Search for dissertations about: "wills"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word wills.

  1. 1. Economic Decisions and Social Norms in Life and Death Situations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Nationalekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

    Author : Oscar Erixson; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mortality; social norms; dicrimination; maritime disasters; altruism; estate division; wills; equal sharing; bequests motives; inheritances; windfall gains; tax reform; labor income; capital income; health; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1: (with Mikael Elinder) Since the sinking of the Titanic, there has been a widespread belief that the social norm of “women and children first” (WCF) gives women a survival advantage over men in maritime disasters, and that captains and crew members give priority to passengers. We analyze a database of 18 maritime disasters spanning three centuries, covering the fate of over 15,000 individuals of more than 30 nationalities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Nationalekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

    Author : Marie Widengård; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; biofuels; jatropha; assemblages; governmentality; political ecology; political economy; ethnography; governance; materiality; authority; territory; sovereignty; resources; poverty; sustainability; land use change; states; standards; certification; Africa; Zambia; Mozambique; Tanzania; Kenya; Brazil; EU;

    Abstract : Biofuels have come to represent the will to mitigate climate change by replacing fossil fuels with so-called climate-friendly and renewable plant sources, and to improve rural and poor conditions in the South through biofuel crop production, farm job creation, and smallholder cash cropping. The expansion of biofuels in countries in the South largely pivoted upon ‘the will to develop’, specifically through the oil shrub Jatropha curcas L. READ MORE

  3. 3. Environmental Integration in Sustainable Urban Planning from an Institutional Perspective A Study of Swedish and Chinese Eco-City Development

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Ying Yin; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Environmental Integration; Sustainable Urban Planning; Institutional Condition; Eco-Cities; Sweden; China; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : The continuously rising attention to and practice of eco-city development in Sweden and China, as well as the countries’ active cooperation has motivated this study and the exploration of eco-city development in these two countries. In eco-city development, diverse environmental issues may well be beyond the planning sector’s capacity and need to be resolved elsewhere by other authorities and agencies in such areas as energy, water and traffic. READ MORE

  4. 4. Attempts to Bridge the Gaps Opportunities and Challenges in the Communicative Constitution of Organizations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Therese Hedman Monstad; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Organizational Communication; Communicative Constitution of Organizations CCO ; Empowerment Process; Coorientation; Ventriloqual Approach; Tension-Centered Approach; Tensions; Communication-Power Relationships; Participation; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : Globalization and technological advancements continue to challenge contemporary organizations’ aims to balance stability and change. As a response to this challenge, organizations often turn to empowerment and participatory processes. Current research emphasizes the need for enhanced communication in these processes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Purchasing Power and Purchasing Strategies - Insights From the Humanitarian Sector

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Ala Pazirandeh; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Humanitarian logistics; Purchainsg; Resource dependency theory; Buyer-supplier power;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in English Globalization and new technologies in transportation and communication have opened the doors for partnerships beyond the national and regional borders, making business survival more complex than ever before. We can see more companies outsourcing different aspects of their business in order to focus on one or a few core competencies, which would potentially gain them more market share. READ MORE