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Université de Neuchâtel

Der Erwerb von es-Konstruktionen durch spanischsprachige Deutschlernende

Fahrner, Annette ; Hilpert, Martin (Dir.) ; Jacob, Daniel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Brisgau (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

This dissertation lies in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and contrastive analysis. It investigates how adult Spanish learners of German as a foreign language acquire constructions with the German pronoun “es” (Engl. “it”). The theoretical framework is Construction Grammar (CxG) and the usage-based approach. The general hypothesis is the following: Spanish learners of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Les gouvernances territoriales des énergies renouvelables : échelles de planification, décentralisation de la production et conflits d'aménagement dans l'Arc jurassien

Durrer, Patrick ; Rumley, Pierre-Alain (Dir.) ; Matthey, Laurent (Codir.) ; Défago Gaudin, Valérie (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

The development of renewable energies is transforming the way land planning is apprehended. Local and regional authorities are asked to compose with higher levels of energetic development objectives. The public in reaction is getting more and more involved in the land planning processes. Neuchâtel and the Jura Chain are a good example of how the development of renewable energies stresses land...

Public access from Aug 3, 2019
Università della Svizzera italiana

Journalists arguing newsmaking decisions on the basis of anticipated audience uptake : a study of argumentation in the newsroom

Luciani, Margherita ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Perrin, Daniel (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018COM006.

This thesis sets out to explore journalists’ anticipatory reasoning on audience uptake, i.e. on the ways in which the audience will react to news. In order to reach this goal, I conduct an argumentative analysis of various types of newsroom activities. The analysis sheds light on journalists’ reasoning processes concerning audience uptake that lead them to broadcast/publish one certain...

Université de Fribourg

Luttes de conceptions entre ONG internationales et communes autour des projets d'accès à l'eau potable au Bénin

Anziani-Vente, Morgane ; Graefe, Olivier (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2017 ; n⁰ 2055.

This research studies the relations between international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and local governments during the implementation of water projects to enlighten the inequalities in their partnerships that curb development initiatives. Also, the research aims to understand the impact of these power relations on the management of the public service of water. The power relations...

Public access from Jul 3, 2020
Università della Svizzera italiana

Strategies to access and manage donations for humanitarian operations

Urrea Castaño, Gloria Cecilia ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO006.

Scarcity of funding and high competition among organizations are typical characteristics of the humanitarian setting, which create high uncertainty for humanitarian organizations (HOs) regarding their ability to access and manage the required donations for their operations. In contrast with past research, which usually considers that HOs have a passive role in the donations process, the main...

Université de Fribourg

Une étude exploratoire des facteurs psychologiques en lien avec la pratique de l'activité physique et le bien-être : motivation, auto-efficacité, estime de soi et barrières perçues

Walther, Tatiana ; Reicherts, Michaël (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2016.

Theoretical context and objectives: Though the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity are well-established, a significant part of the Swiss population is still insufficiently active. Understanding the factors for successfully promoting regular physical activity is key to designing effective intervention strategies in this field. With this objective in mind, this doctorate thesis...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Corporate governance issues and performance of initial public offerings

Seistrajkova, Biljana ; Nowak, Eric (Dir.) ; Degeorge, François (Codir.) ; Habib, Michel (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO005.

In my PhD thesis I analyze corporate governance issues of initial public offerings and their subsequent performance. In the first chapter I find that the first-day return of newly issued subsidiary stocks (equity carve-outs) is explained by the reporting distortions in the pre-IPO period, conditioned on whether the executives and directors of the subsidiary received stock options with an...