Search for dissertations about: "Developing countries"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 643 swedish dissertations containing the words Developing countries.

  1. 1. (Investigating) MNCs' CSR-related behaviour and impacts in institutionally and culturally distant markets : African developing-countries in focus

    Author : Gideon Jojo Amos; Gabriel Baffour Awuah; Ulf Aagerup; Niklas Egels-Zandén; Högskolan i Halmstad; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; multinational enterprises MNEs ; corporate social responsibility CSR ; corporate social responsibility reporting CSRR ; African developing-countries; legitimacy; stakeholders; institutional theories; organizational learning;

    Abstract : The overall purpose of this thesis is to explore why and how institutional distance and contextual differences influence MNCs’ CSR-related behavior in African developing-countries. In order to achieve the purpose stated above, the thesis seeks to answer the overarching research question: How do institutional distance and contextual differences influence MNCs’ CSR-related behavior in African developing countries? To answer the research question this thesis employed an interpretive methodological approach in order to increase my understanding of the CSR phenomenon in a specific contextual environment characterized by different institutional distance through different theoretical and empirical perspectives (Guba and Lincoln, 1994; Lincoln and Guba, 2000). READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Health in Developing Countries

    Author : Anna Welander Tärneberg; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Child Health; Developing Countries; Globalization; Democracy; Multilateral Debt Relief; Quality of Health Care; Health Worker Competence; Patient Satisfaction;

    Abstract : Health plays an essential role for human and economic development. This thesis consists of four independent empirical papers on health and health care in developing countries. The first paper investigates the relationship between globalization, democracy, and child health in low- and middle-income countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Improving Food Products Distribution in Developing Countries : an analysis of environmental forces influencing food distribution and recommendation for policy reforms

    Author : Aihie Osarenkhoe; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : food product distribution; environmental forces; developing countries;

    Abstract : Avhandlingens övergripande syfte kan sägas vara att finna vägar och medel att effektivisera distributionen av livsmedelsprodukter i ett marknadssystem. Avhandlingen utnyttjas empiriska observationer i form av minifall som återspeglar olikakritiska händelser avseende distributions och inköp av livsmedel. READ MORE

  4. 4. Competition Law in Technology Transfer under the TRIPS Agreement - Implications for Developing Countries

    Author : Tu Nguyen; Juridiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anti-competitive practices; competition law; compulsory licensing; developed countries; developing countries; excessive pricing; innovation; IPRs; IPR abuse; patent-antitrust-contract prism; refusal to license; technology transfer; TRIPS Agreement; WTO.;

    Abstract : The TRIPS Agreement allows WTO Members to enact and apply appropriate domestic competition law to address IPR-related anti-competitive practices. However, these flexibilities in the TRIPS Agreement do not provide any specific guidance for WTO Members. READ MORE

  5. 5. Appropriate Technologies for Soil Remediation in Low Prioritized Region : Developing Countries and Sparsely Populated Regions

    Author : Henrik Haller; Anders Jonsson; Morgan Fröling; Jaak Truu; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Soil pollution; Bioremediation; Ecotechnology; Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development; Ecological Engineering; Industrial Ecology Developing Countries; Sparsely Populated Regions; Nicaragua;

    Abstract : Contaminated sites in low prioritized regions demand remediation technologies that are cost- and energy-effective and locally adapted. Parameters such as the time frame during which bioremediation degradation needs to occur may not be as restraining as in urban environments. READ MORE