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Università della Svizzera italiana

Antibiotic consumption and the role of dispensing physicians

Filippini, Massimo ; Heimsch, Fabian ; Masiero, Giuliano

In: Regional Science and urban economics, 2014, vol. 49, p. 242-251

The benefits of separating drug prescribing and dispensing are still unclear, in particular when drug consumption is characterized by important spillovers. We investigate the role of dispensing physicians in the consumption of antibiotics characterized by two opposite external effects: infection prevention and control, and bacterial resistance. We model the interaction between competing...

Université de Fribourg

A Test of the Quasi-Circumplex Structure of Human Values

Perrinjaquet, Amandine ; Furrer, Olivier ; Usunier, Jean-Claude ; Cestre, Ghislaine ; Valette-Florence, Pierre

In: Journal of Research in Personality, 2007, p. 820-840

Schwartz’s value system (SVS) has been widely used in diVerent disciplines (e.g., psychology, management, and marketing). Although the value structure seems to be validated when data are analyzed through multidimensional scaling, we show that the quasi-circumplex structure of human values is not supported when conWrmatory analysis approaches (e.g., CIRCUM and constrained conWrmatory factor...

Université de Fribourg

Resource Configurations, Generic Strategies, and Firm Performance : Exploring the Parallels Between Resource-Based and Competitive Strategy Theories in a New Industry

Furrer, Olivier ; Sudharshan, D. ; Thomas, Howard ; Alexandre, Maria Tereza

In: Journal of Strategy and Management, 2008, p. 15-40

Purpose – This paper, anchored in the resource-based view of the firm, attempts to develop linkages between firm-level resources, Porter’s competitive strategy space and firm performance and explores them in the context of a new industry – the marketing technology industry. Design/methodology/approach – In the marketing technology industry the authors classify resource configurations...

Université de Fribourg

Conceptual Qualia and Communication

Dorsch, Fabian ; Soldati, Gianfranco

In: The Foundations of Interaction Design, 2005, p. 1-14

Université de Fribourg

Colour Resemblance and Colour Realism

Dorsch, Fabian

In: Rivista di estetica, 2010, vol. 43, no. 1, p. 85-108

One prominent ambition of theories of colour is to pay full justice to how colours are subjectively given to us; and another to reconcile this first-personal perspective on colours with the third-personal one of the natural sciences. The goal of this article is to question whether we can satisfy the second ambition on the assumption that the first should and can be met. I aim to defend a...

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Université de Fribourg

Non-inferentialism about Justification - the Case of Aesthetic Judgments

Dorsch, Fabian

In: The Philosophical Quarterly, 2013, vol. 63, no. 253, p. 660-682

In this article, I present two objections against the view that aesthetic judgements – that is, judgemental ascriptions of aesthetic qualities like elegance or harmony – are justified non-inferentially. The first is that this view cannot make sense of our practice to support our aesthetic judgements by reference to lower-level features of the objects concerned. The second objection maintains...

Université de Fribourg

The Dynamics and Evolution of the Service Marketing Literature: 1993-2003

Furrer, Olivier ; Sollberger, Pierre

In: Service Business, 2007, p. 93-117

This article analyzes service research published in marketing journals between 1993 and 2003. Two levels of analysis of the dynamics and evolution of the service marketing literature are distinguished: first, the dynamics of specific themes of the service marketing literature, and second, the structural evolution of these themes. Through a content analysis, we study the dynamics of individual...

Université de Fribourg

Transparency and imagining seeing

Dorsch, Fabian

In: Philosophical Explorations, 2010, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 173-200

In his paper, The Transparency of Experience, M.G.F. Martin has put forward a wellknown – though not always equally well understood – argument for the disjunctivist, and against the intentional, approach to perceptual experiences. In this article, I intend to do four things: (i) to present the details of Martin’s complex argument; (ii) to defend its soundness against orthodox...

Université de Fribourg

The Impact of Resource-Strategy Correspondence on Marketing Performance-Financial Performance Tradeoffs

Furrer, Olivier. ; Alexandre, M. T. ; Sudharshan, D.

In: Journal of Strategic Marketing, 2007, p. 161-183

We suggest that the relationships between strategy and financial performance and between strategy and marketing performance depend on the resource bundle and strategy of a firm. The better the correspondence between strategy and resource bundle, the better the performance. We empirically test and find support for this explanation. By building empirically calibrated models of the marketing and...