Public Intermediaries as Key Facilitators of Diffusion (Management Project)

Diffusion of renewable energy technologies(RETs) is an important challenge of the current century. Much of the existing research has put a focus on understanding the diffusion of RETs through the perspective of systems of innovation. However, two recent studies highlight the importance of the actors in the process- those who adopt the RETs. With the current study we continue this […]

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Auditor Client Relationship and Audit Quality: the Effects of Long-term Auditor Client Relationship on Audit Quality in SMES (Management Project)

Different scandals around the globe during the past, in specific during the last decade, have intrigued the stakeholders to question the roles of both auditors and management. But most of the fingers since then have been raised on the role of auditors, because it is the auditors who are entrusted with the responsibility to detect any errors or frauds in […]

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The Performance of Global Business Teams within Multinational Corporations (Management Project)

Global business teams are a critical component of the strategic management process of multinational corporations. In the context of this study, they are defined as teams of managers who are responsible for a business or a function across several countries. Given their multi-country charter, national diversity, and geographical dispersion, there are major questions as to the drivers of the performance […]

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How to Wrestle the Dragon to Overcome the Great Wall: A Case Study on How Swedish SME’s Handle Institutional Barriers in China (Management Project)

During the past decade there have been a large increase of Swedish companies entering the Chinese market. It has been explained that entering the Chinese market can be the biggest challenge a firm will face. It has therefore been of great interest to study this problem. We have in this thesis chosen to study Swedish SME’s established in China, and […]

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Women’s Positive Adaptation in Childhood and Adulthood (Management Project)

An area within psychology that looks at the strengths and positive sides of human life has emerged the last decade. It is called positive psychology and one area related to that is positive adaptation. The main purpose of this paper is to describe the natural history of females’ positive extrinsic and intrinsic adaptation from childhood to adulthood, with a focus […]

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Equity and equality in HR-work in South Africa (Management Project)

In this thesis we have studied equality and equity from an HR perspective in South Africa. The study is partly made from an inductive approach and an analytical interpretation in line with hermeneutic has been used. The data is mainly contracted from interviews with HR professionals within various South African organizations. A mix of snowball and convenience sample has been […]

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Dimensions of Enterprise Hypocrisy with Specifics to Recruitment & Selection (Management Project)

The increase in white-collar crimes has become a common feature around the globe and its impact has left many conglomerates despaired affecting businesses, economies, employees and families that are somehow related to these organizations. The famous money laundering and accounting scandals such as; Parmalat, Adelphia, Yukos Oil Company, Qwest Communications International, Tyco, and WorldCom, are true bitter realities of the […]

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How External Requirements Affect the Insurance Industry (Management Project)

The financial sector stands for an important part of society’s fundamental infrastructure and national economy. Previous financial crises indicate the importance of having a well-regulated financial market. Former directives of regulating the insurance industry had insufficient solvency regulations and were lacking in risk management. Therefore, the regulatory framework Solvency II, the successor to Solvency I, has been established on the […]

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How Companies in Umeå Interpret, Implement and Communicate CSR (Management Project)

During recent years, company scandals and an intensified demand from the public that companies should take social responsibility have increased the importance for companies to work with corporate social responsibility (CSR). Medias extended coverage of firms’ behavior has further underlined this significance. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how companies in Umeå approach CSR. We have used three […]

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Attracting The Right Employees: A Study Of Successful Employer Branding (Management Project)

Employer branding is an area of growing importance and attention. Though the concept of attracting and recruiting employees is by no means a new one, the idea of the employer brand implies a more conscious opinion of companies as employers by potential employees and as a result a more considered approach by companies themselves. The purpose of this study is […]

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