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Three essays on organizational learning in regard to the development of corporate social responsibility

Fortis, Zeynep ; Frooman, Jeff (Dir.) ; Reiner, Gerald (Dir.) ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016 ; 2566.

Over the last few decades, companies have been increasingly expected to respect and respond to a variety of stakeholder concerns regarding environmental and social issues. In this context, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an indispensable management concept that companies have had to develop and integrate into their operations and strategies. Nevertheless, the development and...

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Three essays on supply and demand in the Swiss health care system

Pletscher, Mark ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2015 ; 2516.

The Swiss health care system is facing various challenges including high health care costs, wasteful and medically harmful over-treatment, regional variation in access to care and a lack of transparency. Because physicians and patients are granted considerable autonomy in medical decision making a thorough understanding of their motives and behaviors is a prerequisite for successful policy. This...

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Three essays on cantonal variations in the utilization and costs of healthcare services in Switzerland

Camenzind, Paul ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013 ; 2414.

This document consists of three Parts, of which Part I provides a general introduction to the institutional and empirical framework around cantonal variations in costs and utilization of healthcare services in Switzerland (CH). Therefore, a more theoretical introduction is offered by presenting important aspects of the meaning of health care in the framework of health economic theory and...

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Die Schuldenbremse des Bundes : Hintergründe und Wirkung

Geier, Alain ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2011 ; 2195.

The political economy of fiscal rules are presented, followed by a discussion of crucial aspects of any framework of fiscal rules, with a special focus on the Swiss rule on the federal level. One argument is that fiscal rules should take into consideration country-specific institutional aspects, also depending on the specific perceived shortcomings of that country that are leading to a deficit...

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Three essays on the economics of smoking

Marti, Joachim ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2011 ; 2194.

Each year, more than 9,000 people die from diseases attributable to smoking in Switzerland. This corresponds to 15% of the total number of deaths per year. According to the OECD/WHO report on the Swiss health system, tobacco use is the leading risk factor for disease, as it accounted for 11.2% of total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in the country in 2002. Intuitively, as human...

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Analyse comparative des méthodes économiques d'évaluation de la qualité de la vie : une application à la lombalgie chronique

Pellegrini, Sonia ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2005 ; 1827.

This thesis is a methodological study on the contingent valuation (CV), the standard gamble (SG) and the time trade-off (TTO) methods, three techniques used in economics to assess health-related quality of life. The question underlying the whole research is: are CV, SG and TTO "good" instruments to measure the utility associated to a health state? The theme is important since the values obtained...