Search for dissertations about: "Contingencies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 swedish dissertations containing the word Contingencies.

  1. 1. Boards and governance in SMEs: An inquiry into boards’ contribution to firm performance

    Author : Jonas Gabrielsson; CIRCLE; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Företagsledning; management; Management of enterprises; stakeholders; SMEs; firm performance; governance; contingencies; Boards of directors; board working style;

    Abstract : The board of directors is often described as a valuable resource for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that can contribute to the direction and performance of the firm. Mainstream research and literature on boards and governance has however mainly been concerned with how the board of directors best can monitor and restrain managerial action in large widely held corporations, and there is not much guidance for individuals interested in how boards can be effective instruments of governance in privately held SMEs. READ MORE

  2. 2. Managing Product Architectures, A Study of Oganizational and Strategic Aspects

    Author : Maximilian Pasche; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; product development; product architecture; organization; modularization; contingencies; product platform;

    Abstract : Product modularization and product platforms constitute two major approaches to product architecture management. These concepts are applied to enable firms to cost-efficientlyprovide a high degree of product variety and to achieve a high level of strategic flexibility. READ MORE

  3. 3. Environmental factors selecting for predation resistant and potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments

    Author : Peter Mathisen; Agneta Andersson; Johanna Thelaus; Mats Forsman; Anders Sjöstedt; Tron Frede Thingstad; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Eutrophication; productivity; predation pressure; predation-resistant bacteria; pathogens; Francisella tularensis; adaptation; biomarker; oligotyping;

    Abstract : The long history of co-existence of bacteria and their protozoan predators in aquatic environments has led to evolution of protozoa resistant bacteria (PRB). Many of these bacteria are also pathogenic to humans. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mission Experience : How to Model and Capture it to Enable Vicarious Learning

    Author : Dennis Andersson; Niklas Hallberg; Sofie Pilemalm; Henrik Eriksson; Alexander Bordetsky; José J. Cabeza Gonzalez; Linköpings universitet; []
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    Abstract : Organizations for humanitarian assistance, disaster response and military activities are characterized by their special role in society to resolve time-constrained and potentially life-threatening situations. The tactical missions that these organizations conduct regularly are significantly dynamic in character, and sometimes impossible to fully comprehend and predict. READ MORE

  5. 5. Contingency in high-school students’ reasoning about electrochemical cells : Opportunities for learning and teaching in school science

    Author : Karim Hamza; Per-Olof Wickman; Gregory J. Kelly; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; electrochemistry; laboratory work; concept mapping; high-school; learning; teaching; pragmatism; practical epistemology analysis; contingency; discourse; misconceptions; alternative ideas; curricular materials; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik; naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik; Science Education;

    Abstract : The thesis takes its departure from the extensive literature on students’ alternative ideas in science. Although describing students’ conceptual knowledge in many science areas, the literature offers little about how this knowledge enters into the science learning process. READ MORE