Search for dissertations about: "contracts"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 215 swedish dissertations containing the word contracts.

  1. 1. Using contracts to manage services : A study of contracts in public transport

    Author : Carolina Camén; Bo Edvardsson; Virpi Havila; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Contracts; services; service quality; business-to-business relationship; public transport; Business Administration; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Contracts play a key role in many business to business relationships. Service organisations are no exception. Despite a growing interest of services and how services are managed, research on how to use contracts to manage services has been surprisingly sparse in service research. READ MORE

  2. 2. Analysing normative contracts : On the semantic gap between natural and formal languages

    Author : John J. Camilleri; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; contract analysis; controlled natural language; formal methods; timed automata; model checking;

    Abstract : Normative contracts are documents written in natural language, such as English or Swedish, which describe the permissions, obligations, and prohibitions of two or more parties over a set of actions, including descriptions of the penalties which must be payed when the main norms are violated. We encounter such texts frequently in our daily lives in the form of privacy policies, software licenses, and service agreements. READ MORE

  3. 3. Analysing normative contracts

    Author : John J. Camilleri; University of Gothenburg; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; timed automata; model checking; contract analysis; formal methods; controlled natural language;

    Abstract : Normative contracts are documents written in natural language, such as English or Swedish, which describe the permissions, obligations, and prohibitions of two or more parties over a set of actions, including descriptions of the penalties which must be payed when the main norms are violated. We encounter such texts frequently in our daily lives in the form of privacy policies, software licenses, and service agreements. READ MORE

  4. 4. Specifying Safety-Critical Heterogeneous Systems Using Contracts Theory

    Author : Jonas Westman; Mattias Nyberg; Mats Heimdahl; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Contracts; Heterogeneous Systems; Safety; Architecture; Requirements; Specification; Elements; Compositional; IEC 61508; ISO 26262; Kontrakt; Heterogena System; Säkerhet; Arkitektur; Kravhantering; Specifiering; Element; Kompositionell; IEC 61508; ISO 26262; Machine Design; Maskinkonstruktion;

    Abstract : Requirements engineering (RE) is a well-established practice that is also emphasized in safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. Safety standards advocate a particularly stringent RE where requirements must be structured in an hierarchical manner in accordance with the system architecture; at each level, requirements must be allocated to heterogeneous (SW, HW, mechanical, electrical, etc. READ MORE

  5. 5. Procurement Contracts, Innovation and Productivity in the Construction Sector : Five Studies

    Author : Lena Borg; Hans Lind; Han-Suck Song; Johan Nyström; Anne Landin; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Procurement Contracts; Innovation; Productivity; Construction Sector; Incentives; Entreprenadkontrakt; Innovationer; Produktivitet; Byggsektorn; Incitament; Fastigheter och byggande; Real Estate and Construction Management;

    Abstract : With its size, large number of actors, and its impact on everyday life, the construction sector plays an important role in every nation’s economy and in the improvement of the built environment. The recognition of this fact by the sector, in combination with the reputation for being conservative, problematic, having low productivity growth, and low pressure for change leads to a focus on different strategies that can be used to improve of the sector. READ MORE