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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...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Gold and bubbles: an impossible binomial? : a review of historical and current evidence

Beretta, Edoardo ; Peluso, Stefano

In: Applied economics letters, 2021, p. 5 p

Gold has a far-reaching history of ‘safe haven’ or ‘anchor of stability’. However, the epitome of precious metals has recently deviated from its historical price trend. Fluctuations and volatility have increased too. We argue that gold is not subject to bubbles (due to its scarcity in nature), although its price is. By means of a logical-analytical macroeconomic approach combined with...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

French-speaking Swiss coffee consumer habits and coffee farmers’ living conditions

Dupont-Wuillemin, Fanny ; Shepherd, Mark (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 75.

The coffee industry and particularly coffee producers are facing difficult and challenging times. For years coffee prices have been falling and therefore producers have seen their revenue shrinking. This situation can be somewhat counterintuitive for French-speaking Swiss coffee consumers who have seen the selling price of their caffeine intake increase over time. However, the drop in coffee...

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

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

An analysis of costs and margins in the value chain of Fair Trade coffee : is Fair Trade fair to the consumer?

Naef, Adrien ; Piller, Robert (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 66.

In this Bachelor Thesis, we research the role of the different actors of the value chain of coffee and their share of the value of the coffee that is finally sold to end- consumers. We then analyse and compare the various costs and margins incurred by Fair Trade and regular coffee. The aim of this research is to better understand how value is allocated in the final retail price of coffee sold...

Université de Fribourg

Chasing dividends during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eugster, Nicolas ; Ducret, Romain ; Isakov, Dušan ; Weisskopf, Jean-Philippe

(Working Papers SES ; 520)

This paper investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trading behavior of investors around ex-dividend dates in Europe. The sudden decrease in the number of companies paying dividends reduced the opportunities to capture dividends. The firms that have maintained dividend payments during the pandemic thus attracted more interest than before. This led to a doubling in the magnitude...

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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...