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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 relationships, ranging from...
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 economic calculation...
The case against teacher certification
(National Affairs, Inc., 1998)
The system by which the nation trains and licenses its public school teachers recently came under sharp attack from an organization called the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF). In its 1996 report, What Matters Most...
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 ...
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 ...
Father knew best
This story is about MU's new chancellor as of Nov. 14, 1997: Richard Wallace. (Supplied by cataloger)...
Pulling of big changes
Higher education is resistant to change, you say? Maybe elsewhere, but not here. Fast and focused change is setting MU apart from other public research universities....
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.
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Reforming Teacher Training and Recruitment: A Critical Appraisal of the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
(Government Union Review, 1999)
The author discusses the prolonged debate about education quality in the United States. Too many teachers had poor academic records and received low scores on tests of cognitive ability. Teacher education programs were ...
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 ...
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 best of Mizzou
Although much has changed since students first stepped on campus in 1839, much remains the same. MU is still an opening in the prairie, maintaining its traditional role as an incubator of invention. Here are a handful of MU's high points...
Instead of truckin' to Columbia for treatment, infant Beau Hoover's Milan, MO., physicians consulted MU experts long distance by telecommunications hookup in order to treat him. This telecommunication shows how rural medicine is changing. (Supplied...
Hiring and Managing Farm Labor
(University of Missouri Extension, 1999-10)
Farm labor management involves hiring and keeping quality farm labor. This means farmers must compete with nonfarm employers for skilled workers. This guide provides farm and agribusiness owners with an overview of the ...
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 ...
Stretching the education dollar
Why does college cost so much? Do you have the information you need to make informed decisions? Have costs got you buffaloed into inaction? Take heart. Here's how savvy consumers are financing their children's college educations.