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Università della Svizzera italiana

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...

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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...

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Destinations dynamic : a management and governance perspective

Padurean, Loredana ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Laesser, Christian (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010 ; 2010ECO006.

Not all industries move at the same pace, no two destinations are matched or develop at the same rate, not all organizations and people act the same way. This thesis investigates the dynamic nature of the tourism sector. The complexity of players involved in the delivery of the tourist experience, demands a sophisticated ability to design and manage the supply chain in order to get maximum...

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Modelling freight transport demand and reference dependent choice behaviour

Masiero, Lorenzo ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010 ; 2010ECO002.

The thesis focuses on discrete choice models for freight transport demand with a particular emphasis on the estimation of willingness to pay (WTP) and willingness to accept (WTA) measures. In order to cope with the research objective, I extend the classic discrete choice model specifications towards the frontier of the current literature on asymmetric model specifications in stated choice...

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Wage differential of a trans–border labor market, a quantitative analysis

Gonzalez, Oscar ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Gagliardini, Patrick (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007ECO004.

The location of Switzerland in the center of Europe without being member of the European Union implies that wages can be greatly influenced by trans-border labor markets which are of different relevance for various regions. Moreover, since 1st June 2002 the Swiss labor market is experiencing a transition period where the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the European Union member...

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When innovation doesn't rhyme with agglomeration : the case of peripheral Swiss regions

Bossi, Fabio ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Meneguzzo, Marco (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2006 ; 2006ECO002.

This work deals with the economic dimension of two multi-disciplinary phenomena: innovation and the absence of agglomeration. Their common scientific field is certainly expressed by the so-called regional economy, which joins the economic science with other non economic disciplines such as geography, sociology and institutionalism. While the literature about agglomeration's positive effects on...

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Modelizzazione e analisi empirica della domanda di servizi logistici e di trasporto da parte delle imprese

Bolis, Simona ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Filippini, Massimo (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2004 ; 2004ECO003.

Elemento centrale della presente tesi é la comprensione dei fattori che guidano le imprese nelle scelte concernenti il trasferimento dei propri prodotti nello spazio e nel tempo. La motivazione alla base del lavoro é la convinzione che la modellizzazione del trasporto merci oggi non rifletta il comportamento effettivo delle imprese in modo soddisfacente. Una seconda motivazione della...