Search for dissertations about: "preferences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 594 swedish dissertations containing the word preferences.

  1. 1. Changing preferences : A study in preferentialism

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Krister Bykvist; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; preference utilitarianism; preferences; consequentialism; intrinsic value; timepartiality; contingent preferences; population ethics; actualism; Filosofi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with preferentialism, a family of theories claiming that moral considerationsshould be based entirely on preferences. The emphasis is on preference utilitarianism,according to which preferences determine the values of outcomes and these values determinewhat we should do. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental preferences among steel stakeholders

    University dissertation from Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Stina Alriksson; Linnéuniversitetet.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; conjoint analysis; environmental communication; focus group; light weighting; PLS; preferences; Q-methodology; risk perception; steel; stakeholders; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science;

    Abstract : Emissions of carbon dioxide, dioxins, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter as well as use of non-renewable resources and energy are some important sustainability challenges for the Swedish steel industry. Much effort has been made, mainly by technical solutions, which to a high degree have decreased the emissions during the last 30 years. READ MORE

  3. 3. Bundling for consumers? Understanding complementarity and its effect on consumers' preferences and satisfaction

    University dissertation from Umeå : Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet

    Author : Erika Knutsson; Umeå universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Bundling; value; consumer decision making; complementarity; preferences; satisfaction; experiments; företagsekonomi; Business Studies;

    Abstract : It is a common market practice to offer two products in a package, so called bundling. While much research investigate how companies can use bundling to increase sales and profit, less is known about how bundling can be beneficial for consumers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Driver Preferences of Steering Characteristics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Markus Agebro; KTH.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Driver preferences; Steering characteristics; Steering systems; Driving simulator experiments; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The future of vehicle steering systems lies within by-wire technology. With by-wire technology mechanical or hydraulic systems are replaced by electronic systems. Removal of the steering column and possibly other linkage and gears yields vast potential of further improvement of performance, comfort and safety. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on antibiotics use: Nudges, preferences & welfare benefits

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Linnea Wickström Östervall; Stockholms universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; field experiment; nudge; reminder; common resources; antibiotics use; resistance; altruism; other-regarding preferences; time preferences; social security; temporary parental leave; natural experiment; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The stock of effective antibiotics can be seen as a common resource. Depletion of this potentially renewable, but currently finite, resource through the development of resistance poses an important policy problem. Prudent use can delay the spread of resistance. It is hence interesting to study factors that affect use and overuse of antibiotics. READ MORE