• Consumer sovereignty and entrepreneurship 

    Packard, Mark D., Jr. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    In this dissertation I explore the role of the consumer in the entrepreneurship process. Whereas so far entrepreneurship theory has paid cursory attention to consumers, recent research has begun to uncover an increasing ...
  • Empirically identified industry classification 

    Gibbs, Michael, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This study examines return based correlations between industry returns and firm returns to create more objective and comparable industry classifications. In my first essay I model a market with firms that invest in one or ...
  • Essays on CEO compensation 

    O'Brien, Scott (Scott William) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The two essays of my dissertation examine issues concerning CEO compensation. First, I examine the use of relative performance evaluation (RPE), asymmetry in pay for skill/luck, and compensation benchmarking for a sample ...
  • 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 ...