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Université de Fribourg

The patent buyout price for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine and the ratio of R&D costs to the patent value

Songane, Mario ; Grossmann, Volker

In: PLOS One, 2021, p. 1-22

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for almost all of the 570,000 new cases of cervical cancer and approximately 311,000 deaths per year. HPV vaccination is an integral component of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global strategy to fight the disease. However, high vaccine prices enforced through patent protection are limiting vaccine expansion, particularly in low- and...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Implications for shipowners and charterers of the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulations

Marsolais, Jerome ; Reboulleau, Jerome (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 78.

The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the effects of the implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations of low Sulphur emissions on the shipping industry. The new amendments to MARPOL Annex VI that came into force on January 1st, has generated as great deal of anticipation and uncertainty for shipowners and market participants. The choices that...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

How to harness the potential of short food supply chains in Vaud ?

Di Vita, Jonas ; Depetris Chauvin, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 79.

This study aimed at analyzing the demand side of short food supply chains in the canton of Vaud to provide local farmers with recommendations about how to organize, market and promote the sale of local fruits and vegetables. While many elements in the analysis confirmed the findings of the existing literature, others brought a new understanding of consumers in Vaud. The consumer analysis led to...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Can reputation risk related to Glencore's activities in the DRC be an impediment to making an investment or indeed to sell one's shareholding stake in Glencore ? : Can this reputation risk undermine Glencore's share price and if so to what extent ?

Grosjean, Julien ; Piller, Robert (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 81.

The research objective of this report is to show the impact of reputation risk linked to Glencore’s activities in the DRC. In order to measure the impact of reputational risk, a focus is made on Glencore’s share price. In the first part of this report, the introduction helps the reader to get important contextual information about Glencore’s background and activities in the DRC. An emphasis...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The influence of Green Nudges in a marketing strategy to reduce consumption of natural resources for packaging while maintaining or increasing profits

Mueller, Nadja Jennifer ; Shepherd, Mark (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 95.

Environmental pollution became a serious problem and is impacting our planet today. According to the World Economic Forum, plastic “is one of the world’s leading drivers of climate change”. Literature states that cardboard boxes, such as Tetra Pak, require less natural resources than plastic bottles. Making a change and decreasing environmental pollution requires the active involvement...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

A clash of titans : underlying causes, chronologies and impacts of the current US trade wars

Röthlisberger, Prisca ; Matile, Laurent (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 98.

The election of Donald J. Trump at the presidency of the world-biggest economy has been the beginning of important changes in the international order and more specifically in the rules-based trading system. Under his leadership, the US has imposed, in successful waves, tariffs and trade-restrictive measures on imported goods coming from most of its trading partners and this in parallel of the...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The effectiveness of the Swiss and Canadian antibiotic distribution system compared

Janett, Sophie ; Connerton, Timothy (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 104.

The aim of research paper was to explore the current antibiotic distribution system in Switzerland, as well as all the important players of this complex industry. In order to better understand how this industry functions. It is important to get a big picture by understanding the implication of pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and drugstores, and...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Commodity trading firms and Islamic structured trade finance : a contribution to attaining UN’s SDGs

Nagi, Walid Hassan ; Aubert, François E. (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 106.

Over the past decade, some commodity trading firms have increasingly replaced banks in performing financial intermediation across their value chains. Since this role has primarily been fulfilled using prepayment facilities, these financing schemes act as a benchmark to gauge their lending practices. In some countries and commodity markets, prepayment facilities now act as the most readily...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Institutional setting and networks effect on international trade : Three essays on international trade

Arioldi, Davide ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO016.

This thesis explores the role of different measures of proximity on some topics related to international trade. We focus on how institutional setting (institutional proximity) and network structure (cognitive and social proximity) influence the geography of international trade. In the first chapter, we extend the results of Rose and Spiegel (2011) and the findings by Bista (2017) proposing a...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Gender-based price discrimination in the annuity market : evidence from Chile

Bello, Piera

This paper studies gender-based price discrimination in the annuity market. The dataset consists of transaction-level data on the universe of individuals accessing the Chilean annuity market in the 2004-2017 period. It exploits the fact that, in Chile, individuals can access the annuity market through three different channels: an independent financial advisor, a sales agent at a company, or...