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Université de Neuchâtel

DomesTICation : ethnographie d'un travail de conception technique pour le maintien à domicile

Bertini, Laura ; Ghasarian, Christian (Dir.) ; Geslin, Philippe (Dir.) ; Mantovani, Giuseppe (Codir.) ; Vinck, Dominique (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

Mes recherches portent sur la conception et la mise à l’épreuve d’un bouquet technologique à destination de personnes âgées ou handicapées. Par la problématisation des catégories et des représentations associées à la vieillesse, je vais analyser le décalage entre usages prescrits par les concepteurs des technologies et usages observés auprès des usagers. Par une approche...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Determinants of immigrant self-employment rates and self-employment transitions : evidence from Switzerland

Guerra, Giuliano ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012ECO001.

The thesis focuses on the determinants of immigrant self-employment rates and self-employment transitions. The research is divided into three chapters. The focus of the first essay is on the effects of group characteristics and market conditions on self-employment propensity of immigrants. The results show that group characteristics such as linguistic ability and time elapsed since...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Micro-cultural differences in Switzerland : The effectiveness of targeted promotional messages in the field of organ donation

Dunkel, Anke ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011COM006.

Public information campaigns have played an important role in increasing awareness of organ donation and the need for more organ donors. In a recent study, it was found that awareness and knowledge, regarding organ donation, represented only two of several factors in people’s decisions to engage in organ donation-related behaviors (Schulz et al., 2006). In addition, it was noted that the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Strategy as evolutionary path : Five higher education institutions on the move

Fumasoli, Tatiana ; Poglia, Edo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011.

Strategy in universities has been a controversial issue in scholarly debate. On one side higher education institutions have been considered specific organizations whose essential nature hinders strategy and the coordination and control functions thereby entailed. On the other side, new public management reforms requiring strategic capability to be developed have been the object of critical...

Université de Neuchâtel

Produire du lait, créer du sens : adaptations et résistances quotidiennes chez les producteurs de lait suisses romands

Forney, Jérémie ; Ghasarian, Christian (Dir.) ; Droz, Yvan (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2010.

Produire du lait en Suisse romande, c’est exercer une activité économique conditionnée par un cadre politique omniprésent. Au tournant du siècle, ce cadre a subi une transformation profonde. D’un système protectionniste et productiviste, on est passé à une logique libérale, associée à une rhétorique de multifonctionnalité. Les éleveurs laitiers ont dû trouver les moyens de...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Darstellung von Übergewicht in Deutschschweizer Printmedien von 1955 bis 2005 = Presentation of obesity in Swiss-German newspapers from 1955 to 2005

Furrer, Cristina ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009.

This dissertation examines the question, how Swiss German media cover the topic of overweight. Over the last years overweight has gained an increased interest in the Swiss media. The public awareness for overweight and obesity in Switzerland was raised in the mid 1980ies. In newspapers the topic gained public interest in the 1990ies, parallel to the publication of the fourth Swiss report on...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Serving different masters : the communication doctorate in the knowledge society

Probst Schilter, Carole ; Poglia, Edo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009.

The doctorate is a degree that has been influenced by developments in society and higher education over the last decades. The international literature has widely acknowledged differences in the doctorate between disciplines as well as between national contexts. In some contexts, new types of doctoral degrees, including professional doctorates, have emerged. This piece of research is interested in...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Market discipline in banking regulation : theory and evidence from Switzerland

Facchinetti, Matteo ; Barone Adesi, Giovanni (Dir.) ; De Giorgi, Enrico (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007ECO006.

In Switzerland, relatively little effort has been put into assessing the role and potential of market information and market discipline in banking regulation and supervision. This thesis represents the first attempt to address the issue in a comprehensive way. The first two papers explore to what degree the market disciplines Swiss banks, both directly and indirectly. The empirical results...

Université de Neuchâtel

Etude sur la diversité génétique des tiques Rhipicephalus sanguineus et Ixodes ricinus, et des agents pathogènes Rickettsia sp, Coxiella sp, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Babesia sp et le virus de l'encéphalite à tique en Suisse

Casati, Simona ; Piffaretti, Jean-Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2005 ; 1842.

Dans la première partie de l'étude, nous nous sommes concentrés sur la tique Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato signalée au Tessin dès les années '80 et sur les agents pathogènes transmis par ce vecteur: Rickettsia sp. et Coxiella burnetii. Nous avons confirmé par l'étude du gène rDNA 12S l'implantation de ce complexe sous la forme de deux populations distinctes: R. sanguineus s.s. et...