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dc.contributor.advisorKlein, Peter G.eng
dc.contributor.authorXue, Jianhong, 1962-eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 15, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.description.abstractThis 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 of information and knowledge for innovative production does not totally conform to such alternatives of governance. I term such exchanges hidden transactions. Since innovative production takes place inside the mind, individual entrepreneurship is the fundamental force that initializes hidden transactions. Institutional factors that enhance hidden transactions are important. In Essay Two I consider two types of entrepreneurship, conceiving entrepreneurship and performing entrepreneurship, and argue that while conceiving entrepreneurship is largely unobservable performing entrepreneurship can be measured. A confirmatory factor analysis under latent variable modeling is proposed and multiple indicators are used to manifest performing technology entrepreneurship. Results show that the proposed model is plausible. In Essay Three, I argue that the performing entrepreneurship of a region depends on the entrepreneur's regional opportunity set. Four components of the opportunity set include the availability of strategic resources, the ease of combining resources, the ease of founding a firm, and the security of doing business. The OLS model results indicate that R&D investment, anchor firms, appropriate government size, and intellectual property law are important elements of these components.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb60485498eng
dc.identifier.oclc174145236eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4715
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4715eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshEntrepreneurshipeng
dc.subject.lcshBusiness enterpriseseng
dc.subject.lcshIntellectual propertyeng
dc.titleThree essays on entrepreneurship : theory, measurement, and environmenteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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