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Université de Lausanne

An IT Governance Case Study: Distribution Management System

Glassey, Olivier ; Swiss Public Administration Network ; Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration

In: e-CASE 2009

This IT Governance case study analyses the Distribution Management System of the “Services Industriels de Genève” and it shows how we used an enterprise architecture approach to assess both the business processes and the information system in terms of compliance with a new regulation. We will describe the as-is situation in four layers (business, functional, applications, technology), as...

Université de Lausanne

A Case Study on Taxpayer Segmentation

Glassey, Olivier ; Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN) ; Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)

In: ICEGOV 2008

In this paper we describe a reorganization project that took place between 2004 and 2007 in a Swiss Cantonal tax administration. The information system was built from scratch by adding a new module each year and the organization was transformed accordingly. We will show what the initial objectives were and their evolution as the project went on. We will also describe the lessons learned,...

Université de Lausanne

Three essays in dynamic corporate finance

Nikolov, Boris ; Morellec, Erwan (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2008.

The three essays constituting this thesis focus on financing and cash management policy. The first essay aims to shed light on why firms issue debt so conservatively. In particular, it examines the effects of shareholder and creditor protection on capital structure choices. It starts by building a contingent claims model where financing policy results from a trade-off between tax benefits,...

Université de Lausanne

Overweight in Swiss children and associations with children's and parents' characteristics et Worldwide trends in childhood obesity

Lasserre, Aurélie ; Paccaud, Fred (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Lausanne, 2008.

Objective: The objective was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in a canton of Switzerland and the association with various characteristics of the parents and the children. Research Methods and Procedures: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in all children of the sixth school grade of the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Weight and height were measured, and selected...