• Informing the theory of collective entrepreneurship: investment choice 

    Chambers, Molly (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Olson's seminal work on the logic of collective action predicts that individuals will not act collectively to further common economic goals except under certain conditions. This work utilizes transaction cost economics, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Three essays on location aspects in biotechnology entrepreneurship 

    Kolympiris, Christos, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Mainly due to the potential of knowledge spillovers facilitated by spatial proximity biotechnology firms may benefit from the spatial collocation of similar firms so that they increase their venture capital funds. Essay 1 ...