Damiano Canale, Roberto Ciuni, Aldo Frigerio, Giovanni Tuzet
Critical Thinking is a discipline that provides the means to distinguish good from bad arguments. In doing so, it draws on the contributions of other disciplines such as logic, psychology, argumentation, and probability theory. By exploiting and developing our ability to reason, it makes us understand why certain reasoning patterns are correct and others are not.The book is an introduction to Critical Thinking, to the role that reasoning plays in concrete contexts and to the forms it assumes in different fields. The first part of the book explains what an argument is and what types of argument ...
Along the Belt and Road Initiative
The book deals with the interplay between two strategies promoted by China in the 21st century to increase its integration into the world economy: Belt and Road Initiative-BRI and the internationalisation of the renminbi. They came about at different times and with complementary aims, with a great synergy between them. On the one hand, greater international circulation of the renminbi is indispensable for the completion and smooth functioning of the BRI: the vast financial resources needed to implement BRI projects around the world cannot be denominated in renminbi (which has no real official ...
Stefano Caselli, Gimede Gigante, Andrea Tortoroglio
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, ...
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 ...
Gimede Gigante, Andrea Cerri
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Annalisa Buffardi, Lello Savonardo
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 ...
Luciano Segreto, Alessandro Minichilli, Fabio Quarato
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 ...
Guido Corbetta, Paolo Morosetti
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; ...