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Université de Neuchâtel

Ethnic discrimination in the Swiss labour market - Ethnic hierarchies in correspondence test results

Zschirnt, Eva ; D'Amato, Gianni (Dir.) ; Bonoli, Giuliano (Codir.) ; Haagensen, Arnfinn (Codir.) ; Rich, Judy (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Dans le cadre du projet individuel "Discrimination as an obstacle to social cohesion" du NCCR on the move, cette thèse porte sur la discrimination des minorités ethniques sur le marché du travail en Suisse. Étant donné que la discrimination n'est plus un phénomène ouvert et donc facilement observable, la recherche sur la discrimination, et en particulier sur la discrimination à...

Université de Neuchâtel

Improvement of quality of life through adaptation ? : A qualitative longitudinal approach on households in precarious prosperity in three european countries

Sieber, Rebekka ; Suter, Christian (Dir.) ; Budowski, Monica (Codir.) ; Bonvin, Jean-Michel (Codir.) ; Maeder, Philippe (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Cette thèse examine l’adaptation à la prospérité précaire en mettant en lien la recherche sur la qualité de vie et celle sur les inégalités sociales. L’accent est mis sur les ménages vivant une situation socio-économique spécifique appelée la prospérité précaire. Ces ménages luttent pour maintenir un niveau de prospérité sécure et constituent une thématique d’actualité...

Université de Neuchâtel

Two birds, one stone : essays on the values of Swiss forest ecosystem services

Borzykowski, Nicolas ; Zarin, Milad (Dir.) ; Baranzini, Andrea (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017 ; 2663.

Les forêts fournissent de nombreux services à la population suisse: approvisionnement en bois, activités récréatives, séquestration du carbone et habitat pour la biodiversité comptent parmi les fonctions forestières. Il est reconnu qu'en l'état actuel des choses, l'exploitation du bois contribue à l'entretien des forêts suisses. Ainsi, une intensification raisonnable de sa production...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...

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...

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 Genève

Essays on the political economy of migration

Miguet, Florence ; Melo, Jaime de (Dir.) ; Müller, Tobias (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Genève, 2006 ; SES 618.

Cette thèse est composée de trois essais indépendants qui ont tous un contenu principalement empirique. En se référant aux modèles de "political economy", chacun de ces essais cherche à metttre en évidence l'influence des attitudes individuelles sur la politique migratoire. Le premier essai, en exploitant le système de démocratie directe suisse, présente une analyse des déterminants...