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  • Organizational culture in substance abuse treatment 

    Duncan, Carrie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between organizational culture, organizational change, and substance abuse treatment. I applied the theoretical frameworks of organizational identity (Diamond, 1993) ...
  • Three essays on entrepreneurship and alternative economic development policies 

    Figueroa Armijos, Maria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The last two decades marked a turning point for entrepreneurship policy, highlighting the crucial role of public policy in generating the conditions that encourage business creation and expansion. As more states design and ...
  • The role and implications of citizen environmental boards in state-level policy-making : 

    Arbuckle, Matthew B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Environmental regulation is widely considered among the most impactful regulatory fields, as it is both scientifically and technically complex and carries diverse and far-ranging implications for society. Because of this, ...
  • Managing in an era of accountability 

    Harrington, James R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    In recent decades, governments have invested heavily in the development of performance management systems for all types of services as a means to improve performance and transparency in the service delivery process. Given ...