• Friends in High Places : Two Essays on the Importance of Corporate Political Connections 

    Houston, Reza (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This study is an examination of the relationship between political connections and the undertaking of major firm events. In our first essay, presented ...
  • Three essays on inside debt 

    Rajkovic, Tijana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation is composed of three essays examining inside debt. The first essay tests the impact of inside debt on security issuance decisions. I ...