The Department of Business Administration Ph.D. program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective university researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. A primary objective of the program is to train Ph.D. candidates to become proficient researchers.

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  • A methodology for evaluation of research animal diagnostic and investigative laboratories 

    Newsom, Walter B (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1974)
    "The objective of this study was to design, develop, and test a method for evaluation of the effectiveness of Research Animal Diagnostic and Investigative Laboratories (RADILs). This includes identifying and measuring the ...
  • Three essays on the time series of returns 

    Mai, Dat Y (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the time series of asset returns. The first essay in Chapter 1--Time-Varying Drivers of Stock Prices--provides novel evidence of the time-varying roles of subjective expectations ...
  • What makes collaborations succeed or fail : understanding uncertainty in collaboration formation and outcomes 

    Lee, Jieun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 5/1/2024] Collaborative relationships are a distinct type of agreement that sets them apart from the broader concept of social networks. These relationships involve participants who commit to sharing ...
  • Effect of brand social media adoption on brand performance 

    Nguyen, Tuan Nghia (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    The continuous emergence and decline of social media platforms present challenges for businesses in planning, investing, and justifying their investments in these platforms. Observations have noted that social media often ...
  • Organization's response to external disruptive events 

    Anand, Divya (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    Essay 1: While implementing a change in distribution strategy, firms often end up creating negative ramifications for some of their channel partners. One such ramification is channel demotion, defined as a downward movement ...
  • Letting customers win: live chat agent effectiveness in B2C sales negotiations 

    Lin, Yufan (Frank) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    Sales negotiations over Internet-enabled live chat portals are increasingly common in business-to-consumer (B2C) durable product sales, but little is known about sales agent effectiveness in this context. Drawing from ...
  • Reverse knowledge absorptive capacity of MNE-HQ (RKAC): conceptualization, theoretical framework, and empirical testing 

    Chen, Yiwen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Despite the increasing importance of reverse knowledge for innovation and competitive advantage of multinational enterprises (MNEs), the issue of how to make reverse knowledge transfer (RKT) more effective is under-explored. ...
  • Voice in marketing interactions 

    Balducci, Bitty (Elizabeth) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Voice is an intrinsic feature of marketing interactions that varies among individual agents, across encounters, and throughout interactions. Despite ...
  • Three essays on innovation, corporate control and household consumption-based asset pricing 

    Wang, Ruixiang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Chapter I: Tracking more than 100 billion weekly transactions of two million products at the barcode level from 2007 to 2017, we identify and categorize new products as pioneers, followers and improvers to study corporate ...
  • Who is the ideal worker? How gendered organizations adversely impact women's promotability and development 

    Steele, Clarissa R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    Women tend to earn fewer promotions (Roth et al., 2012) and receive fewer developmental opportunities (King et al., 2012) than men, but little research explains why. I explore the stereotype of the ideal worker, someone ...
  • Catch-up innovation in emerging market multinationals 

    Chen, Li (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In this dissertation, I study how emerging market multinationals innovate to catch up with incumbent global leaders. By extending entrepreneurial ...
  • 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. ...
  • Two essays on new B2B sales incentive mechanisms for enhancing selling effectiveness and coordinating inside and outside sales forces 

    Lim, Yeji (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Essay 1: Motivating Salespeople to Enhance Selling Effectiveness: The Role and Optimal Design of Activity-Based Incentive Plans This paper provides a rationale and model for the use and optimal design of salesplus ...
  • Two essays in real estate 

    Chacon, Ryan G. (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 real estate literature: real estate portfolio management and analyst net asset value (NAV) ...
  • 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, ...
  • Three essays on corporate-political relationships 

    Abdulmanova, Anna (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This study examines the effect of corporate-political relationships on corporate decision making, performance, and value. In the first essay, presented in Chapter 3, I examine whether defendant firms use their political ...

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