Essays about: "economic efficiency"

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  1. 1. Carbon Emissions, Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in the BRICS

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/IHH, Nationalekonomi

    Author : Mariam Oganesyan; [2017]
    Keywords : carbon dioxide emissions; energy consumption; economic growth; environmental Kuznets curve; BRICS;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) and the link between carbon emissions, energy use and economic growth in the BRICS countries within 1980-2013. The reason for analysing a sample of energy-intensive developing countries (the BRICS) is that these nations are of major concern for the global environmental challenge. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspiring for Added Value with Energy Efficient Building Renovation : REN2017 – a method for component-based selection and evaluation of building refurbishment options

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik; Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik

    Author : Johannes Leo; Peter Hansen; [2017]
    Keywords : Building refurbishment retrofit; Energy saving; Refurbishment via environmental rating tools; Added values; CCE; CSR; Post-occupancy-evaluation building assessment;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to develop and propose a heuristic prescriptive method, REN2017, for identifying and evaluating component-based refurbishment options from an energy-economic and added value standpoint; and to evaluate the method in terms of its usefulness in a real life scenario.  This study uses an abductive single-case study approach with threads of action research encompassing primary data, from the study object and two reference objects, of on-site inspections, unstructured interviews with professionals and staff surveys. READ MORE

  3. 3. No Care for Distance : The (Market) Logic of Regionalizing Maternity Care

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Martin Westin; [2017]
    Keywords : Social Reproduction; Neoliberalism; Maternity Care; Regionalization; Spatial Inequality;

    Abstract : A wave of maternity unit closure is sweeping through the North Atlantic zone, leaving rural communities without the care they crucially need. In its wake resistance grows, mobilizing against closures in the face of a discourse of economic efficiency and neoliberal austerity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Why Bother? : A Multiple Case Study of SMEs’ Engagement in CSR

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/IHH, Företagsekonomi; Högskolan i Jönköping/IHH, Företagsekonomi

    Author : Carl Andersson; Sara Vallin; [2017]
    Keywords : Corporate Social Responsibility; CSR; Sustainability; Motivation; SMEs; Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises;

    Abstract : Background: Corporate social responsibility has continuously developed ever since the concept first was introduced in the 1950’s up until today. In its beginning, managers who engaged in CSR did so to improve workforce efficiency. READ MORE

  5. 5. Business models for sustainable investments in the context of tropical forest restoration

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Anna Borgersen; [2017]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; business innovation; forest landscape restoration; sustainable business model; sustainable business; triple bottom line;

    Abstract : The Tropics continue to provide the most biologically diverse and carbon rich forest in the world, but they are being lost at alarming rates. To meet the global climate change targets and the UN sustainable development goals, financing is urgently needed to speed up and increase tropical forest restoration. READ MORE