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The territorial economy:a general approach in order to understandand deal with globalization

Colletis-Wahl, Kristian ; Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier ; Kebir, Leila ; Pecqueur, Bernard ; Peyrache-Gadeau, Véronique

In: Networks, Governance and Economic Development (Working Paper of Group of Research in Territorial Economy (GRET)), 2006, vol. 2, p. 21-29

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The Expansion of the Finance Industry and Its Impact on the Economy: A Territorial Approach Based on Swiss Pension Funds

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier ; Theurillat, Thierry

In: Economic Geography, 2009, vol. 85, no. 3, p. 313-334

A new economic geography of finance is emerging, and the current "financialization" of contemporary economies has contributed greatly to the reshaping of the economic landscape. How can these changes be understood and interpreted, especially from a territorial point of view? There are two contradictory economic theories regarding the tangible effects of the rise of the finance industry. According...

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Exchange Rate and Regional Divergences: The Swiss Case

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier ; Thierstein, Alain

In: Regional Studies, 2002, vol. 36, no. 6, p. 611-626

Entre 1975 et 1995, le franc suisse s'est apprécié de maniére presque continue face aux monnaies de l'ensemble des partenaires commerciaux du pays. Cet article cherchera à mettre en évidence l'évolution différenciée que connaissent les régions de Suisse face à une monnaie en appréciation continue. Cet article ne reléve pas d'une étude économétrique et ne cherche pas à quantifier...

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Increased Capital Mobility/Liquidity and its Repercussions at Regional Level

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2005, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 315-334

The most significant structural change undergone by the British and Swiss economies during the past 25 years (1975-2000) is indisputably the development of their financial systems. From this point of view, the two countries show a number of similarities: the presence of one or more international financial place(s), large enterprises which expanded greatly on the international front during that...

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Economic theories and spatial transformations clarifying the space-time premises and outcomes of economic theories

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Journal of Economic Geography, 2007, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 285-309

This article examines the approaches adopted by various schools of economic thought towards dealing with space and time. Each school has its own approach, though their treatment of time and space has generally been implicit. These spatial and temporal factors determine, right from the start, the way both reality and the explanatory frameworks which are supposed to take account of that very...

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The Impact of Institutional Investors on Corporate Governance: A View of Swiss Pension Funds in a Changing Financial Environment

Theurillat, Thierry ; Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Competition and Change, 2008, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 307-327

Theories on corporate governance have developed in line with the development of the financial markets and the increasing power of institutional investors. Indeed, the financial markets' power can be measured by the ability of shareholders, and of institutional investors in particular, to influence businesses and their managers. A number of reforms have been implemented in several countries,...