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Université de Neuchâtel

Memories of the "liberation of Kosovo" among Albanian-speaking activists in Switzerland : narrating transnational belonging to the nation

Farquet, Romaine ; Dahinden, Janine (Dir.) ; Duijzings, Ger (Codir.) ; Schwander-Sievers, Stephanie (Codir.) ; Lacroix, Thomas (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

The Albanian-speaking population living in Switzerland mobilised massively on behalf of the national cause in Kosovo in the 1990s. After the end of the conflict, that saw the departure of the Serbian forces from Kosovo (1999), some of the Albanian-speaking activists from Switzerland returned to their homeland. Many others remained in Switzerland, where they largely diminished or terminated their...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Introducing an e-marketplace and phygital store to the Swiss market : the key success factors for the fashion industry in Switzerland

Mustajbasic, Andrea ; Bélanger, Josée (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDEE 371.

The development of technology and expansion of easy internet-access has impacted customers’ lifestyles and purchasing behavior. The fast-changing digital environment has disrupted the customer journey and thus created new business models in retail. Yet neither online shopping nor offline stores are meeting customers’ needs nowadays. This paper initiates the study by defining the two key terms...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Risks and opportunities for the Swiss watch industry

Kenel, Alexander ; Pasche, Cyril (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDEE 372.

In the first part of my bachelor thesis I am presenting the watch industry in Switzerland. My goal is to impart the most essential information to convey a good overview about this highly interesting domain. I am explaining the current state of the sector, but also important historical events like the quartz crisis from the 1970ies. Furthermore, there is an introduction to the most important Swiss...

Université de Fribourg

Does the territoriality principle work in practice? : The principle’s applicability to the Romansh area in the Swiss Canton of Grisons

Grünert, Matthias

In: Methods in Contemporary Linguistics, 2012, p. 463-486

The present paper addresses the question of territoriality with reference to the Swiss minority language Romansh, taking account of the contributions of jurists who were dealing with the legal situation in Switzerland and showing the importance of the principle in the common perception of the national languages of Switzerland. Furthermore, insights from a philosopher, Philippe Van Parijs, who has...

Université de Fribourg

19. Multilingualism in Switzerland

Grünert, Matthias

In: Manual of Romance Sociolinguistics, 2018, p. 526-548

This chapter deals with the two Romance languages which are officially recognized as minority languages of Switzerland, Romansh and Italian, and with Francoprovençal and French dialects spoken marginally in the francophone area of Switzerland. Romansh, the language that has gained new recognition in the process leading to the quadrilingual Swiss Confederation, is considered in most detail. The...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Should Swiss pension funds implement long-­ term financial derivative instruments to reduce their longevity risk?

Turin, Vincent ; Courbage, Christophe (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 47.

During the last decades, the Swiss population has been experiencing an increase in life expectancy. Switzerland has seen a change in the structure of its population. In 1900, the proportion of people aged below 20 years old was 40.7% of the total Swiss population, whereas in 2016, this percentage was of 20.1%. In contrast, the proportion of people aged over 60 years old has increased...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Disruptive Technology in business innovation : how is the digitalization going to transform jobs in the banking industry in Switzerland?

Stajic, Maja ; Ruiz, Frédéric (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 46.

Digital transformation has been a popular topic in Swiss banks for many years due to the benefits that it provides to financial institutions, such as improving internal processes and achieving tasks efficiently. Nevertheless, this trend is considerably transforming jobs and the role of the workforce. Switzerland is well-known for its expertise in financial services and its banking industry...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Acceptance of digital payment methods in Switzerland

Milla Rodriguez, Allison ; Depetris Chauvin, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 41.

The advent of the technology brings new possibilities in term of payment solutions and as a consequence the use of cash is declining. There are even regulations that force people to pay by electronic methods depending on the amount/or the country. These regulations limit the amount of cash in a single transaction to combat illegal practices. Indeed, cashless payment methods offer transparency and...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

How could Tippytea penetrate the organic, sustainable and premium Swiss tea market?

Culebras Almeida, Ana ; Mugione, Fiorina (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 34.

The research’s goal is to provide insights about tea market opportunities in Switzerland, and to analyse how a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SMEs) from Ecuador can deal with the export process for the first time and build up a business strategy to enter a new market. The report analysed the different barriers such as, the poor infrastructure, lack of access to new technologies and...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

How does the knowledge of Swiss consumers on palm oil affects consumption patterns?

Abbondioli, Estelle ; Depetris Chauvin, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 29.

Palm oil is the most produced vegetable oil and accounts for 30% of the global vegetable oil production. This significant production generates negative externalities such as contributing to climate change, deforestation of the rainforests and biodiversity loss. However, this vegetable oil holds many advantages as well, such as having the highest agricultural yield, creating jobs and wealth for...