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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

Lo sviluppo di un fondovalle delle Alpi orientali (XVIII-XX secolo) : paesaggio, sistemi di proprietà e uso del suolo nella Piana rotaliana (Trento)

Villa, Marta ; Lorenzetti, Luigi (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2022 ; 2022ARC001.

The research work, documented here, observes and analyzes the construction and use practices of a specific portion of the Alpine territory, the valley floor. This study is part of the Research Project "Les fonds de vallée dans l'éspace alpin, 1700-2000", supported by funding from the Swiss National Fund. Thanks to the consultation and use of diversified sources (archival, historical, visual,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Analyzing cultural tourism promotion on Instagram : a cross-cultural perspective

Mele, Emanuele ; Kerkhof, Peter ; Cantoni, Lorenzo

In: Journal of travel & tourism marketing, 2021, vol. 38, no. 3, p. 326-340

A lack of cross-cultural research has been identified regarding cultural tourism promotion on social media. Using the dimensions of Collectivism-Individualism, Power Distance, and High-Context vs. Low-Context communication, we content analyze cultural value differences in Instagram posts promoting cultural tourism – published by the national tourism organizations of Chile, Portugal, USA, and...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Mining code change patterns to aid software development

Fengcai, Wen ; Bavota, Gabriele (Dir.) ; Lanza, Michele (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO012.

Mining Software Repositories (MSR) has become a complete and mature research field, also due to the increasing number of open source projects publicly available. Repository hosting services such as GitHub provide unprecedented access to millions of events generated during development activities (e.g., code commits, pull requests), that can be mined and analyzed to extract new pieces of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Without a plan? : an ethnography of architecture, domestic microclimates, and building practices in contemporary Cairo

Ghodbane, Dalila ; Roesler, Sascha (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2021ARC002.

This study is located at the intersection of architecture and the social sciences. Its core is an ethnographic investigation of how Cairo experiences and tackles urban heatwaves, which was carried out primarily by looking at people’s building practices. The research is structured along three axes. The first consists of a historical overview of the Egyptian architectural field, based on a...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Data mining in Bioprocesses – Knowledge discovery in databases (IIG part)

Artero, Christopher ; Schumann, René (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2021.

The purpose of this thesis is to create clusters from historical data with and without domain knowledge. The method used to cluster the data with domain knowledge is a pattern matching sequence and the method done without domain knowledge is a clustering algorithm that will be defined later. The data had to be retrieved from four old databases, then prepared to be clustered. A...

Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration

Étude et restauration d’un compas de navigation Vion type Q.S.C 25 du Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Le Bourget

Vergnaud, Théophile

Mémoire de master : Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration, 2021.

This Master's thesis presents the study and restoration of a Vion type Q.S.C. 25 air navigation compass dated from 1926, which is part of the collections in the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace (MAE), Le Bourget. This compass is distinguished by its compensating mechanism and the liquid that allows it to function. This work first presents a detailed description of the elements in the compass as...

Université de Fribourg

How important is civic engagement for public transportation communication?

Asdourian, Bruno ; Zimmerli, Virginie

In: Strategic communication for non-profit organisations, 2016, p. 239-266

The communication between users of digital media and public or non-profit organization involved into an open data policy are represented through a democratic way with upwards and downward flows; implying an evolving participation of citizens and a progressive openness of a company’s database. Under this perspective, various tasks have been employed. The mission of this paper is to define and...

Université de Fribourg

The Co-Evolution of Public Relations and Journalism : a First Contribution to its Systematic Review

Schönhagen, Philomen ; Meissner, Mike

In: The Proceedings of the International History of Public Relations Conference, 2015, p. 232-248

The relationship between public relations (PR) and journalism is mostly conceived of as between “interdependent systems” (Grossenbacher, 1986: 730). In this context, Löffelholz mentions evidence of a “co-evolutionary development of journalism and public relations” that “has not to date been systematically pursued” (Löffelholz, 2004: 472; emphasis author's own). To do so would...