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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 ...
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.
F.A. Hayek: Austrian Economist and Social Theorist
(Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1999)
Frederich August von Hayek is undoubtedly the most eminent of the modern Austrian economists. Student of Friedrich von Wieser, protégé and colleague of Ludwig von Mises, and foremost representative of an outstanding ...
The Effect of the Designated Hitter Rule on Hit Batsmen: Pitcher's Moral Hazard or the Team's Cost-Benefit Calculation?: A Comment
(Oxford University Press, 1998-10)
Goff, Shughart and Tollison  attribute the American League's higher hit-batsman rate since 1973 to moral hazard: pitchers who no longer bat no longer face retaliation. We argue that retaliation is more efficiently ...
The Vocabulary-Management Profile: Two Stories by William Faulkner
The Vocabulary-Management Profile (VMP) is a graph of the moving average of the number of new vocabulary words introduced over successive intervals of text. Peaks and valleys on the VMP correlate closely with narrative ...
A New Tool for Discourse Analysis: The Vocabulary-Management Profile
A Turbo Pascal program is used to generate vocabulary management profiles (VMPs). The program counts the new vocabulary words introduced into a text over successive thirty-five-word intervals, and these numbers are then ...
The changing agricultural research environment: what does it mean for public-private innovation?
Agricultural research has experienced increased industry spending and public-private collaborations. Private incentives for public goods research are limited. Public-private ventures can foster socially beneficial research. ...
Partnerships between public and private: the experience of the Cooperative Research Center for Plant Science in Australia
We discuss an innovative scheme, the Cooperative Research Centers Program, established by the Australian government in 1991, which has a major objective of delivering research output of direct benefit to Australian industries. ...
Public science, biotechnology, and the industrial organization of agrofood systems
Concentration in the agricultural biotechnology sector and general patterns of restructuring raise important policy questions regarding public investments in research and extension. We argue that the most valuable contributions ...
Balancing basic, genetic enhancement and cultivar development research in an evolving US plant germplasm system
The structure of the United States (U.S.) public-private plant genetic research system is being transformed by the emergence of practical biotechnology protocols for creating transgenic plants; and by strengthened intellectual ...
Exploring the public's role in agricultural biotechnology research
The potential for market failure resulting from under-investment in research is onejustification for public agricultural research. This justification seems less germane given recent developments regarding intellectual ...
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 ...
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 ...
(University of Missouri-Columbia, Extension Division, 1999)
Ag Update is a weekly publication presenting information on current agricultural issues that are of interest to Extension personnel in keeping familiar with the current farm financial situation. Listed in the Ag Update ...
Missouri Grain Summary by County
(University of Missouri Office of Extension, 1999)
Information includes historical acres planted (1975-1999), harvested acres (1945-1999), yield (1945-1999), production (1945-1999), ratio of harvested to planted acres (1975-1999), and yield risk (1963-1999) for corn, ...
Rainbow Book: A Summary of the November 1999 FAPRI Baseline
(Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-12)
The tables presented in this document represent the latest 10 -year projections by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).
Relational Database Management Systems, Database Design, and GIS
(Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
This presentation offers an overview of several different ways to organize and present GIS databases. It begins with a comparison of hybrid models and spatial database servers. That is followed by advantages and disadvantages ...