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  • The value of crowdsourcing in apparel and fashion retail buying 

    Kamran-Disfani, Omid (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Apparel and fashion retail buyers are responsible for selecting and ordering products, on behalf of the retailer, to be sold to retailers' end-consumers. ...
  • Complex service offerings : a theoretical exposition and empirical investigation 

    Hampton, Stephen Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    It is generally acknowledged that not all services are alike, still little has been done to distinguish between service offerings of different varieties. While some service offerings are simple and others complex, how they ...
  • Three essays on mergers and acquisitions 

    Morillon, Thibaut Guillaume (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In this dissertation, I investigate two segments of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) literature: serial acquirers and cross-border M&As. In the first ...
  • Essays on behavioral finance 

    Obaid, Khaled (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation consists of three essays on behavioral finance. In the first essay, we proposes a new daily market-level investor sentiment index ...
  • The effects of exercise on organizational and personal outcomes : a work-home resources perspective 

    Patel, Amanda S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    In the organizational sciences, daily exercise research has largely centered on how exercise replenishes resources depleted by work and thus facilitates recovery during off-work time. However, we know little about whether ...
  • Essays on return predictability and active management 

    Kothari, Patrik (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    In this dissertation, I consider two topics in return predictability and performance evaluation in active management. In the first essay, I propose a production based asset pricing model with labor inputs. In this model, ...
  • Challenge stressors, hindrance stressors, and psychological strain : the role of appraisals and goal orientations 

    Moake, Timothy R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The challenge-hindrance stressor framework suggests that most workers experience challenge stressors positively and hindrance stressors negatively. ...
  • The value of financial intermediaries : an assessment of hedge fund activists and financial analysts 

    Flugum, Ryan D. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation consists of three essays regarding the value of various financial intermediaries in capital markets. In the first essay, we examine ...
  • Influencing investors : an examination of angel investor perceptions of entrepreneurial investment opportunities 

    Berns, John P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This dissertation examines the factors which influence angel investor perceptions and their eventual investment decision. I propose a model which has perceived risk and expected return at its core. Visually, this model can ...
  • Essays on arts entrepreneurship : exploring creative entrepreneurial processes 

    Soares Traquina Alves Elias, Sara Rosa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Entrepreneurship is fundamental to both the success of artistic careers and economic development and growth. However, scholars have paid little attention, thus far, to the entrepreneurial efforts involved in the creation ...
  • Decoupling orientations from actions : an investigation of MNC subsidiary learning and innovation performance 

    Zhu, Fengxia (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Globalization has led to a universal learning race in which organizations strive to achieve or maintain a competitive advantage through learning and ...
  • Household financial choice : three essays 

    Finke, Michael S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation examines household characteristics the impact financial decision making. The first essay explores the role of cognitive ability in numeracy, risk tolerance, credit decisions, wealth and retirement savings ...
  • Three essays on financial contracting 

    Tamm, Christopher J., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In these essays, I examine the characteristics of financial contracts around Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the first essay, I document significant changes ...
  • Three essays on stock market liquidity and earnings seasons 

    Nikiforov, Andrei I., 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In these essays, I identify the effects of earnings seasons (i.e., the clustering of earnings releases), on stock market liquidity and asset pricing. In the first essay, I document strong seasonal regularities associated ...
  • Three essays on dividend and payout policy 

    Unlu, Emre, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation contains 3 essays on dividend/payout policy. In the first essay, using a sample of 76,129 firm-years from 32 countries, I show that ...
  • Three essays on firm-specific volatility 

    Schutte, Maria Gabriela (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The central objective of my dissertation is to study the behavior of firm-specific volatility in countries around the world. Consistent with existing ...
  • Three essays on the corporate debt choice 

    Arena, Matteo P., 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation examines the determinants of the corporate debt choice between different forms of debt financing and different countries. By examining ...
  • Three essays on banking : agency, opacity, and fragility 

    Haggard, K. Stephen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Banks play a central role in the economy of the United States. As in most developed countries, banks in the United States are regulated to prevent ...
  • Essays on closed end funds: disclosure, discounts and performance 

    McCormick, Gary Paul, 1953- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Closed end funds provide a unique asset class for academic research due to that fact that they typically trade at a price different from the Net Asset ...
  • New equity issues, share repurchases, and the predictability of aggregate stock returns : an international perspective 

    Wang, Qi (Carol), 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation investigates the predictive effects of the aggregate stock market returns by new equity issues and shares repurchase in a broader ...

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