumé
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-05)
A farm resume is much like a resume for employment in that it highlights your qualifications to do a job. A farm resume can help tenants to be creative in selling their services. Young farmers, in particular, can benefit ...
Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance
(Transaction Publishers, 1999)
In this article, I focus on the financial-market entrepreneur—what Rothbard (1962, 1985) calls the capitalist-entrepreneur— to outline some features of an Austrian theory of corporate governance. I begin by reviewing the ...
Contracts and the Institutional Environment for Electricity Reform
Recent law and economics literature suggests that courts and administrative agencies should allow utilities to renegotiate supply contracts signed prior to restructuring, as an attractive alternative to continued regulatory ...
Empirical Research in Transaction Cost Economics: A Review and Assessment
(Yale University Press, 1995-09)
This Article summarizes and assesses the growing body of empirical research in transaction cost economics (TCE). Originally an explanation for the scale and scope of the firm, TCE is used to study a variety of economic ...
Economic Calculation and the Limits of Organization
(Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 1996)
This paper highlights some distinctive Austrian contributions to the theory of the firm, contributions that have been largely neglected, both inside and outside the Austrian literature. In particular, Mises's concept of ...
Crop Marketing Plan
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-10)
The marketing plan described here is intended, first, to cover as many of the costs of production as possible and, second, to maximize the price received for commodities produced. Many farmers try to maximize price before ...
Extension Education and Unbiased Research
Discusses an Extension educator's role in the community, especially when faced with the situation that research conflicts with grassroots beliefs.
Beginning to Inform the Theory of the Cooperative Firm: Emergence of the New Generation Cooperative
(Association for Business Administration Studies, 1999-04)
The objective of this paper is threefold: 1) to introduce the recent emergence of a nontraditional form of collective action in rural United States, 2) to explore the path-dependent institutional environment from which ...
The Role of Management Behavior in Agricultural Cooperatives
(American Institute of Cooperation, 1994)
Mintzburg's managerial working role model is used to explore the ways roles and behavior of the general manager of a user-oriented firm differ from those of the manager of an investor-owned firm (lOF). It is argued that, ...
Cooperatives and Group Action
(Texas A&M University, 1993)
The primary objective of this paper is to synthesize and summarize organizational issues and challenges facing U.S. agricultural cooperatives as they analyze their strategic options in preparing to meet the needs of their ...
Real-time ultrasound : possible uses in genetic prediction (1998)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1998)
Ultrasound found its first applications in livestock research in the 1950s. Since that time, the great strides that have been made in ultrasound research have benefited both human medicine and the livestock industry. This ...
FAPRI 1999 U.S and World Agricultural Outlook
(Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia., 1999-01)
The FAPRI U.S. and World Agricultural Outlook presents projections of world agricultural production, consumption, and trade under average weather patterns, existing farm policy, and policy commitments under current trade ...
Urea supplements for beef cattle (1983)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1983)
Urea supplies part of the protein equivalent in many of the commercial supplements formulated for beef cattle today. When soybean meal and other plant proteins are high in price, more urea is used to replace plant protein ...
The systems concept of beef production : BIF fact sheet (1993)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1993)
In recent years, commercial and seed stock producers have emphasized increased production -- more milk, faster gains and greater mature size -- and have adopted management practices and bred cattle with this purpose in ...
Calving difficulty in beef cattle (1996)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1996)
Calving difficulty (dystocia) can increase calf losses, cow mortality, and veterinary and labor costs, as well as delay return to estrus and lower conception rates.
Navigating INFO: Database Hygiene
(Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
Database hygiene is the process of creating and maintaining an efficient relational database, as well as modifying existing databases that were poorly defined or implemented. Subtopics offered in this presentation include ...
Navigating INFO: Relates
(Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
INFO database diagrams are graphics showing all the info files in a relate sequence. This presentation offers several, including the General Relate, the Ordered Relate, the Link Relate, the Double Relates, the Append Relate, ...
Origins of a Current Conflict? An Examination of Stock-Nonstock Cooperative Law
(American Institute of Cooperation, 1993)
The earliest state cooperative laws in the United States were stock laws modeled upon the Rochdale experience and were adaptations of basic corporate laws of Incorporation to the cooperative form of organization. They ...