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The role of attitudes in determining individual behavior in transportation : From psychology to discrete choice modeling

Borriello, Antonio ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO001.

This dissertation focuses on the role of psychological factors, particularly attitudes, in determining individual behavior in transportation and proposes procedures and methods to improve the measurement of psychological variables to be used in choice modeling. The thesis is divided into three chapters containing a methodological section, showing the innovation of the econometrics steps, and...

Università della Svizzera italiana

An investigation on the socio-cognitive foundations of reputation robustness

Mariconda, Simone ; Lurati, Francesco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM009.

Scholars have consistently found that a positive reputation can lead to many benefits for organizations (e.g., Cable Deephouse, 2000; Rindova et al., 2005; Roberts & Dowling, 2002), thereby constituting a fundamental resource for competitive advantage (Barney, 1991). As a result, academics have advocated for a better understanding of what makes reputations stable to the effects...