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Haute école de gestion de Genève

Synergies in Mergers & Acquisitions : a comparative sectoral analysis

Öztürk, Aysenur ; Esposito-Cano, Antoinette (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2019 ; TDIBM 60.

Synergies or rather the non-achievement of synergies has been the major reason for many failures with regard to mergers and acquisitions. Though success does exist in certain sectors. This brings me to the research question of this thesis: Synergies achieved in the Pharmaceutical and Beauty–Personal Care sectors: Illusion or Real Value Creation? The principal purpose of this research study is...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The perception of entomophagy in Geneva and the opportunity for business

Da Silva Ferraz, Sara ; Depetris-Chauvin, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2019 ; TDIBM 56.

Edible insects for human consumption have been legalised in Switzerland in May 2017. The United Nations believe that entomophagy should be exploited as the food of the future. Since commercialisation of bugs is quite new in the county and the market is still a niche, there may be great businesses opportunities to explore. This research provides an analysis of the perception of entomophagy and how...

Université de Neuchâtel

Children as Investigators of Brunerian “Possible Worlds”. The Role of Narrative Scenarios in children’s Argumentative Thinking

Iannaccone, Antonio ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Convertini, Josephine

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2019, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 679-693

Referring to the notion of “possible worlds”, the paper aims to investigate an intriguing aspect of children’s thinking: the function that play narrative scenarios in sharing with other partners (peers and adults) the child’s understanding of the physical and social reality. The idea of possible worlds to which this work relates, can be considered in some way as the legacy of Piaget’s...

Université de Neuchâtel

Reconquérir la ville après un épisode psychotique : pratiques, espaces et temporalités

Codeluppi, Zoé ; Söderström, Ola (Dir.) ; Conus, Philippe (Codir.) ; Matthey, Laurent (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Cette recherche porte sur rôle de l’environnement urbain dans le processus de rétablissement de la psychose. Elle explore les pratiques, les espaces et les temporalités du processus de reconquête de la ville chez des jeunes personnes ayant vécu un premier épisode psychotique dans la ville de Lausanne, en Suisse. Cette analyse examine le rétablissement dans une perspective écologique qui...

Université de Fribourg

Epibenthos dynamics and environmental fluctuations in two contrasting polar carbonate factories (Mosselbukta and Bjørnøy-banken, svalbard)

Wisshak, Max ; Neumann, Hermann ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Büscher, Janina V. ; Linke, Peter ; Raddatz, Jacek

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 2019, vol. 6, p. -

The Arctic Svalbard Archipelago hosts the world’s northernmost cold-water ‘carbonate factories’ thriving here despite of presumably unfavourable environmental conditions and extreme seasonality. Two contrasting sites of intense biogenic carbonate production, the rhodolith beds in Mosselbukta in the north of the archipelago and the barnacle-mollusc dominated carbonate sediments...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Developing research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe : a consultation process using nominal group technique

Tuffrey-Wijne, I. ; Wicki, M. ; Heslop, P. ; McCarron, M. ; Todd, S. ; Oliver, D. ; de Veer, A. ; Ahlström, A. ; Schäper, S. ; Hynes, G. ; O'Farrell, J. ; Adler, J. ; Riese, F. ; Curfs, L.

In: BMC Palliative Care, 2016, p. 1-11

Background: Empirical knowledge around palliative care provision and needs of people with intellectual disabilities is extremely limited, as is the availability of research resources, including expertise and funding. This paper describes a consultation process that sought to develop an agenda for research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe....

Université de Neuchâtel

Towards the democratization of ontological modeling through a new pervasive means of representation

Baset, Selena ; Stoffel, Kilian (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019 ; 2787.

Malgré leur utilité prouvée dans de nombreux domaines de l’ingénierie des connaissances, les ontologies ne parviennent pas à égaler cette position comme des modèles de domaine dans le secteur de développement de logiciels d’entreprise. Tout en ayant pour but de rendre les ontologies accessibles à un plus grand nombre d’intervenants dans le cadre du développement de logiciels,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Rational engineering of a human anti-dengue antibody through experimentally validated computational docking

Simonelli, Luca ; Pedotti, Mattia ; Beltramello, Martina ; Livoti, Elsa ; Calzolai, Luigi ; Sallusto, Federica ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Varani, Luca

In: Plos one, 2013, vol. 8, no. 2, p. e55561

Antibodies play an increasing pivotal role in both basic research and the biopharmaceutical sector, therefore technology for characterizing and improving their properties through rational engineering is desirable. This is a difficult task thought to require high-resolution x-ray structures, which are not always available. We, instead, use a combination of solution NMR epitope mapping and ...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Immunogenetic mechanisms driving norovirus GII.4 antigenic variation

Lindesmith, Lisa C. ; Beltramello, Martina ; Donaldson, Eric F. ; Corti, Davide ; Swanstrom, Jesica ; Debbink, Kari ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio ; Baric, Ralph S.

In: Plos pathogens, 2012, vol. 8, no. 5, p. e1002705

Noroviruses are the principal cause of epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide with GII.4 strains accounting for 80% of infections. The major capsid protein of GII.4 strains is evolving rapidly, resulting in new epidemic strains with altered antigenic potentials. To test if antigenic drift may contribute to GII.4 persistence, human memory B cells were immortalized and the resulting human monoclonal...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Monetary policy and interest rate products

Zurowski, Wojciech ; Schneider, Paul (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 20019ECO002.

My PhD thesis consists of three papers which study how interest rate products' prices react to both the central bank's policy goals and communication. As tool I make use of various econometric techniques such as affine models, general method of moments or Haar like filtering. The first chapter studies government bond excess term premia. I show that their predictability is driven by monetary...