How do experienced lenders make decisions? This dissertation addresses this question by investigating judgment and decision-making behavior of loan officers in banks as well as credit managers in supplying companies. The dissertation applies an integrated economic-psychological perspective and consists of seven parts: a comprehensive literature review and six separate empirical papers.
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Age-related Difference in Kinematics and Cerebral Cortical Processes during Discrete Drawing Movements in Children and Adults
Research has shown developmental improvements in drawing movements during childhood. These changes may be related to protracted structural development and myelination of cortical brain structures underlying motor planning and control. However, no study to our knowledge has examined the relationship between cortical development and the emergence of accurate visuomotor behavior.
Since their independence in 1991 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have struggled to transform into market-oriented economies. During a decade, the Baltic countries have accomplished an impressive reorientation of foreign trade, and today the EU represents the most important trading partner of the Baltics. However, foreign trade is still far from fully developed, which leaves opportunities for new foreign actors to participate and affect the growing trade volumes of the Baltic countries.
In this essay I will focus on the realism of two well known novels. My main aim with this essay will be to compare Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Both books deal with colonialism and imperialism in one way or another and that is a subject that I will present in the essay.
A community food system (CFS) can assist a community in satisfying human needs while also working toward a principle-based understanding of sustainability. Utilizing a whole-systems perspective and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, we identify generic satisfiers of human needs (as defined by Max-Neef: Subsistence, Participation, Identity, Idleness, Creation, Freedom, Affection, Understanding and Protection) that [...]
This thesis (Energy Strategies towards Sustainability: a comparative analysis of community energy plans from Sweden and Canada) examines community energy planning in Sweden and Canada with the aim of revealing strategies that move communities towards energy sustainability. Unsustainable energy activities are identified as major threats on both local and global levels. The challenges for energy [...]
The threat posed by terrorism to democratic society and its citizens has been extensively researched and forms a reoccurring topic in government and NGO reports, as well as in academic works. Due to extensive coverage in the media, it is also well-known to the common man. Through live transmissions, people have been able to follow [...]
Waste management is of crucial concern for public health in developing countries. In Uganda one of the main problems connected to public health is a poor waste management system. To define the problem of waste management and to investigate its consequences for people’s health we made a case study during ten weeks in Mbale, Uganda. [...]