Search for dissertations about: "human resource importance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words human resource importance.

  1. 1. Restructuring and employment change in sparsely populated areas : examples from Northern Sweden and Finland

    Author : Linda Lundmark; Ulf Wiberg; Bruno Jansson; Kerstin Westin; Jarkko Saarinen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Reconstructing; sparsely populated areas; tourism employment; forest-related employment; amenities; mobility; migration; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to examine ongoing restructuring and its impacts on sparsely populated areas in Sweden and Finland. In the context of sparsely populated areas, the global processes have great local impact because of their poor capacity to adapt to rapid economic changes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Violent natural resource conflicts : From definitions to prevention

    Author : Marie K. Schellens; Belyazid Salim; Stefano Manzoni; Silja Bára Ómarsdottir; Päivi Lujala; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Natural resource conflicts; natural resources; violent conflict; criticality; definition; predictive modelling; early warning; causal network; prevention; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Abstract : General scientific consensus is growing that natural resources play an important role in violent conflicts. Both scarcity and abundance contribute to violent conflict, depending on the socio-economic and political conditions at play. READ MORE

  3. 3. Valuing environmental benefits using the contingent valuation method : an econometric analysis

    Author : Bengt Kriström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental benefits; contingent valuation; econometrics; discrete response data; continuous and discrete valuation questions; cost-benefit analysis;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to investigate methods for assessing the value people place on preserving our natural environments and resources. It focuses on the contingent valuation method, which is a method for directly asking people about their preferences. READ MORE

  4. 4. Anthropogenic Open Land in Boreal Landscapes : Investigations into the Creation and Maintenance of Arable Fields on Swedish Farms

    Author : Lovisa Solbär; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Landscape; timespace; time-geography; farming; boreal land use; time-economy; embedded values;

    Abstract : The human-induced open land (cropland, pasture) in the predominantly forested boreal landscapes relies on arable land use; it thus represents an active intervention to hold back forest regrowth. The thesis investigates the practical management decisions by landholders on discrete farms, which in Sweden often comprise both forest and arable lands. READ MORE

  5. 5. Life paths through space and time: Adding the micro-level geographic context to longitudinal historical demographic research

    Author : Finn Hedefalk; Centrum för ekonomisk demografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Geographic micro-level factors; longitudinal historical data; geocoding; historical demography; 19th century; individual level; spatio-temporal analysis; detailed geographic data; geographic context.; property units; rural historical soceties; Geographic micro-level factors; longitudinal historical data; geocoding; historical demography; 19th century; individual level; spatio-temporal analysis; detailed geographic data; property units; geographic context;

    Abstract : Historical demographic research is central to understanding past human behaviours and traits, such as fertility, mortality and migration. An essential part of historical demography is conducting longitudinal analyses at the micro-level, which involves the detailed follow-up of individuals over long time periods throughout their lives. READ MORE