Search for dissertations about: "economic practice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 358 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; Sofia Murhem; Göran Salmonsson; Torbjörn Engdahl; Maria Eriksson Baaz; [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; Inge Ivarsson; [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. Honourable Merchant or Efficient Businessman : The Transformation of Economic Culture and the Leading Economic Actors in Gävle 1765–1869

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Stefan Lundblad; Uppsala universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : History; Economic Culture; Merchant; Businessman; Trade; Industrialization; Practice; Symbol; Institutions; History; Gävle; Sweden; Production; Historia;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with how economic actors acted and related to economic institutions that were in a state of change. The question can be formulated as follows: How did the economic culture that Gävle's leading economic actors were a part of change during the period 1765–1869? The aim of the study is to provide new insight into Swedish economic development during this period. READ MORE

  4. 4. Planning, Projects, Practice A Human Geography of the Stockholm Local Investment Programme in Hammarby Sjöstad

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Jonas R Bylund; Elisabeth Lilja; Bo Lenntorp; Stefan Anderberg; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Stockholm; LIP; Hammarby Sjöstad; Sustainability; Innovation; Planning; Policy; Translation; Actor-Network Theory; Laboratory; Project; Urban Specialists; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Programmes and policies to support ecological sustainable development and the practice of implementation is a question of innovation rather than known and taken for granted procedure. This thesis argues a priori models concerning stability in the social sciences, and human geography especially, are less able to help us understand this practice and planning in such unstable situations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Planning, Projects, Practice : A Human Geography of the Stockholm Local Investment Programme in Hammarby Sjöstad

    University dissertation from Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholm

    Author : Jonas R Bylund; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Stockholm; LIP; Hammarby Sjöstad; Sustainability; Innovation; Planning; Policy; Translation; Actor-Network Theory; Laboratory; Project; Urban Specialists; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Programmes and policies to support ecological sustainable development and the practice of implementation is a question of innovation rather than known and taken for granted procedure. This thesis argues a priori models concerning stability in the social sciences, and human geography especially, are less able to help us understand this practice and planning in such unstable situations. READ MORE