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Struttura dei salari 2000 : valutazioni in base all’inchiesta dell’Ufficio federale di statistica in Ticino

Rossera, Fabio

Sulla base dell'Inchiesta sulla struttura dei salari 2000 vengono esaminate alcune particolarità strutturali del mercato del lavoro del Canton Ticino. Si identificano in un primo tempo le caratteristiche che determinano le maggiori differenze rilevate nelle retribuzioni salariali. Si approfondisce successivamente l'analisi riguardo ad alcune problematiche di particolare interesse. Si rileva la...

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Quid pro quo in IPOs : why book-building is dominating auctions

Degeorge, François ; Derrien, François ; Womack, Kent L.

The book-building procedure for selling initial public offerings to investors hascaptured significant market share from auction alternatives in recent years, despite significantly lower costs in both direct fees and initial underpricing when using the auction mechanism. This paper shows that in the French market, where the frequency of book-building and auctions was about equal in the 1990s, the...

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Efficiency measurement in network industries : application to the Swiss railway companies

Farsi, Mehdi ; Filippini, Massimo ; Greene, William

This paper examines the performance of several panel data models to measure cost and scale efficiency in network industries. Network industries are characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity, much of which is network-specific and unobserved. The unaccounted-for heterogeneity can create bias in the inefficiency estimates. The stochastic frontier models that include additional firm-specific...

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Federalism and regional health care expenditures : an empirical analysis for the Swiss cantons

Crivelli, Luca ; Filippini, Massimo ; Mosca, Ilaria

Switzerland (7.2 million inhabitants) is a federal state composed of 26 cantons. Article 3 of the Federal Constitution grants ample autonomy to individual cantons in those sectors that are not directly regulated by the Constitution, among others health and social care. The autonomy of cantons creates strong heterogeneity in terms of regulatory systems and the organization of health care services....

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Knowledge communication problems between experts and managers : an analysis of knowledge transfer in decision processes

Eppler, Martin J.

This article proposes a communication perspective on the problem of knowledge transfer between experts and managers in organizational decision making processes. We outline why this perspective is important and we show where and when knowledge communication matters. After an overview of typical knowledge communication situations in management, we define knowledge communication and differentiate it...

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Knowledge visualization : towards a new discipline and its fields of application

Eppler, Martin J. ; Burkhard, Remo A.

In this paper, we establish the concept of knowledge visualization and review the state-of-theart in this emergent domain. We define the concept and differentiate it from information visualization. We describe select background disciplines and potential application fields. Various knowledge visualization types are distinguished and examples of their real-life application are provided and...

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Sviluppo degli studi museali e crisi dell'identità dell'istituzione

Zorzi, Yvonne

The theoretical research in museum studies has achieved more and more importance in the last twenty years because of the great difficulty in finding one universal definition of the museum institution. A comparison between the contributions coming from theorists or those spreading out of museum practices, could help in explore the meaning of the institution’s role for society. But, the...

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Regional differences in outpatient antibiotic consumption in Switzerland

Filippini, Massimo ; Masiero, Giuliano ; Moschetti, Karine

This paper investigates regional variations in outpatient antibiotic use and provides a first empirical analysis based on Swiss data. We compare Swiss antibiotic consumption with antibiotic use in other European countries and present descriptive statistics at cantonal level. Preliminary findings show that Switzerland exhibits relatively low levels of consumption. There are significant...

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Monitoring a trans-border labour market in view of liberalization : the case of Ticino

Alberton, Siegfied ; Gonzalez, Oscar

Switzerland has signed a Treaty with the EU on free mobility. From June 2004, this will replace current regulations based on quotas of foreign work force, and will facilitate the access of Italian enterprises to the Ticino market. Evidence found when monitoring the Ticino economy for the period 1980-2002 shows that the opening of the market had largely been anticipated; indeed the regional...