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The objective of this study is to determine how US franchisors in the food service, hotels/motels, and business services industries choose between owning the wholesaler or contracting with an independent wholesaler to distribute their franchise system in host countries. US franchisors own the...
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This dissertation develops and tests a new theory of private branding, a business practice under which manufacturers' products are sold to consumers under retailers' brands. The theory first argues that consumers' satisfaction with a product depends on both the performance of the manufacturer...
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This dissertation research examines consumer skepticism and the possible mitigating effect of credibility on consumers' behavior in the marketplace. Of particular interest to this research is the interaction between the credibility of a set of information and consumers' skepticism toward a...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the incentives of companies in either sponsoring or not sponsoring professional sports teams. The review of literature regarding the identification of incentives to sponsor professional sports teams revealed a lack of attention to this aspect....
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The purpose of this study is to determine what factors could influence an economic agents' decision to travel or vacation in Florida. This study measures this decision by analyzing the state Division of Tourism estimates for visitors in light of changes in; national gross domestic product,...
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In this dissertation, structural models that utilize parametric and nonparametric approaches are developed that are used to measure competition and cost efficiency in the US banking industry (1990--96). Competition in loan and deposit markets is studied using the method of conjectural variations...
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This dissertation presents three essays exploring the impact of corporate diversification on a business-unit's (BU's) performance, a research which reflects the linkage between corporate-level and business-level strategies. One distinguishing feature of this research is that it explicitly...
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To reduce conflict of interests between stockholders and management, agency theory indicates several monitoring mechanisms, including internal board of director control and the external "market for corporate control." Management theorists and economists have independently conducted previous...
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Many firms have taken advantage of increasing international opportunities. Therefore, internationalization is important because it has been a source of growth and profitability. To adequately study the topic, it is necessary to investigate the factors that constitute and influence...
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Over the last several decades, manufacturers in the developed countries have adopted organizational techniques collectively referred to as lean production. An essential element of the lean production model is the specialization and decentralization of production decisions throughout the supply...
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