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Satisfaction and pricing for accounting services to very small enterprises

Catenazzo, Giuseppe ; Fragnière, Emmanuel ; Guillaume-Gentil, Nils

In: International journal of economics and accounting, 2014, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 145-164

In this paper, we present the results of a survey we conducted to unveil the perceptions on accounting services of managing directors of very small enterprises (VSEs) in Canton Geneva, Switzerland. 153 out of a random sample of 1,018 company directors answered our mail survey in May to June 2009. Among our results, we observe that most VSE directors outsource accounting tasks and are satisfied...

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Paying enough taxes already? Testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

Carattini, Stefano ; Baranzini, Andrea

In spite of economist’s claims, climate policy instruments such as carbon taxes are rarely implemented. This paper analyzes the drivers of carbon taxes acceptability in the semi-direct democratic context of Geneva, Switzerland. Based on a sample of more than 300 individuals, we assess the effect on acceptability of socioeconomic characteristics, environmental attitudes, social norms as well as...

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Information literacy competences of LIS-students in Switzerland : a case study

Blumer, Eliane ; Hügi, Jasmin ; Bekavac, Bernard ; Schneider, René

In: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Istanbul, Turkey, 22-25 October 2013. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, 2013, p. 596-602

This paper analyzes the information literacy competences of Swiss Library and Information Science students, in the context of the international Information Literacy Survey, supervised by the Department of Information Science at Hacettepe University of Ankara. The study has been conducted by the Department of Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva in collaboration with...

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The causal relationship between energy use and economic growth in Switzerland

Baranzini, Andrea ; Weber, Sylvain ; Bareit, Markus ; Mathys, Nicole A.

This paper investigates the relationships between energy consumption and economic growth in Switzerland over the period 1950–2010. We apply bounds testing techniques to different energy types separately. Robustness tests are performed by including additional variables and restricting the analysis to the period after 1970. The results show that there exist robust long run relationships going...

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Testing the impact of sustainable development policies in Canton Geneva

Catenazzo, Giuseppe ; Epalle, Alexandre ; Fragnière, Emmanuel ; Tuberosa, Jean

In: Management of environmental quality : an international journal, 2010, vol. 21, no. 6, p. 845 - 861

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to identify the impact of two Canton Geneva pedagogical tools devised to sensibilise the local population to sustainable development issues. Design/methodology/approach – The survey attempts to verify individuals' awareness and opinion towards sustainable development, as well as the influence of both tools on their routines. In total, 992 people who live...

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Intelligence économique et veille stratégique dans les PME de Suisse romande : leçons tirées d’une recherche-action = Competitive Intelligence in SMEs of French Switzerland : lessons learned from an action-research approach

Bégin, Lucie ; Deschamps, Jacqueline ; Madinier, Hélène

In spite of the public awareness campaigns, one notes that few SME are committed in a competitive intelligence (CI) process and for those who are, their practices are often sporadic, unformalized and nonsystematic. One of the causes of such development of the practices of CI in SME is undoubtedly the lack of formal strategic reflexion which characterizes the managerial practices of a majority of...

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Les déterminants du choix de (dé-)localisation des entreprises en Suisse : résumé du rapport scientifique : Cahier de recherche

Baranzini, Andrea ; Ramirez, José ; Ugarte Romero, Cristian

This article discusses the determinants of firms’ location choice in Switzerland between 1998 and 2001. Using the required econometric tools, we analyse a rich set of variables to explain the location choice in the Swiss cantons; the migration of firms from one canton to another one; and the number of newly created firms. The results suggest for example that, all other things being equal, the...

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A cluster analysis of multidimensional poverty in Switzerland : Cahier de recherche

Ferro Luzzi, Giovanni ; Flückiger, Yves ; Weber, Sylvain

The measurement of poverty has often been criticized for relying solely on measures of financial deprivation. Poverty being a multidimensional state, related to health, schooling, living environment, psychological state as well as social tides, care should be taken to integrate these various components to have a proper picture of poverty. This is especially true for rich countries where poor...