Search for dissertations about: "capacity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 4733 swedish dissertations containing the word capacity.

  1. 1. Culture and Capacity : Drought and Gender Differentiated Vulnerability of Rural Poor in Nicaragua, 1970-2010

    Author : Lisa Segnestam; Ronny Pettersson; Yvonne Svanström; Malin Beckman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Nicaragua; Gender; Vulnerability; Adaptive capacity; Drought; Economic History; ekonomisk historia;

    Abstract : This dissertation interprets gender-differentiated vulnerability to drought within a rural community located in the dry zone, la zona seca, of Nicaragua, a region that has been identified by the government and NGO sector as suffering from prolonged and, since the 1970s, more frequent droughts.  A combination of gender, capitals, and vulnerability demonstrates the value in using a multidimensional perspective to look at the socioeconomic and cultural contexts that form the capacity individuals have had to reduce their long-term vulnerability to drought in Nicaragua. READ MORE

  2. 2. Capacity Pooling in Healthcare Systems

    Author : Carina Fagefors; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; volume flexibility; healthcare management; portfolio theory; capacity pools; capacity management;

    Abstract : Healthcare systems are facing a continuously increasing demand for care while healthcare providers express a need for additional capacity. However, increased capacity in healthcare systems will not be a sufficient option in the near future, and previous research has found a need to improve healthcare capacity planning and management. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experimental Governance : Capacity and legitimacy in local governments

    Author : Erica Eneqvist; Andrew Karvonen; Hans Westlund; Kersti Karltorp; Annica Kronsell; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Experimental governance; legitimacy; municialities; democracy; organisational capacity; capacity-building; local government; public sector innovation; Urbana och regionala studier; Urban and Regional Studies;

    Abstract : Contemporary planning and governance of cities involves practices of experiments and trials in urban experiments, collaborative platforms, and urban development projects with high ambitions for sustainability and innovative solutions. These practices of experimental governance can be seen as new policy instruments that include actors from all sectors of society in collective problem-solving. READ MORE

  4. 4. Firefighters' physical work capacity

    Author : Ann-Sofie Lindberg; Christer Malm; Juha Oksa; Desiree Gavhed; Peter Krustrup; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical demands; performance; work capacity; aerobic fitness; anaerobic fitness; muscle strength; muscle endurance; balance; ergonomics; physical testing; SIMCA;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to identify valid, simple, and inexpensive physical tests that can be used for evaluation of firefighters’ physical work capacity. Paper I included fulltime- and part-time firefighters (n = 193), aged 20-60 years. READ MORE

  5. 5. Reducing and absorbing variations in a manufacturing context : A capacity management perspective

    Author : Lisa Hedvall; Joakim Wikner; Stig-Arne Mattsson; Mats Johansson; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; capacity management; variation management; buffer management; manufacturing companies; manufacturing planning and control; kapacitetsadministration; variationsadministration; buffertadministration; tillverkande företag; material- och produktionsstyrning;

    Abstract : Variations can have substantially negative effects on performance and it is therefore important to investigate how the variations can be reduced or absorbed in an appropriate way for competitiveness. Manufacturing companies are daily exposed to variations and operations managers need to take capacity management decisions with this in mind to secure the delivery capability. READ MORE