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Antecedents and consequences of word of mouth - Consumer evaluation context, individualism, personality and defense of companies
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-06-03)
People often share word of mouth (WOM) with their friends, family, and colleagues, and they increasingly also share WOM with strangers through various Internet channels. Since WOM has been found to have an important impact on consumer behavior, businesses worldwide are eager to understand the intricacies of the phenomenon. In particular, businesses are interested in understanding how positive WOM ...
Buyer-seller relationships across cultures: Conceptual, empirical and methodological issues
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-01-22)
The aim of this dissertation was to examine the factors important in achieving success in cross-cultural business relationships, in this case between Russian buyers and Norwegian sellers of seafood. Emphasis was placed on exploring how cultural differences influence factors important in relationship satisfaction, how to attain the various factors, and how cultural differences are managed by buyers ...
Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) - Persistent infections, virulence and antiviral defence
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-02-06)
Infeksiøs pankreas nekrose (IPN) er en fiskesykdom som rammer mange fiskeslag over store deler av verden. Det har store økonomiske konsekvenser for norsk lakseoppdrettsnæring. Infeksiøs pankreas nekrose var først kjent som en sykdom i yngel, men i de siste 10 til 20 årene har det vært et like stort problem i post-smolt. Antall utbrudd varierer fra år til år, der 2009 ble registrert som et år med ...
Spatial and temporal variations in parasite communities of freshwater fish in the subarctic
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-11-03)
Parasite communities are complicated systems believed to be affected by multiple ecological and environmental factors, both in time and space. These communities might be disrupted by anthropogenic host introductions which unfortunately appear to be a common practice e.g. in freshwater fish management. By addressing parasite occurrences in three of the most common freshwater fish species in subarctic ...
Ecology of a tropical bay and the social aspects of small-scale fisheries: Implications for management
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-09-02)
Antecedents and outcomes of exporter – importer relationship quality - An exporting developing country’s context
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-11-13)
Nest predation in birds of conservation concern. Case studies of monitoring and management.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-06-12)
In this thesis I have used a variety of study methods at different spatial and temporal scales to explore population processes and management of 2 bird species of conservation concern, common eider and Slavonian grebe, focusing particularly on the role of nest predation in declining populations. I have demonstrated the role of proximate and ultimate causes of nest loss in eider at 2 declining colonies ...
Replacement of fishmeal with alternative proteins in diets for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): A study on the microbiota, morphology and function of the intestine
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-06-16)
The research presented in this thesis aims to gain knowledge on the impact of a variety of alternative feed ingredients for which there is an increasing use for in Atlantic salmon feed. In focus were effects on the community population and metabolism of intestinal microbiota, its ability to compete with pathogens, gut physiology and health as well as fish performance and feed utilization. The results ...
Effects of local and regional drivers on plant diversity within tundra landscapes
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-12-21)
In tundra, the diversity within vascular plant communities (alpha diversity) is known to be determined by local drivers such as habitat productivity and ungulate grazing. However, little is known how such local drivers modify the diversity between communities (beta diversity). Furthermore, diversity patterns may be constrained by the size of the regional species pool, which in turn may mediate the ...
"Bioactivity profile of barettin - With special focus on anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticoagulant activities"
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-04-17)
The diversity of the marine species inhabiting the oceans makes them highly interesting as potential sources of bioactive molecules for various applications. The extreme environment in the Barents Sea, in terms of temperature and light availability, have forced its organisms to adapt to their surroundings by developing unique biomolecules, and Arctic marine organisms are therefore an excellent ...