Search for dissertations about: "economic practice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 324 swedish dissertations containing the words economic practice.

  1. 1. A Genealogy of Governing Economic Behaviour Small-scale credit in Malawi 1930–2010

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johanna Värlander; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; governmentality; small-scale credit; microcredit; Malawi; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : In this thesis the aim has been to analyse changes and continuity in the governing of economic behaviour in small-scale credit schemes in colonial Nyasaland and independent Malawi from 1930 until 2010. Furthermore, how the effects of history in terms of how colonial and post-colonial development discourses and practices have been rephrased and reused in the early 21st century are discussed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Spatial clustering and industrial competitiveness Studies in economic geography

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Per Lundequist; Uppsala universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social and economic geography; economic geography; cluster; industrial competitiveness; institutional thickness; learning; music industry; regional policy; Sweden; North East England; Kulturgeografi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi; kulturgeografi; Social and Economic Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the causes and effects of spatial clustering of similar and related economic activity. The relationship between spatial clustering and industrial competitive-ness is analysed in a series of empirical studies, revolving around four research questions: How useful is an institutional approach in analyses of spatial clustering? Can the link between spatial clustering and industrial performance be empirically validated and measured by quantitative methods? In what sense does spatial clustering promote localised processes of learning and innovation? What role can industrial and regional policies play in promoting the type of localised processes emphasised in spatial clustering research?It proves to be a rather complicated matter to measure the impact of spatial clustering on firm performance. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Institutional Root of China's Rural Industry and Gradual Reform

    University dissertation from Department of Economic History, Lund University

    Author : Xiaolin Pei; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; inter-specific resources; collective benefits; management of common property; township-village governments TVGs ; township-village enterprises TVEs ; rural industry; household responsibility system HRS ; China s gradual transition from plan to market; larger rural sector; the collective land system; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : China's transition from planned to market economy is at present one of the topics most discussed among researchers. According to almost any version of mainstream property rights theory, the rapid privatization or what has been described as the "East European model" basically represents the correct approach to transformation, while the gradual transition, or the "Chinese model", should represent a recipe for economic disaster. READ MORE

  4. 4. Från ägarmakt under ansvar till företagsledarmakt. En studie över maktförskjutningen hos tre svenska verkstadsaktiebolag

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Sven Olof Arlebäck; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1996]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Ekonomisk och social historia; Social and economic history; Board fees; Board meetings; Board members; Board of Directors; Liability; Power; Sweden; Public limited company;

    Abstract : The dissertation is confined to the formal work of the boards of the parent companies as recorded in the approved minutes of meetings at Alfa Laval AB, Atlas Copco AB and Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads AB and is based on the Companies Law applying in Sweden since 1848. The study covers the time from the establishment of the joint stock company up to the ordinary general meeting of 1980 (1979 in the case of Kockums). READ MORE

  5. 5. Sites and Modes of Knowledge Creation: On the Spatial Organization of Biotechnology Innovation

    University dissertation from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University

    Author : Jerker Moodysson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; epistemic communities; biotechnology; communities of practice; geography; proximity; knowledge; localization; globalization; innovation systems; Innovation; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Två observationer tjänar som utgångspunkt för denna avhandling: (1) globaliseringens allt snabbare och mer eller mindre gränslösa flöde av information har medfört ökad press på företag och organisationer, liksom stater och regioner, att ständigt förnya sig för att kunna behålla sin konkurrenskraft. (2) kunskapsintensiv industri tenderar att samlas i geografisk närhet till relaterad verksamhet, ofta i direkt anslutning till universitet och andra forskningsinstitutioner. READ MORE