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Entrepreneurial Innovation: Patent Rank and Marketing Science
This dissertation examines innovation from the Austrian-economic perspective of the entrepreneur utilizing patents as a proxy. For over 60 years, scholars in marketing, strategy, and economics have been looking for a way ...
Importing, Uncertainty, and the Costs of Trade
Costs of international trade are increasingly modeled as fixed costs paid by individual firms. In a dynamic setting, these fixed costs may take two different forms: costs of starting to trade and costs of continuing to ...
The Economics of Information with Applications in Advertising and Philanthropic Organizations
Information is a valuable commodity in the market place. Consumers gather information for products, producers supply information about product prices, quality, characteristics, etc., investors collect information on firms, ...
Behavioral Economics of Retail Food Markets: Discounts, Coupons and Healthier Menus
The purpose of this dissertation is to study the effect of different marketing strategies on changing consumers' behavior from the perspective of behavioral economics. The dissertation is composed of three related studies. ...
Preferences for Wine and Food Consumption in China
The overall purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the Chinese consumers' preferences for wine products, how these preferences drive their purchasing habits and behavior, and the food consumption patterns in Chinese ...
EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FRESH TREE FRUIT MARKET
This dissertation is composed of three studies. First, fresh tree fruit demand at the farm gate is modeled to estimate price elasticities and export elasticities. Second, fresh fruit demand is estimated for the consumer ...
An Analysis of the Implications of Strengthened Intellectual Property Rights to Agriculture of Developing Countries and Responses of Selected Public Research Institutions in Southeast Asia
Better understanding of intellectual property rights (IPR) is indispensable to informed policy making in all areas of development, including agriculture - the backbone of economy of majority of developing countries. For ...
Place Becomes Us: Kairotic Entelechy, Identification, and Political Economy in Harney County, Oregon
This dissertation explores theories concerning time and place as instances of what Aristotle terms