• The effect of organizational structure on firm first day underpricing, long-term performance: evidence from U.S. biotech initial public offerings from 1996 to 2004 

    Wang, Mingxia (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This paper investigates the effect of organizational structure on firm first-day return (underpricing), and long-term performance. Using 206 United ...
  • External equity financing of agrifood firms 

    Mondelli, Mario P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation investigates the determinants that influence a firm's decision to use external private equity in agriculture. Scholars have recognized the benefits of external equity finance for agricultural firms (i.e., ...
  • The firm, uncertainty, and entrepreneurship 

    Won, Jong Chul (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Uncertainty provides entrepreneurs with profit opportunity and, also, dissipates the opportunity. Therefore, entrepreneurs have intention to utilize ...
  • Specialization and the firm 

    Bylund, Per (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This dissertation investigates the causes of integration in the market, especially as pertains to specialized exchange economies with intensive resource heterogeneity. While the transaction cost theories of the firm are ...
  • Three essays on entrepreneurship theory and practice 

    Wang, Jingjing (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation investigates entrepreneurship theory through the perspective of empirical study, case study, and the history of economic thought. The ...
  • Three essays on entrepreneurship: theory, measurement, and environment 

    Xue, Jianhong, 1962- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. In Essay One, I question the conventional wisdom that economic transactions are governed either by the price mechanism or by the authority of the firm. I argue that the exchange ...