Search for dissertations about: "path dependence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 72 swedish dissertations containing the words path dependence.

  1. 1. Survival of the Unfit : Path Dependence and the Estonian Oil Shale Industry

    Author : Rurik Holmberg; Staffan Laestadius; Mats Bladh; Mats Söderström; Nick von Tunzelmann; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Estonia; oil shale; path dependence; lock-in; institutions; knowledge; Sweden; innovation; Soviet Union; technology; systems; energy; shale oil; electricity; fossil fuel; environment; economy; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring;

    Abstract : Estonia is the only country in the world, which is totally dependent on oil shale in its energy system. Although this fossil fuel exists in enormous quantities around the world, it has so far not been utilized on a larger scale. The reasons for this have been both economic and, in recent times, ecological. READ MORE

  2. 2. Continuity and Change : Essays on path-dependence in economic geography and good food

    Author : Pepijn Olders; Dominic Power; Henrik Mattsson; Anders Malmberg; Andrés Rodríguez-Pose; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; path dependence; continuity; change; expert opinion; economic geography; restaurants; low-emission vehicles; PDO PGI labels;

    Abstract : How can it be, that in our rapidly changing world certain things remain recognisably the same for such a long time? This dissertation is concerned with the economic geography of path-dependence and seeks to explain selected everyday examples of continuity and change. How can French restaurants and chefs be successful for decades despite changes in taste? Why are cars powered by fossil fuels still around while there are many novel and cleaner alternatives? What explains the re-invention of local food products in spite of the influx of many new products from around the world? These are the question this dissertation tries to explain as spatial expressions of ‘path-dependence’. READ MORE

  3. 3. Social Hierarchies between Democracy and Autocracy

    Author : Björn Toelstede; Gustav Tinghög; Ali M. Ahmed; Luc Bovens; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Democracy; Autocracy; Social hierarchies; Power asymmetries; pro- and anti-sociality; Path-dependence; Principal-agent chains;

    Abstract : Social hierarchies exist in democracies as well as in authoritarian societies. However, their nature is different. Democratic hierarchies are built bottom-up through election, while autocratic hierarchies are built top-down through coalition formation and domination. READ MORE

  4. 4. History and geography matter : The cultural dimension of entrepreneurship

    Author : Sabrina Fredin; Jan-Evert Nilsson; Jonas Gabrielsson; Michaela Trippl; Yuko Aoyama; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Entrepreneurship; culture; path dependence; region; local; geography;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with the rise of new industries through entrepreneurial activities. The aim is to investigate how differences in contexts might encourage or discourage entrepreneurial activities. This contextualization of entrepreneurship enhanced our understanding of when, how and why entrepreneurial activities happen. READ MORE

  5. 5. Metaphors and Norms - Understanding Copyright Law in a Digital Society

    Author : Stefan Larsson; Rättssociologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; IPRED; copyright; file sharing; conceptual metaphor theory; path dependence; skeumorphs; conceptions; Norms; metaphors; InfoSoc; online anonymity; digital society.;

    Abstract : This is a compilation thesis in the sociology of law, which analyses copyright law in three steps; the legal norms, the social norms and the underlying conceptions in their metaphorical representation. These three steps assist in answering the overarching question: "How do legal and social norms relate to each other in terms of the conceptions from which they emanate or by which they are constructed, and what is the role played by the explicit metaphors that express these norms?" The thesis shows how the development of copyright in Europe, when faced with the digital challenge, has been resiliently path dependent (Infosoc, IPRED and more). READ MORE