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Université de Fribourg

Institutional effects on nurses’ working conditions: a multi-group comparison of public and private non-profit and for-profit healthcare employers in Switzerland

Aeschbacher, Remo ; Addor, Véronique

In: Human Resources for Health, 2018, vol. 16, no. 58, p. 1-10

Background: In response to the need for competitive recruitment of nurses resulting from the worldwide nursing shortage, employers need to attract and retain nurses by promoting their competitive strengths in their working conditions (WCS) and by addressing their competitive weaknesses. This study investigated workplace differences between public hospitals (PuHs), private for-profit hospitals...

Université de Neuchâtel

The conversion of family farms in Southland" : A case study for “rural futures: building adaptive management capability to deliver sustainable pastoral farm systems”

Forney, Jérémie

Project description This research on farm conversions in Southland is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation as an independent project. It has joined the RURAL FUTURES project (a MSI funded programme) to serve as a case study of the social aspects involved in farmers’ decision-making. The aim of the research is to identify non-economic motivators to farm conversion....

Université de Fribourg

The effect of firms reporting to the Carbon disclosure project on their CO2 emissions. : An empirical study based on the synthetic control approach

Wyncoll, Adéla ; Donzé, Laurent (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2017.

Whoever is not “green” is not “in”. That’s the latest trend of the market. This environmental movement pushes the companies to review their policies and assure a sustainable development by reducing their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and use of natural resources or in general show an eco-friendly behaviour. The objective of our work is to assess the pertinence of green policy...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Optimisation of CERN tools & methods for e-learning : the case of short online tutorials

Racine, Alexandre ; Schneider, René (Dir.)

Mémoire de master : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2016 ; MASID 54.

The term “e-learning” is directly related to the practice of distance education, which started about one hundred and fifty years ago. At this time, it was possible for lecturers to teach using means such as mail, phone, radio or television. With the progress made in the field of telecommunications, the Internet and the web allowed people to drastically extend their ability to learn through...

Université de Neuchâtel

Three essays on organizational learning in regard to the development of corporate social responsibility

Fortis, Zeynep ; Frooman, Jeff (Dir.) ; Reiner, Gerald (Dir.) ; Jeanrenaud, Claude (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016 ; 2566.

Over the last few decades, companies have been increasingly expected to respect and respond to a variety of stakeholder concerns regarding environmental and social issues. In this context, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an indispensable management concept that companies have had to develop and integrate into their operations and strategies. Nevertheless, the development and...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Analysis of the assessment of risks related to working conditions in mines and how to improve it

Läuchli, Evelyne ; Fragnière, Emmanuel (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2014 ; TDEE 236.

Metals and Minerals are commodities essential to the development of a country and to the survival of an individual, but the press relates relatively often tragic accidents happening in mines. Moreover, NGOs and other organisations regularly point the finger to the practices of the extractive industry in terms of sustainability. Therefore I wanted to see what the reality was and why companies...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Staff assignment using network flow techniques

Varone, Sacha ; Schindl, David

Staff scheduling, also known as timetabling, is a task to be done in any organization with several employees. In this paper, we revisit its modeling as a minimum cost maximum flow problem in a network, which has the decisive advantage to be solvable with a polynomial time algorithm. Besides the usual availability and skills constraints, we consider additional constraints : targeted workload,...