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Alvarez, A. (author)
A great number of studies documented bidder merger losses around the merger announcement date. The majority of the determinants documented are considered rational, however, a great line of literature has increasingly focused on the effect of past stock prices on decision makers e.g. 52-week high. This implies that there is a notion of...
master thesis 2017
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van Eck, J.H.T. (author)
Central Banks do not respond to inflating real estate bubbles, but abide a policy that ‘mops up’ the damage after their collapse with the conventional tools of monetary policy. The financial crisis of 2008 disclosed the flaws of this method, which triggered a controversial debate among policymakers and economists. Currently there is an elevated...
master thesis 2016
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Kapoor, R. (author)
Bitcoin is a peer to peer decentralized virtual currency, released online through a research paper in 2008 by the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto . Around the world, many countries have cautiously taken minor initiatives to address the regulatory issues, due to its rising popularity. The regulation is not seen as complete, due to the nascent and novel...
master thesis 2016
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Schaap, K.S. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Leysen, S.L.J. (author)
With stagnating growth rates among a majority of its members, soaring unemployment figures and an increased risk of deflation, the economic conditions of the European economy do not strongly reflect a stronger and more united Europe as was intended by the monetary unification in 2001. On the contrary, the recent painstaking negotiations between...
master thesis 2015
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Djong, J. (author)
With the advent of smart machines, ICT revolution is moving towards a relatively unknown territory. Economic theories play important role in shaping the direction and effect of this technological change to the lives of everyone. The acceleration of unemployment and dualism which the ICT revolution is expected to create has raised concerns...
master thesis 2015
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Howell, R. (author)
As sub-Saharan Africa seeks to address their growing energy demands given financial constraints, limited capital, and poor existing infrastructure; Uganda presents a particularly challenging case among African countries. With a rapidly growing population and economy and rural electricity penetration of only about 5%, the Ugandan government is...
master thesis 2014
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Nobel, A. (author)
Introduction – The principle of shareholder value maximization raises concerns about reduced levels of investment in innovation (Lazonick, 2011a). Since shareholder value maximization entails to maximize profits for the shareholders of corporations, the principle is connected to the allocation of capital in markets. There are concerns about the...
master thesis 2014
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Setiya, K. (author)
High-tech and dynamic markets are faced with a rapidly changing environment and consumer requirements. At the same time, UGC is increasing drastically over the past years. UGC is becoming increasingly important in purchasing decisions while the business intelligence methods that leverage UGC are still in their infancy. A model that presents a...
master thesis 2014
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Tzouvelekis, A. (author)
Wind energy today is synonymous with the extraction of energy from wind via the deployment of groups of large multi-megawatt wind turbines. Nonetheless Small wind turbines (SWT) have been also designed for the built environment in order to extract energy from the wind, while being at close proximity to buildings. Despite the fact that their...
master thesis 2014
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Lypiridi, A. (author)
Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) are the most promising way of covering the (present and future) energy demands all over the world in a sustainable manner and they have a big potential for being the energy leader in a few years. Until recently RET have supplied between 15 and 20% of the energy world demand and this will be possibly increased...
master thesis 2013
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Singh, K. (author)
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of any economy. However, access to finance remains a key contraint to SME development and thus economic development. The Venture Capital industry has proved to be a good alternative source of financing in some countries to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Having originated in the USA ...
master thesis 2013
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Korzinov, V. (author)
The processes of the establishment and facilitation of inter-organizational collaboration in German nanotechnology network are differently influenced by proximity dimentions. Collaborations are very important for newly emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. With this master thesis we focus on howgeographical, organizational and...
master thesis 2013
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Ingason, A.I. (author)
This study examines the relationship between labour productivity growth and labour flexibility in Schumpeter Mark I and Mark II industries, with a focus on numerical and functional flexibility. Ordinary least square regressions were estimated using panel data from Dutch firms covering the years 2003-2009.
master thesis 2013
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Karimi, F. (author)
Following the industrial revolution started circa 1750, global energy consumption and, consequently, CO2 emissions have been rapidly increasing. The amount of CO2 rose from 280 ppm in 1750 to 388 ppm in 2010. This increasing amount of GHGs gases, specifically CO2, is the underlying cause of global warming. According to the IPCC report, with the...
master thesis 2011
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Berben, W. (author)
The current globalized world continuously increases competitiveness and the pressure to raise operational efficiency in all industries. A popular approach among labour intensive industries is the Low Cost Country sourcing strategy. At present, central and eastern European regions are popular sourcing destinations for western European based firms...
master thesis 2011
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Simigliani, G.E. (author)
The euro currency is facing a crisis which raises doubts about Euro-trade area survival (Barber, 2010). Among the European Union member states, Southern European countries (including Ireland), currently face a difficult economic situation (Barber, 2010). There is evidence of a large gap between ‘North’ and ‘South’ Europe in terms of trade...
master thesis 2011
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Stefanou, I. (author)
master thesis 2010
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Marques Da Cruz, E.F. (author)
master thesis 2007
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Diaz Arias, A.M. (author)
master thesis 2007
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