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Università della Svizzera italiana

Auditing the identity of regional wine brands : the case of Swiss Merlot Ticino

Zamparini, Alessandra ; Lurati, Francesco ; Illia, Laura G.

In: International journal of wine business research, 2010, vol. 22, no. 4, p. 386-405

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a method by which to audit winemakers’ communication of regional wine brands and to illustrate the method’s conceptual basis through its empirical application to the Swiss wine Merlot Ticino. Design/Methodology/Approach – The audit is comprised of two parts: one captures producers’ intentions regarding the communication of the regional...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Brand new ventures? : insights on start-up’s branding practices

Bresciani, Sabrina ; della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Eppler, Martin J.

In: The journal of product and brand management, 2010, vol. 19, no. 5, p. 356-366

This contribution aims to shed light on the specificity of branding approaches for young companies for the reason that branding is a crucial activity for the survival and success of a newly established firm as it facilitates finding and maintain customers. We analyze fifteen of the largest and most successful start-up companies of Switzerland, adopting a case study methodology, mainly...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Communicating CSR : the practice in the top 300 companies in Switzerland

Birth, Gregory ; Illia, Laura ; Lurati, Francesco ; Zamparini, Alessandra

This paper documents the empirical results of a field study conducted among top Swiss companies. The survey investigates their practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communication as well as their opinions about how favorable the Swiss context is for this kind of communication. Results show CSR communication in Switzerland as a practice in evolution, still needing expertise. In this...

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.

Die vorliegende Dissertation geht hypothesengeleitet der Frage nach, wie die Deutschschweizer Presse über Übergewicht berichtet. Übergewicht ist ein Thema, das in den hiesigen Printmedien vor allem in den letzten Jahren steigende Beachtung fand. Aufgekommen ist das gesellschaftliche Bewusstsein für die Übergewichtsthematik in der Schweiz seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre. In der...

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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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Effect of smoke-free legislation on Ticino gastronomy revenue

Schulz, Peter ; Hartung, Uwe ; Fiordelli, Maddalena

In: International Journal of Public Health, 2012, vol. 57, no. 6, p. 861-866

Università della Svizzera italiana

Ethnic concentration, cultural identity and immigrant self-employment in Switzerland

Guerra, Giuliano ; Patuelli, Roberto ; Maggi, Rico

Immigrant self-employment rates vary considerably across regions in Switzerland. Business ownership seems to provide an alternative to wage labour, where immigrants have to face structural barriers such as the limited knowledge of the local language, or difficulties in fruitfully making use of their own human capital. Despite the historically high unemployment rates with respect to natives,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The influence of role models on immigrant self-employment : a spatial analysis for Switzerland

Guerra, Giuliano ; economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Patuelli, Roberto ; economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera

Theoretical and empirical research suggests a connection between the presence of role models and the emergence of entrepreneurs. Existing entrepreneurs may act as role models for self-employment candidates by providing successful examples. By explicitly considering the self- employment rates of the natives, which may influence locally the decisions of immigrants towards entrepreneurship, we...

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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...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Message effectiveness in corporate career websites : analysis of the top 30 employers in Switzerland

Zamparini, Alessandra ; scienze della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Calegari, Paola ; comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Lurati, Francesco ; della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera

This paper proposes a comprehensive tool for analyzing online recruitment messages, drawing upon dimensions of employers’ online communication effectiveness developed in the literature. A codebook is developed to analyze the content of corporate career websites, including the dimensions identified by Cober, Brown and Levy (2004), in order to evaluate employment websites. This is integrated...