Search for dissertations about: "sophistication"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 42 swedish dissertations containing the word sophistication.

  1. 1. What do you expect? : individual investors' subjective expectations, information usage, and social interactions in financial decision-making

    Author : Oscar Stålnacke; Jörgen Hellström; Rickard Olsson; Anders Anderson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Behavioral finance; Beliefs; Confidence; Expectations; Financial information; Financial risk-taking; Household finance; Individual investors; Panel data; Portfolio choice; Portfolio return; Return; Risk; Social interaction; Sophistication; Stock market; Subjective probability; Survey research; företagsekonomi; Business Studies;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introductory part and four self-contained papers related to individual investors’ subjective expectations and their financial behavior. Paper [I] analyzes multiple measures of individual investors’ expectations of risk and return using survey data on a random sample of individual investors in Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Small science on big machines: Politics and practices of synchrotron radiation laboratories

    Author : Olof Hallonsten; Research Policy Institute (RPI); []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; big science; little science; sophistication; collectivization; European Synchrotron Radiation Facility; Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource; MAX-lab; scientific entrepreneurs; changing dynamics of science; Synchrotron radiation; research policy; science policy;

    Abstract : Synchrotron radiation laboratories are large scientific facilities where various scientific experiments are carried out by the use of radiation produced by particle accelerators. Research with synchrotron radiation emerged in the 1960s and 1970s as a peripheral activity at particle physics laboratories. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dynamic Modelling of Emulsification in High-Pressure Homogenizers

    Author : Andreas Håkansson; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Population Balance Equations; Emulsification; High-Pressure Homogenization; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Mathematical Modelling.;

    Abstract : Different approaches and sub-models for the modelling of emulsification in a high-pressure homogenizer are reviewed and compared in terms of both practical aspects and how well they describe what is currently known on the emulsification process in general and on high-pressure homogenization in particular. Special effort is devoted to comparing the model developments presented in the appended papers to their alternatives and previous suggestions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Investment Decisions and Risk Preferences among Non-Professional Investors

    Author : Anders Karlsson; Lars Nordén; Paul Söderlind; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Portfolio Choice; Pension savings; home bias; individual investors; Style investing; Defined Contribution; Business and economics; Ekonomi; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : I analyze a large number of investment decisions based on theories that have been developed and formalized over the past 50 years. Previous work in this field unveils a number of biases which affect ones choices when the outcome is uncertain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Novel Psychoactive Substances : Experienced effects, attitudes, and motivations among online drug community users

    Author : Christophe Soussan; Anette Kjellgren; Anna Stigsdotter Neely; Torsten Passie; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Novel psychoactive substances; drugs; legal highs; Internet; forum; ethylphenidate; discussions; motivations; harm reduction; substance displacement; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The aim of the present research is to contribute to the bridging of the knowledge gap pertaining to the field of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and its online community of users. The findings demonstrate that the community is characterized by robust group cohesiveness and counter public attitudes. READ MORE