Università della Svizzera italiana

Psychological impact of COVID-19 outbreak on families of children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers : an online survey

Levante, Annalisa ; Petrocchi, Serena ; Bianco, Federica ; Castelli, Ilaria ; Colombi, Costanza ; Keller, Roberto ; Narzisi, Antonio ; Masi, Gabriele ; Lecciso, Flavia

In: Brain sciences, 2021, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 16

When COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic, many countries imposed severe lockdowns that changed families’ routines and negatively impacted on parents’ and children’s mental health. Several studies on families with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) revealed that lockdown increased the difficulties faced by individuals with ASD, as well as parental distress. No studies have...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Causal impacts of epidemics and pandemics on food supply chains : a systematic review

Cardoso, Brenda ; Cunha, Luiza ; Leiras, Adriana ; Gonçalves, Paulo ; Yoshizaki, Hugo ; de Brito Junior, Irineu ; Pedroso, Frederico

In: Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, no. 17, p. 28

The epidemics and pandemics can severely affect food supply chains, including producers, retailers, wholesalers, and customers. To minimize their impacts, it is fundamental to implement effective policies that ensure continuity in the provision, affordability, and distribution of basic food items. This research identifies the main impacts of pandemics and epidemics on food supply chains and ...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Motivations de voyage des milléniaux suisses romands et crise sanitaire du COVID-19 : analyse des impacts et recommandations sectorielles

Deprez, Fanny ; Délétroz, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2020.

Le but de ce travail est de comprendre quelles sont les motivations et perceptions de voyage des milléniaux suisses romands à la suite de la crise sanitaire du COVID-19. En effet, une crise d’une telle ampleur peut avoir de nombreux impacts sur différents secteurs. Cette étude vise alors à analyser les motivations actuelles, les impacts engendrés et à proposer des suggestions...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

What are the international ICT trends in the MICE industry and how could they be applied to the Swiss market taking the COVID-19 situation into consideration?

Nedachina, Veronika ; Scaglione, Miriam (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2020.

The research focuses on two main aspects, which are international ICT trends in the MICE industry before the COVID-19, as well as the changes in the MICE industry caused by the COVID-19 situation particularly in Switzerland. Therefore, aims to answer the research question which is “What are the international ICT trends in the MICE industry and how could they be applied to the Swiss market...

Université de Fribourg

Investors' perception of business group membership during an economic crisis : Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic

Ducret, Romain

(Working Papers SES ; 524)

This paper examines how investors perceive business group membership in Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stock price performance analysis reveals evidence of a time-varying and heterogeneous value of affiliation: investors discount business group affiliation during a market collapse, but are willing to pay a premium for affiliation during market recovery. Overall, this pattern is more...

Université de Fribourg

Chasing dividends during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eugster, Nicolas ; Ducret, Romain ; Isakov, Dušan ; Weisskopf, Jean-Philippe

(Working Papers SES ; 520)

This paper investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trading behavior of investors around ex-dividend dates in Europe. The sudden decrease in the number of companies paying dividends reduced the opportunities to capture dividends. The firms that have maintained dividend payments during the pandemic thus attracted more interest than before. This led to a doubling in the magnitude...