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Argumentation between parents and children : A study of family discussions at mealtime

Bova, Antonio ; Rigotti, Eddo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013COM005.

In recent years, the family context has emerged as one of the most important contexts for the study of argumentation. The activity of mealtime, in particular, represents a privileged moment for studying how parents and children interact with each other, because it is one of the few moments during the day in which all family members come together and engage in intensive verbal interaction....

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Knowledge accumulation in family firms : Evidence from four case studies

Chirico, Francesco

In: International small business journal, 2008, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 433-462

Le but que se propose le présent article est d'aider à mieux faire comprendre comment il est possible d'accumuler les connaissances au sein d'une entreprise familiale. Quatre entreprises familiales, de Suisse et d'Italie, ont accepté de participer à cette étude. La documentation existante, renforcée par l'analyse de ces études de cas, a abouti à la mise en place d'un modèle de...

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LoDE - Learners of Digital Era : From the analysis of the current debate to an empirical study emphasising the learners’ perspective

Rapetti, Emanuele ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012COM006.

Since the 1990s, a wide debate has been generated around the "learners-new media dichotomy", with a consequent journalistic reverberation. In particular, expressions like “digital natives”, “Y” generation, or “net-generation” contributed to diffuse the hypothesis that– since the 1980s – a generation of learners with typical characteristics related to their great familiarity with...

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TEFI values in tourism education : A comparative analysis

Padurean, Loredana ; Maggi, Rico

In: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism, 2011, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 24-37

This paper brings empirical evidence to the conceptual framework of tourism values developed by the "Tourism Education Future Initiative" by exploring the content of the mission statements of 84 graduate programs in tourism around the world as well as the content of 156 posts in international job search engines advertising for positions in tourism related industries. Finally a survey conducted...

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ELearning acceptance in hospitals : continuing medical education of healthcare professionals

Bachmann, Larissa ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009.

ELearning provides healthcare professionals an interesting alternative of participating to Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities. It offers the possibility to attend courses at a distance, and it allows creating personal learning schedules without needing to leave the job or the family. Hospitals can choose to organize CME activities for their employees and therefore may also opt to...