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• #### An alternative futures analysis of Flathead County, Montana: evaluating tradeoffs among economic growth, land use policy and land use change ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
Nine alternative futures were developed for Flathead County, MT for two study periods. The alternative futures involve different combinations of assumptions regarding future economic growth and land use polices. The ...
• #### Assessment of teachers' ability to integrate science concepts into secondary agriculture programs ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
For the past two decades, the idea of integrating more science concepts into the agricultural education curriculum has been gaining support. The purposes of this study were two fold: 1) To assess the knowledge base and ...
• #### College freshmen's perception of racism at the University of Missouri-Columbia: do you see what I see? ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This dissertation examines the perceptions that college freshmen have of racism on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus (UMC). A detailed history of the social interactions that have occurred between Blacks and Whites ...
• #### Economic and social foundations of collective action: an inter-disciplinary institutional approach to Mexican dairy farmers ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This research uses an interdisciplinarian neo-institutional approach to examine formal and informal institutional factors that influence dairy farmers' ideas about participation in collective action in the "Altos Sur" ...
• #### Estimating India's soy protein consumption and exporting soy products to India ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
India holds a large percentage of the world's population at over 16%. India is a relatively poor country with an estimated per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of only $650 compared to the U.S. at$39,000 in estimated ...
• #### Income inequality within and between villages in a rural region of China ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The economic reforms during the past eighteen years in China have increased income inequality. This study investigates the impact of policy changes on income inequality both within and between rural villages in Zhejiang ...
• #### Neighborhood effects, convergence and growth in open economies of U.S. and Mexico ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This dissertation consists of three papers. "Optional sales tax holidays: Which jurisdictions participate? Logit and a spatial analyses," I reviewed the literature regarding strategic interaction among jurisdictions and ...
• #### Policy and program incentives and the adoption of agroforestry in Missouri ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
More landowners in the USA are concerned about management of their lands and natural resources in light of the negative effects of many agricultural practices on the environment. Land conservation program incentives, which ...
• #### The residual control roles of cooperative board of directors: a preliminary comparative analysis ﻿

(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The governance of economic organizations is complex. The theoretical and empirical literature on organizational governance implies that one form of governance mechanism functions the same for all economic organization, ...