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Università della Svizzera italiana

The importance of geographical proximity : Evidence on the concentration of firms, culture and political ideologies

Mantegazzi, Daniele ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO008.

This dissertation proposes three empirical essays focusing on the importance of geographical concentrations along various dimensions in regional economics, dealing with topics regarding agglomeration spillovers, firm performance, culture and soft institutions as well as the geographical concentration of political ideologies. The first chapter aims at empirically verifying whether agglomeration...

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Move people or move the plant? : Business travel and relocation choices of firms

Rossi, Federica ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO007.

This dissertation proposes three empirical essays on firms’ location-related behaviour, focusing on two strategic issues: business travel plans and relocation choices. The first chapter studies the potential impact on business travel of the future high-speed railway line project, called AlpTransit, which in the meantime links Lugano, the small economic hub of the southern part of...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Strategies to access and manage donations for humanitarian operations

Urrea Castaño, Gloria Cecilia ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO006.

Scarcity of funding and high competition among organizations are typical characteristics of the humanitarian setting, which create high uncertainty for humanitarian organizations (HOs) regarding their ability to access and manage the required donations for their operations. In contrast with past research, which usually considers that HOs have a passive role in the donations process, the main...

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Relative wage mobility : A new semi-nonparametric estimation method

Naguib, Costanza ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Gagliardini, Patrick (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO002.

The study of wage dynamics over time is more insightful than the analysis of point-in- time inequality measures. In policy-making, indeed, low wage careers instead of low- wage jobs should be at the center of the debate on long-term wage inequality. Many previous studies tried to estimate the degree of wage mobility within an economy; however, they rely on some quite restrictive assumptions....

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Understanding the impact of risk perception in leisure tourism-related decisions and the role of attitudes and preferences

Sarman, Igor ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO010.

The contemporary tourism industry is often forced to face events that represent a threat to individuals’ safety. Life- threatening events pose a challenge to travelers’ intentions to plan a leisure trip and influence in a substantive manner human decisions. Individual sensitivity towards potential hazards show a great deal of variation among consumers and several tourism scholars have spent...

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The role of attitudes in determining individual behavior in transportation : From psychology to discrete choice modeling

Borriello, Antonio ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO001.

This dissertation focuses on the role of psychological factors, particularly attitudes, in determining individual behavior in transportation and proposes procedures and methods to improve the measurement of psychological variables to be used in choice modeling. The thesis is divided into three chapters containing a methodological section, showing the innovation of the econometrics steps, and...

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Corporate mobility : Impacts on life domains and implications for work-life balance of international business travelers and expatriates

Tretyakevich, Natalia ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO001.

In my dissertation I aim to explore the impacts of work-related mobility on job, family life and personal well-being of the travelling employees. To do so, three studies have been conducted with the purpose to investigate business travel behavioral patterns and impacts of work-related mobility on various life domains of the three segments, namely frequent corporate business travelers,...

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Understanding tourist behaviour in terms of activeness and intra-destination movement patterns for managing tourism experience

Zoltan, Judit ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO011.

The dissertation is focusing on the demand side of tourism, in particular on tourists’ consumption of a destination and on the conceptualization of their decision process during visitation. Travel behaviour can be related to and motivated by several factors and the analysis of these factors allows a better understanding of tourists’ movements and activity participation. This information can...

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Regional labour market analysis and policy evaluation : Job insecurity, flexibility and complexity. Evidence from Switzerland

Baruffini, Moreno ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO008.

The thesis focuses on labour market flexibility, security and complexity. The research is divided into three chapters: two of the chapters specifically relate to perceived security, flexibility and job satisfaction, using data from the longitudinal Swiss Household Panel (SHP), while the last investigates labour market programs and their impact on a regional labour market. The first essay...

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Investigating the role of ethnic preferences in residential location decisions : Choice analysis on stated preferences data

Ibraimovic, Tatjana ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013ECO003.

Ethnic pluralism and its increasing trend across European countries has sparked the debate on residential segregation, a phenomenon that has various repercussions at economic, social and urban dimensions of modern societies. Two main segregation drivers are argued to be at the basis of ethnic clustering: preferences and constrains, first leading to voluntary and second to involuntary segregation...