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Université de Fribourg

The Relationships Between Culture and Behavioral Intentions Toward Services

Liu, Ben Shaw-Ching ; Furrer, Olivier ; Sudharshan, D.

In: Journal of Service Research, 2001, vol. 4, no. 2, p. 118-129

Some recent studies have shown that culture influences how consumers perceive service quality. Others have shown the relationship between perceived service quality and behavioral intentions. In this article, the authors study how culture influences behavioral intentions toward services on the basis of services marketing and cross-cultural psychology literature. They tested and found that...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Essays in institutional investors, market efficiency and the real economy

Tubaldi, Roberto ; Frésard, Laurent (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ECO004.

My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which focuses on how institutional investors trade, impact price efficiency in secondary financial markets and influence the allocation of resources in the real economy. Using a novel approach based on hurricanes, the first chapter, Mutual Funds’ Fire Sales and the Real Economy: Evidence from Hurricanes, contributes to the recent debate on...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Exploring, understanding, and promoting pluralistic strategies for (qualitative) research

Hoorani, Bareerah Hafeez ; Gibbert, Michael (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM004.

There have been growing calls in the field of management for pluralistic research, primarily because it allows for scientific discovery and advancement. However, despite these calls, the field of management is still homogenous in its research approaches and practices. This motivates the aim of this thesis, which is to explore, understand and promote pluralistic (qualitative) research. The...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Exploring the behavioural base for the Swiss energy transition : The role of attitudes and heterogeneity in the preferences of electricity consumers

Motz, Alessandra ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ECO003.

In the context of the international climate change mitigation efforts, several countries have been scaling up their efforts to decarbonize their economies and energy systems. The restructuring of the electricity systems has brought about new challenges, among which the acceptance of the new infrastructures and technologies, and the need of ensuring an optimal level of security of supply. This...

Université de Fribourg

Give the Standard Treatment of Fallacies a Chance! Cognitive and Rhetorical Insights into Fallacy Processing

Oswald, Steve ; Herman, Thierry

In: From Argument Schemes to Argumentative Relations in the Wild, 2019, p. 41-62

While we acknowledge the inadequacy of the standard treatment of fallacies (see Hamblin 1970, p. 12) when it comes to assessing the normative dimension of argumentation, we suggest that its definition of fallacious arguments sheds light on another issue of interest to argumentation scholars, namely rhetorical effectiveness. Specifically, we contend that this definition contains a fundamental...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The implication of the new labor clauses in the USMCA on labor market and trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada

Stäuble, Mathieu ; Matile, Laurent (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 93.

The North American continent has implemented different free trade agreements throughout the years. From the Canadian-United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) reached in 1989, between Canada and the United States and quickly replaced by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994 with the addition of Mexico to the agreement. After 26 years of existence and divergent opinions...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Analyzing cultural localization in online tourism promotion

Mele, Emanuele ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.) ; Kerkhof, Peter (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020COM006.

Tourism and culture are strongly intertwined. People can experience culture before, during and after their journey, both in the offline and in the online world. Arguably, the internet is among the main sources of inspiration and information retrieval for tourists, who navigate social media and websites to know more about the destination, its products and services. Following the developments in...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Policy evaluation: labour market liberalization, unemployment and second home construction : Evidence from Switzerland

Stricker, Luzius ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO010.

This thesis is composed of three different chapters focusing on labour market policies, unemployment and the construction industry. The analyses aim to contribute to the microeconomic theory, proving three different concepts of externally caused variations, affecting both, the labour market equilibrium and the production function. In detail, the first part analyses the employment effects of...

Université de Fribourg

Empirical Essays on Preference Formation and Economic Decision Making

Tyahlo, Svitlana ; Eichenberger, Reiner (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

This dissertation consists of four independent papers on economically relevant topics that cap- tured my attention because of personal background and professional experiences, such as coming from Ukraine, being an educated woman, living in a bilingual Swiss region and observing people delaying their work. Throughout my papers, I empirically analyze the determinants of individual attitudes ...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Corporate social responsibility and information and communication technology in the digital age

Schultz, Mario Dominik ; Seele, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020COM003.

Pervasive digital technologies are transforming economies and societies worldwide. This dissertation focuses on Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) as the dominant model of business ethics over the last decades, in an attempt to better understand the digital transformation. Digitalization represents a fundamental and challenging transformation and promises to touch on almost all areas of...