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Université de Lausanne

A Case Study on Taxpayer Segmentation

Glassey, Olivier ; Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN) ; Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)

In: ICEGOV 2008

In this paper we describe a reorganization project that took place between 2004 and 2007 in a Swiss Cantonal tax administration. The information system was built from scratch by adding a new module each year and the organization was transformed accordingly. We will show what the initial objectives were and their evolution as the project went on. We will also describe the lessons learned,...

Université de Lausanne

Three essays in dynamic corporate finance

Nikolov, Boris ; Morellec, Erwan (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2008.

The three essays constituting this thesis focus on financing and cash management policy. The first essay aims to shed light on why firms issue debt so conservatively. In particular, it examines the effects of shareholder and creditor protection on capital structure choices. It starts by building a contingent claims model where financing policy results from a trade-off between tax benefits,...

Université de Lausanne

Transnationalism and Implications on Identity : The Case of Overseas Hong Kong Families in Vancouver

Kohler, Valérie ; Racine, Jean-Bernard and Ley David (Dir.)

Mémoire de master : Université de Lausanne, 2008.

Ce mémoire de master concerne le transnationalisme à travers le processus migratoire trans-pacifique et ses impacts sur l’évolution identitaire des familles hongkongaises à Vancouver, Canada. Sous le référentiel théorique de la géographie socioculturelle, ce travail est réparti en trois grands chapitres : une partie conceptuelle pour la présentation des notions transversales du...

Université de Lausanne

GIS and geodatabases application to global scale plate tectonics modelling

Hochard, Cyril ; Stampfli, Gérard (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2008.

Les reconstructions palinspastiques fournissent le cadre idéal à de nombreuses études géologiques, géographiques, océanographique ou climatiques. En tant qu’historiens de la terre, les “reconstructeurs” essayent d’en déchiffrer le passé. Depuis qu’ils savent que les continents bougent, les géologues essayent de retracer leur évolution à travers les âges. Si l’idée...

Université de Lausanne

Firm linkages, innovation and the evolution of urban systems = Réseaux d'entreprises, innovation et systèmes urbains

Rozenblat, Céline ; Pumain, Denise

In: Cities in Globalization: Practices, policies and Theories, 2007, p. 130-156

Because a city cannot be conceived of as an isolated system but is always part of a system of cities (Berry, 1964), interaction between cities is an essential component of the dynamics of urban systems. Each town or city is a persistent and relatively autonomous entity whose evolution is influenced or limited by the towns and cities in the same interaction networks (Pred, 1977). It has been...

Université de Lausanne

ARTICULATED MODES OF INTEGRATION: THE STRUCTURING OF THE EUROPEAN URBAN SYSTEM

Rozenblat, Céline ; Pumain, Denise

In: Changing cities : international perspectives, 2004, p. 91-105

European integration is for its essential part reflected in the building of urban networks that are increasing interdependencies between cities. Evidence of this process is brought through the observation of a variety of networks whose nodes are located in cities, especially the development of international functions. Analysis of airlines networks (2000) as well as the economic linkages between...

Université de Lausanne

Value/personality - attitude - behavior hierarchy and its impact on individual performance in the context of market orientation

Perrinjaquet, Amandine ; XXX, xxx (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2007.

The purpose of this dissertation is to better understand how individual employees’ values and personality traits influence their attitudes toward market orientation; how such attitudes impact their market-oriented behaviors; and how in turn, these behaviors lead to their superior individual performance. To investigate these relationships, an empirical study was conducted in the French speaking...