Book profiles

2021-06-09

Stefano Caselli, Gimede Gigante, Andrea Tortoroglio

Corporate and Investment Banking

A Hands-On approach


A new book on the relationship between banks and corporates is a challenge that must be accepted: we need to revert the narrative on banks and provide a proper perspective on what they can do for the economy overall.Corporate and Investment Banking is in fact the banking activity that most affects the growth of companies and their ability to be more robust and competitive. In the financial world, the key variable for development is technology, enabling the use of information to the benefit of customers. For the corporate market, the tailor-made design of products involves a more complex choice, ...
Corporate and investment banking

2021-06-09

Marcello Messori

Recovery Pathways

The Difficult Italian Convergence in the Euro Area


The book analyzes the different phases that have characterized the evolution of the pol-icy framework and the economic governance of the European Union and the Euro Area since the end of the global financial crisis (2007-2009). This analysis, which is found-ed on a careful reconstruction of those "right" or "wrong" economic ideas that have "ruled" the European world until the pandemic shock (to paraphrase the final remarks of Keynes' General Theory), is crucial to appreciate the importance of the ground-break-ing initiatives undertaken by the European policy makers and institutions in 2020: the ...
Recovery Pathways

2021-04-20

Gimede Gigante, Andrea Cerri

Finance Lab


By addressing the financial markets from a new perspective, this book sets out to take the reader on a journey, explaining the role of financial markets as places where exchanges take place to meet the needs of people, businesses and institutions. The volume is structured in four parts. The first part introduces the functions, structure, and components of the financial system. In the second part, the authors describe the functioning of the markets in terms of risk and return, providing a more in-depth description of the role of intermediaries. In the third part, capital markets are illustrated ...
Finance Lab

2020-12-18

Lello Savonardo

Pop Music, Media, and Youth Cultures

From the Beat Revolution to the Bit Generation


In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the singer and songwriter Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." This suggests how important pop music is in the contemporary society, and highlights how blurred are traditional boundaries across all forms of art. Pop music is strictly connected to mass media, mass culture, the youth universe, and its languages. Pop/rock music is the bearer of new trends, while getting influenced by social and cultural events. Rock reflects the world of youth, its rituals and legends, and it represents ...
Pop Music

2020-10-15

Ilaria Capua

Circular Health


The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated our fragility as a species. Humanity was attacked by a previously unknown virus that spread very rapidly, thanks to a speed of population mobility never before seen in human history. It succeeded in creating the complete upset of the global socio-economic system. Such an event gives us an important stimulus to re-evaluate health in the context of a circular system that encompasses humans and the environment in which we live. The key challenge we face is the discovery of novel paths to crisis resolution. Can we abandon the often cherished, but now rather obsolete, ...
circular health

2020-10-15

Annalisa Buffardi, Lello Savonardo

Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup

The Contamination Lab Model


The book focuses on the relationships between technological and social innovations, and the new opportunities and challenges that the education system is facing. The dissertation explores the intertwines between the educational scenarios and the contemporary social, economic, and cultural contexts. In particular, we discuss the Contamination Lab (CLab) experience, which started in Italian universities with the purpose of promoting the entrepreneurial and innovation culture. Pages: 170 Trade Paper: ISBN 9788831322188; $ 34,95 Authors: Annalisa Buffardi is a researcher at INDIRE(National Institute ...
Digital Cultures

2020-10-15

Luciano Segreto, Alessandro Minichilli, Fabio Quarato

Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance in the Global Economy


The book places ownership at the centre of all relevant choices that the company makes. In particular, it addresses the issue of governance from the perspective of ownership, and in a broader and more articulated sense than most Anglo-Saxon studies. The authors analyse the relationship between ownership, governance, and corporate strategy with a dual objective. On the one hand, the aim is to identify the consistency relationships between the governance structure of the company and its results, because of the centrality that it assumes with respect to many of the strategic choices that companies ...
corporate governance minichilli

2020-07-01

Guido Corbetta, Paolo Morosetti

Corporate Strategy for a Sustainable Growth

Alignment, Execution, and Transformation


This volume develops a model for evaluating strategic decisions and integrating the economic, financial, social, and environmental dimensions. It deeply studies the theme of growth strategies and investigates the relationships between corporate strategy, ownership, and corporate governance. The authors address the issue of "corporate strategy decisions" by proposing: select among the theoretical reflections those most attentive to the needs of entrepreneurs and managers; spread greater awareness of the importance of such decisions in the context of profitable and sustainable growth paths of companies; ...
Corporate Governance for sustainable growth

2020-07-01

Giovanni Pitruzzella, Oreste Pollicino

Disinformation and Hate Speech

A European Constitutional Perspective


What balance should be struck between freedom of expression, as an essential right and value of any democratic society, and other constitutional rights when facing falsehood and extreme speech? How are Europe and legislators around the world reacting to the rise of online disinformation and hate speech, in the wake of mounting evidence of adverse effects on democratic processes? What is the most effective approach to address and tackle harmful practices over the Internet, if any? These are some of the pivotal questions that this book seeks to explore. The potentially global scale and the unprecedented ...
Hate Speech

2020-04-20

Alessandro Zattoni

Corporate Governance

How to Design Good Companies


The book focuses on corporate governance with an original perspective:(i)It is based on academic research: solid theory and rigorous empirical findings provided by previous studies; (ii)It has a strategic-management perspective, and it aims at helping students to learn both mindsets and frameworks, and competencies and useful knowledge to design and assess corporate governance practices; (iii)It presents best practices across major national governance systems at international level; (iv)It has been developed for didactic purposes;(v)It acknowledges the recent debate on shareholder and stakeholder ...
Corporate Governance