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BUP, Bocconi University Press, is an imprint of EGEA, the publisher of Bocconi University, Milan, the most prestigious Italian university in Economics, Social Sciences, and Business and Management Studies. The aim of the imprint is to facilitate the circulation and fruitful exchange between Italian and international authors and contents and to foster the dissemination and sharing of skills and knowledge ...

Lorenzo Peccati, Sandro Salsa, Annamaria Squellati

Mathematics for Economics and Business


This textbook is tailored for those educational programs, such as Economics and Management, which include a first (and frequently the only) course of Mathematics. We have selected some topics which we consider to be fundamental, if not mandatory, for these students: - the knowledge of Calculus, for functions of one and two variables; - the use of Calculus in optimization; - the notion of integral ...

Marco Giarratana

Essentials of Strategy


Essentials of Strategy provides basic guidelines and concepts that students should handle in order to develop a sound background in business and corporate strategy. The book draws on industrial organization, management, and sociology research, taking an approach that accounts for the most recent trends in Strategy studies. Pages: 78 Trade Paper: ISBN 9788885486058; $19.95 Pdf: ...

Erio Castagnoli, Margherita Cigola, Lorenzo Peccati

Probability


A Brief Introduction 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 ...

Massimo Guidolin, Manuela Pedio

Essentials of Applied Portfolio Management


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 ...

Nicola Misani, Paola Varacca Capello

Fashion Collections


Product Development and Merchandising 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 ...

Francesca De Canio, Davide Pellegrini

The New Social Game


Sharing Economy and Digital Revolution: Into the Change of Consumers Habits 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 ...

Armando Cirrincione, Paola Dubini, Fabrizio Montanari

Management of Cultural Firms


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 ...

Marco Tortoriello

Innovation in Organizations


Informal networks, knowledge sharing, and the development of firm's 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 ...

Alberto Dell'Acqua

Corporate Debt Management


Corporate Debt Management is an essential, practical and easy-to-read book . It summarizes in simple and clear terms the main theoretical contributions on the subject of debt decision choices and effectively illustrates their main managerial implications. Moreover, it adds to the management knowledge by providing practical examples on how to implement an optimal capital structure, using real financial ...