Essays about: "Agency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 2388 essays containing the word Agency.

  1. 1. The thinking of New Public Governance in Swedish crisis preparedness: A case study of The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Lydia Douglasdotter; [2023-01-23]
    Keywords : Collaboration; Natural disasters; The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency; MSB; Co-production; New Public Governance; NPG;

    Abstract : During 2021, a rising number of natural disasters occurred across Europe. Such events evoke passionate debates concerning guilt, accountability and regarding the division of responsibilities for crisis preparedness. READ MORE

  2. 2. Are AI-Photographers Ready for Hire? : Investigating the possibilities of AI generated images in journalism

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statistiska institutionen

    Author : Andrea Breuer; Isac Jonsson; [2023]
    Keywords : Stable Diffusion; text-to-image generating models; ordinal logistic regression; journalism; machine learning; AI;

    Abstract : In today’s information era, many news outlets are competing for attention. One way to cut through the noise is to use images. Obtaining images can be both time-consuming and expen- sive for smaller news agencies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Wildfire growth modelling in Sweden - a suitability assessment of available data

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Henrik Hagelin; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Geographic Information Science; Physical geography; Prometheus; WiSE-FASS; The 2014 Västmanland wildfire; Wildfire growth modelling; Wildfire suppression support; Wildfire behaviour; MESAN; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Wildfires are worldwide problems that stress societies by damaging their economies and they cause serious, sometimes fatal, health implications among the populations. In recent years, the rate of wildfire occurrence has increased as the global average temperature has risen. Because of global climate change, this rate is expected to continue rising. READ MORE

  4. 4. Giants at Play: A study on the impact of institutional ownership on firm performance

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Allan Baker; Sébastian Pialot; [2023]
    Keywords : Institutional Ownership; Firm Performance; Blockholding; Agency Theory; Monitoring;

    Abstract : This study examines whether changes in the level of institutional ownership impact the market value and operating performance of firms. This is done by testing three different hypotheses based on different institutional ownership characteristics on a sample of 197 Swedish large- and mid-cap listed companies between the years 2016-2021. READ MORE

  5. 5. Staying alive - On the composition of corporate boards and financial distress risk

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Markus Nilsson; Joel Robling; [2023]
    Keywords : Corporate governance; Financial distress; Agency theory; Logistic regression; Board composition;

    Abstract : This study investigates the relationship between corporate governance and financial distress, considering a sample of 237 publicly listed Swedish firms between 2011 and 2021. The two phenomena have been frequently discussed in academia, and in line with prior literature, an agency theory perspective permeates the analysis. READ MORE