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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 ...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Managing the trade-off between groundwater resources and large-scale agriculture : the case of pistachio production in Iran

Akhavan, Ali ; Gonçalves, Paulo

In: System dynamics review, 2021, vol. 37, no. 2-3, p. 155-196

Benefiting from historically favorable conditions (e.g. low costs, fertile land, and abundant water), pistachio producers in Rafsanjan, Iran, have flourished, with pistachio orchards and production growing dramatically since the 1970s. Today, however, the enormous increase in water consumption associated with pistachio production has severely depleted groundwater aquifers, causing widespread...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Writing in finance : improving the communicative potential of financial analysts' recommendations

Whitehouse, Marlies ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Perrin, Daniel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2022 ; 2022COM001.

This doctoral thesis identifies and analyses problems of text production in finance from three complementary perspectives and explains why solving these problems benefits theory, practice, and society at large. Part I, Problem Identification, outlines the current situation of writing in finance, its problems and their consequences on the financial community and on society at large, entailing...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Microcredit impacts : evidence from a large-scale observational study in Brazil

Goldszmidt, Rafael ; Behr, Patrick ; Zucco, Cesar ; Lenz, Anna-Katharina ; Gonzalez, Lauro ; Valdivia, Martin

In: The european journal of development research, 2021, p. 27

This paper studies the impact of microcredit in Brazil. We use a propensity score matching on original primary data on business and personal outcomes to compare veteran clients of BNDES - Brazil’s largest government-owned development bank - to a matched sample of more recent clients. Based on administrative data as well as data from a survey of 2107 clients from the South and Northeast...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Facemask : from pandemic to marketplace iconicity

Silchenko, Ksenia ; Visconti, Luca M.

In: Consumption markets & culture, 2021, p. 24

As a result of Covid-19 outbreak, surgical facemasks first emerged as a pandemic icon to then expand into a marketplace icon, with substantial transformations in their meanings, uses, and commercial expressions. This essay contends that facemasks have become a (post-)pandemic marketplace icon by articulating tensions in the socio-cultural, the public media, and the economic sphere. Relying ...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The long shadow of fatalism : a philosophical speculation on Forster’s “the Machine Stops” (1909) on the disintegration of technologically sdvanced societies back then and today

Seele, Peter

In: Philosophy of Management, 2021, no. 20, p. 431–439

EM Forster’s short story “The Machine Stops” from 1909 is widely reread and discussed again for some ten years as it portrays a science- fiction world resting on similar technological advancements as today in the digital era. Also management literature reviewed the short story with regard to centralized decision making, rationality and totalitarianism. I argue instead, that the main theme...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Disruptive Innovation : quelles sont les pistes d’innovation dans l’industrie du montage d’échafaudage ?

Ahmataj, Kujtim ; Bonazzi, Riccardo (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2022.

L’entreprise qui nous a mandaté est une entreprise de montage d’échafaudages. Elle s’interroge sur les innovations qui vont arriver dans son secteur afin de s’y préparer. L’objectif de notre travail est de chercher les innovations disruptives qui pourraient arriver dans le secteur de l’échafaudage et de la construction. Nous avons effectué une étude complète pour évaluer...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Inflation bald als Folgeeffekt der COVID-19-Pandemie? = Inflation soon a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Beretta, Edoardo

In: List Forum für Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik, 2021, vol. 46, no. 3, p. 359-377

Although COVID-19 pandemic has so far been assumed to have recessivedeflationary consequences due to the dramatic deterioration of economic forecasts worldwide, inflation risks cannot be excluded. What effects might result from the combination of billion-high liquidity injections and high decline in production levels as well as strict (and costly) security and protection requirements? And why...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Les fonds ISR Swiss Made

Alves De Freitas, Dany ; Sonney, Frédéric (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2021 ; TDEE 447.

La finance durable est une norme qui s’impose dans le domaine financier. Désormais, il est inutile de lancer un fonds de placement qui n’a pas d’objectif de durabilité. Toutefois, pour un investisseur, il n’est pas toujours facile de comprendre en quoi son investissement est bénéfique pour la planète et ses habitants. Les gérants ne sont pas toujours transparents et certains...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Efficience des marchés financiers : analyse empirique sur le marché suisse

Chuard, David ; Seiler, Robert (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2021 ; TDEE 448.

Après 50 ans de recherches scientifiques et controverses, la théorie de l’efficience des marchés financiers demeure un concept central de la formation et fluctuation des prix. Malgré les débats entre les partisans de la finance classique et comportementale, le consensus académique n’a pu aboutir à un modèle permettant de se substituer à celui de l’efficience. Ce travail de...