Université de Neuchâtel

The Innovative Milieus Approach: Toward a Territorialized Understanding of the Economy?

Crevoisier, Olivier

In: Economic Geography, 2004, vol. 80, no. 4, p. 367-379

Space has always been more or less present in economic theories. Nevertheless, traditional approaches, as well as the so-called new economic geography, introduce space subsequently. Economic theories are first built independently of spatial and temporal contexts, for example, through costs varying according to distance. The innovative milieus approach is based on the ideas that space—or, more...

Université de Lausanne

Firm linkages, innovation and the evolution of urban systems = Réseaux d'entreprises, innovation et systèmes urbains

Rozenblat, Céline ; Pumain, Denise

In: Cities in Globalization: Practices, policies and Theories, 2007, p. 130-156

Because a city cannot be conceived of as an isolated system but is always part of a system of cities (Berry, 1964), interaction between cities is an essential component of the dynamics of urban systems. Each town or city is a persistent and relatively autonomous entity whose evolution is influenced or limited by the towns and cities in the same interaction networks (Pred, 1977). It has been...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Corporate eLearning acceptance : the role of context and communication

Succi, Chiara ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007COM007.

The fast integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is showing its deep impact onto society in every aspect. Each new technology – and also eLearning – needs to be accepted and integrated in everyday practices. The problem of eLearning acceptance is confirmed by data about abandonment and dropouts of eLearning activities and its relevance emerges clearly in a context...