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dc.contributor.advisorSykuta, Michaeleng
dc.contributor.authorSveum, Matthew Arthureng
dc.date.issued2016eng
dc.date.submitted2016 Springeng
dc.descriptionDissertation supervisor: Dr. Michael Sykuta.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation fills a gap in the literature by exploring the effects of franchising. Much research has been done on the reasons for franchising, but little work has been done on the outcomes from that decision. In essay one, I present a simulated approach to two-stage data envelopment analysis, which is the method I use in essay two. I find that two-stage DEA is a worthy tool for determining efficiency differences between two groups. In essay two, I apply two-stage DEA to US Census Bureau data to determine how franchisee-owned establishments compare with franchisor-owned establishments. I find that franchisee-owned full service restaurants are more efficient than their franchisor-owned counterparts. This is a confirmation of the theoretical franchising literature that suggests that franchising is used to solve an agency problem. In essay three, I examine the causes of changes in the franchisee-franchisor ownership mix within chains. I find that past chain-level efficiency has little impact on future ownership changes. This is also confirmation of previous theories in the literature.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 73-74).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (75 pages) : illustrations, mapseng
dc.identifier.merlinb118921447eng
dc.identifier.oclc993435667eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/56992
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/56992eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.FASTFranchises (Retail trade)eng
dc.subject.FASTIndustrial productivity -- Managementeng
dc.subject.FASTIndustrial efficiencyeng
dc.titleThree essays on the relationship between franchising and productivityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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