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Inter-regional corporate ownership and regional autonomy: the case of Switzerland

Crevoisier, Olivier ; Quiquerez, Frédéric

In: The Annals of Regional Science, 2005, vol. 39, no. 4, p. 663-689

By using a unique database on the ownership relations of Swiss firms, this article proposes a study of specific regional characteristics in that it reveals the way in which ownership is structured. The paper clearly highlights the different ways that regions behave regarding their involvement in these ownership structures, on a national and international level. The types of behaviour can be...

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Two ways to look at learning regions in the context of globalization: The homogenizing and particularizing approaches

Crevoisier, Olivier

In: GeoJournal, 1999, vol. 49, no. 4, p. 353-361

Despite the countless publications on the subject, globalization remains a black box. On the descriptive level, there is relative consensus as to the facts, but the meaning is not truly understood. As a result, extremely contradictory hypotheses circulate, ranging from the ’end of geography' the global village and the borderless ’global company' to those who highlight the development of...

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Exchange Rate and Regional Divergences: The Swiss Case

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier ; Thierstein, Alain

In: Regional Studies, 2002, vol. 36, no. 6, p. 611-626

Entre 1975 et 1995, le franc suisse s'est apprécié de maniére presque continue face aux monnaies de l'ensemble des partenaires commerciaux du pays. Cet article cherchera à mettre en évidence l'évolution différenciée que connaissent les régions de Suisse face à une monnaie en appréciation continue. Cet article ne reléve pas d'une étude économétrique et ne cherche pas à quantifier...

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Increased Capital Mobility/Liquidity and its Repercussions at Regional Level

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2005, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 315-334

The most significant structural change undergone by the British and Swiss economies during the past 25 years (1975-2000) is indisputably the development of their financial systems. From this point of view, the two countries show a number of similarities: the presence of one or more international financial place(s), large enterprises which expanded greatly on the international front during that...

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Economic theories and spatial transformations clarifying the space-time premises and outcomes of economic theories

Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Journal of Economic Geography, 2007, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 285-309

This article examines the approaches adopted by various schools of economic thought towards dealing with space and time. Each school has its own approach, though their treatment of time and space has generally been implicit. These spatial and temporal factors determine, right from the start, the way both reality and the explanatory frameworks which are supposed to take account of that very...

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The Impact of Institutional Investors on Corporate Governance: A View of Swiss Pension Funds in a Changing Financial Environment

Theurillat, Thierry ; Corpataux, Jose ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Competition and Change, 2008, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 307-327

Theories on corporate governance have developed in line with the development of the financial markets and the increasing power of institutional investors. Indeed, the financial markets' power can be measured by the ability of shareholders, and of institutional investors in particular, to influence businesses and their managers. A number of reforms have been implemented in several countries,...

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Resources development and actors coordination: what role for innovative milieus?

Kebir, Leila ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM), 2007, vol. 7, no. 2-5, p. 204-222

The innovative milieu approach consists of exploring how and to which extent local environments contribute to the coherence and the competitiveness of production systems. In line with this work, the present paper explores the articulation of high value added services creation, regional development, and natural and cultural resources evolution. Based on conceptual and empirical research, the...

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Circulation of Competencies and Dynamics of Regional Production Systems

Berset, Alain ; Crevoisier, Olivier

In: International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS), 2006, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 61-83

As borders become more open, regional production systems (RPSs) are tending to become increasingly specialised. In any given sector, two or three cities or regions compete on a global scale while other systems disappear. The specialised RPSs concentrate the know-how, the knowledge, the major companies, and the most important research and training institutions relating to a given sector. As...

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Deconstructing Mythological Foundations of Ethnic Identities and Ethnic Group Formation: Albanian-Speaking and New Armenian Immigrants in Switzerland

Dahinden, Janine

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2008, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 55-76

Scholars generally agree that ethnicity often serves as a vehicle for mechanisms of social inclusion or exclusion and is interwoven with the structures of nation-states. This article aims to contribute to the ongoing debate about ethnicity and highlights the inherent dilemma of essentialism using two empirical case studies—Albanian-speaking migrants living in Switzerland and newly arrived...