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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...

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Exploring the image of new world wine producers : website texts for wineries in Australia and New Zealand

Poncini, Gina

This article reports on a study investigating websites and brochures for wineries and wine regions in Australia and New Zealand. It is part of a wider study1 investigating written texts and intercultural interactions, mainly in English, with data originating in the food and wine industry in different countries, including Italy, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. The present article focuses on...

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An analysis of efficiency and productivity in Swiss hospitals

Farsi, Mehdi ; Filippini, Massimo

This paper examines the productive efficiency of the hospital sector in Switzerland. A panel data of 214 general hospitals over the four-year period between 1998 and 2001 has been analyzed. A descriptive analysis of the data casts some light on differences across hospital types especially regarding case mix severity and length of hospitalizations. The final sample used for the cost frontier...

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Socioeconomic determinants of regional differences in outpatient antibiotic consumption : evidence from Switzerland.

Filippini, Massimo ; Masiero, Giuliano ; Moschetti, Karine

This paper investigates the determinants of regional variations in outpatient antibiotic consumption using Swiss data. The analysis contributes to the debate on appropriate antibiotic use by improving the understanding of its determinants, and may help to define more effective health care policies to reduce the resistance phenomenon. Findings suggest that Switzerland exhibits relatively low...

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Stakeholder perspectives on organizational identity : searching for a relationship approach

Illia, Laura ; Lurati, Francesco

The present paper discusses the substantial difference for practice of current models of the relational nature of organizational identity which consider directly and indirectly the lookingglass process of organizational identity. The paper pinpoints that some models represent first useful step for an analysis of external interpretations of the organizations and that others represent an in-depth...

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Understanding and managing knowledge-intensive conversations : an appreciative reading of the literature on conversations in organizations and an integrative approach for their management

Mengis, Jeanne ; Eppler, Martin J.

This article argues for the central role of conversations in knowledge-transformation processes in organizations. Given the importance attributed to conversations in the literature, but also the many conversational routines that often prevent knowledge creation and sharing, an integrative approach for managing knowledge-intensive conversations is needed. The article reviews the academic...