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Why a book on Visual Merchandising? Because Visual Merchandising gives substance to something that has to change its very essence: the store. The rise of new communication artifacts in today’s multichannel context means that the store needs to transform its role and its methods for interacting with both customers and producers. The store has to offer value through proactive interaction with its customers. If value in the store visit lies in living an experience, regardless of making a purchase, Visual Merchandising lays the groundwork for that experience. This book is for people who deal ...
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2018-05-21

Through the book: What's Fashion? It's Method!

The Value of Ideas in Fashion Companies


The book examines the indispensable factors for the launch and management of a new creative process: the authors provide truly effective tools between research & edutainment. The results of recent studies have in fact acknowledged the existence in people, institutions, and businesses of every size and sector, of a noticeable tendency towards changes in processes (of products and services). This publication aims to group together around a single concept, change for growth, the interests and goals of all those in Italy and in the world who have recognized that the adoption of new strategies ...
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2018-05-18

Through the book: Innovation in Organizations

Informal Networks, Knowledge Sharing, and the Development of Firms' Innovative Capabilities


The ability to generate new knowledge is one of the main drivers through which organizations can achieve a position of competitive advantage. While being able to innovate means different things in different contexts, the processes and actions through which companies mobilize knowledge to innovate are remarkably comparable across different types of organizations. This book, starting from an in-depth study of a corporate R&D lab, proposes a general framework to discuss the development of innovative capabilities in organizations. The proposed framework builds on the importance of informal knowledge-sharing ...
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What are the specific characteristics of organizations that operate in cultural sectors? What are the challenges facing their managers? Cultural organizations play a crucial role in the contemporary society, thus, they need to respond to expectations of multiple private and public actors and, moreover, they have specific characteristics. For these reasons, it is not possible to apply managerial practices tested in other situations, but it is necessary to carefully recognize their social and cultural peculiarities. Therefore, this book aims at providing an overall view of themanagerial issues and ...
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2018-05-18

Through the book: Political Economics

Redistributive Policies


This book is written for undergraduate students in Economics and in Political Science who want to learn about the political economics of redistributive policies. It provides a positive analysis of the political process behind the design and implementation of redistributive policies, by using the minimum level of mathematical formalization required, in an attempt to be accessible to second- and third-year undergraduate students. The book does not span the entire domain of political economics but concentrates on redistributive policies. This includes monetary transfers, such as pensions and unemployment ...
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The aim of this book is to understand whether the new social game creates wealth for its participants. For this reason, the authors look at the theoretical implications of the increasing overlap between dialogue and sale, market and society, or, more simply, money and gift. By focusing on the convergence taking place between the roles of customer and citizen, the book develops a new theory of convergence and tests it through a dedicated model of a so-called "co-value chain". This model is applied to a large number of recent case histories, discussing the implications for management. In many cases, ...
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This book aims to analyze the logics and instruments by which fashion companies create collections, taking into account the variety of companies’ characteristics and business models. The collection development process is a critical activity for fashion, that must continuously renew its products, and is subject to increasingly strict time, cost and quality goals. A central theme in the book is the complexity of managing the collection development process, due to the number of operations that must be carried out and the variety of actors involved. In addition, there are outside actors, such ...
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The latest editions of introductory texts are becoming easier and easier. At the same time, macroeconomic models used by central banks in their simulations (the so-called Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models, DSGE) are increasingly microfounded – and thus complex. In a nutshell, BUP Macroeconomic Lessons fill a gap. Surely students will find them slightly more difficult than the most popular textbooks, but their investment will pay off when they attend a Macroeconomics course. It will help them understand that microeconomics and macroeconomics are two different, albeit connected, ...
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Today probability turns out to be one of the most pervasive mathematical topics. It actually affects a number of quite different fields, proving particularly relevant to courses ranging from Statistics to Economics, from Finance to Management Science. Recently it has even found significant applications in some sectors of Law. This book contains a short presentation of the most basic aspects of probability theory. As a result, it should come in handy and help students grasp the main concepts of the discipline as well as acquire a basic probabilistic vocabulary, thus capturing at least the flavour ...
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This book offers an essential introduction to modern portfolio theory. The book provides a number of simple, practical examples to allow the reader to apply the theoretical concepts presented in each chapter. A portion of such practical cases are worked out in Excel and made available through the book’s website. The book takes inspiration from Markowitz’s classical mean-variance, it then proceeds to develop modelling tools of increasing sophistication that eventually take into account the role played by generic risk-averse preferences. The book also explores a few advanced topics: ...
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