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Cohen R.,LUM Jean Monnet University | Boast T.,U.S. Army
Transportation Research Record | Year: 2016

This paper addresses issues in the governance of the public-private partnership (PPP) with a review of a recent case: Metro Line M4 in Milan, Italy. The paper discusses how to optimize the use of public grants by channeling some into the equity of the concessionaire. This approach creates a truly public-private special purpose vehicle (SPV) (i.e., concessionaire) that leaves efficiency incentives to the private party but results in greater public control of funding contributions as well as project costs. The paper demonstrates how public-sector involvement in the concessionaire can reduce the information asymmetry between the public and private sectors during project bidding and negotiation: greater public control of a project's technical and financial information is a crucial factor in the reduction of project costs. Reduction in information asymmetry and the creation of a public-private SPV (concessionaire) establish a double layer of control over a project, which allows for a more efficient monitoring system during the construction and the operation of the project. The paper shows how the City of Milan developed and negotiated the Line M4 project and left little margin for increased costs, yet ensured an adequate return to the private party. This Milan experience provides lessons to improve effective project delivery in infrastructure development: the method used can create an efficient framework to reduce project costs and to discourage opportunistic behavior during project renegotiations. The potential applicability of the Line M4 governance structure to PPP projects elsewhere, including in the United States, is discussed. © 2016, National Research Council. All rights reserved.

Omazic M.A.,University of Zagreb | Calace D.,LUM Jean Monnet University
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development | Year: 2017

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments are becoming an integral part of contemporary business organisations. This change is the result of an evolving business paradigm that integrates economic performance, social accountability and environmental impact. Investors, customers, shareholders, local community and other key stakeholders are calling for more responsible ways of doing business, following a triple bottom line approach. Although important in shaping the meaning of sustainability at the business level, this topic is generally overlooked by scientific researchers. This paper is focused on understanding the cultural and professional profile of employees in companies' CSR departments and the perception of their work in various European companies. The aim of this paper is to shed light on the impact that different cultural and institutional frameworks may have on the professional profile of employees in companies' CSR departments, in particular by analysing what they perceive to be the main drivers of their strategies and actions. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Nord J.H.,Oklahoma State University | Riggio M.T.,LUM Jean Monnet University | Paliszkiewicz J.,Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Journal of Computer Information Systems | Year: 2017

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) provide global connections, communication, and empowerment. Empowerment drives social and economic development. This study, part of an ongoing global study, investigated the use of social technologies including the purposes used and benefits realized in Italy as a means of empowerment for women. Women throughout the world are faced with technological and economic challenges. Italian women are no exception. Women in the workplace were surveyed to determine how technologies are used for business purposes. The results are applicable to entrepreneurs and others in developed and developing countries. Through awareness, education, and the use of social technologies, gender income equality may be achieved as a result of social and economic development. © 2017 International Association for Computer Information Systems.

News Article | November 7, 2016

Orbex, an innovative leader in online forex trading, has announced a final agenda for its trader-focused Scientific Trading Seminars, which will be held on November 15-16 at LUM Jean Monnet University. LUM is one of the Italy’s leading financial universities when it comes to knowledge transfer between the academic and the business worlds. The event is designed to offer master’s degree students, traders and wider audience an interactive introduction to Forex industry through an engaging combination of educational activities and hands-on workshops, which will encourage fresh thinking and develop a strategic approach to investing. The highly-anticipated agenda concentrates on the major market mechanisms and overview of the current economic models while highlighting various practical aspects of trading. Renowned Forex educator, Kenny Simon, will present his unique self-developed “P.R.I.C.E.” trade plan and, as well, explore how geopolitical analysis can broaden horizons and enrich investment strategies. Prof. Adriano Carenza, LUM University, said: “The Seminars on geometric trading which we will host, represent an innovative experience for anyone who wants to learn and be informed about the world of online trading, technical analysis, and financial geopolitics. For the first time, academic world approaches financial brokerage not only to explain but also to unveil how things really function in a trading company. We strongly believe the relationship between the LUM University and Orbex will be long-lasting and beneficial for both parties to grow and expand.” The seminars will become a new addition to Orbex innovative educational program, which consists of a coherent set of projects, aiming to prepare traders for future market challenges. As a part of this program, Orbex actively promotes intellectual cooperations, and partnership with LUM underscores company’s ability to establish strong educational ties. “Since the launch of our partnership with LUM University, we’ve been looking to strengthen the exchange of competencies and experiences, so we could accumulate comprehensive knowledge for high-quality education. I’m very proud to see Orbex educational program participants achieving their goals,” comments Marios Panagi, Orbex Marketing Manager. The registration for the seminar is open and is available on Orbex website; participants can also register on the spot. Orbex is a global award-winning online forex broker, fully licensed and regulated (CySec, FCA, MiFID, BaFin) specializing in the provision of access to the world’s biggest and most liquid financial markets. Since its founding in 2009, Orbex aims to build the responsible development of the global online trading services market by empowering investors with smart online tools backed by customer service to help them focus on new market opportunities. Libera Università Mediterranea is an Italian private university founded in 1995, in Casamassima, Province of Bari. LUM University is known for its innovative approach to teaching and high academic standards.

Gojkovic-Bukvic N.,Viale Unita dItalia No | Gojkovic-Bukvic N.,LUM Jean Monnet University | Bukvic N.,University of Foggia
Journal of Environmental and Public Health | Year: 2012

Herein, we proposed planning of wide transdisciplinary actions, which bring a solution for economic activity such as transportation, strongly related to pollution output with possible repercussions on climate change and public health. To solve logistics problem by introduction of common intermodal policy, and creation of more friendly transport solution, it is possible to obtain sustainable development, climate change prevention, government policy, and regulation which are all related to human health and creation of health-supportive environment. This approach permits environmental and biological monitoring same as economic results measurement by key performance indicators. This approach implementing emerging scientific knowledge in environmental health science such as genetic epidemiology aimed at understanding how genomic variation impacts phenotypic expression and how genes interact with the environment at the population level with subsequent translation into practical information for clinicians as well as for public health policy creation. © 2012 Natasa Gojkovic-Bukvic and Nenad Bukvic.

Alicino F.,LUM Jean Monnet University
Rivista di Studi sulla Sostenibilita | Year: 2014

Food is not only a collection of products that can be used for statistical or nutritional studies. It is also a system of symbols and images, a protocol of usages, situations and behaviours. And this may also involve a belief in spiritual, invisible and transcendent entities. In brief, it can infer religion. Besides, food consumption cannot be seen as an isolated and innocent act. On the contrary, it is a part of the chains of interdependencies, which bind people together across the world, calling for a change in eating behaviours. To become more sustainable, the act of consuming food needs to be changed, in order to decrease diseases caused by food, eliminating the unreasonable-unfair exploitation and distributions of earth's natural resources. In order to understand if religion can be seen as a sustainable medium in alimentation, the Author will briefly evaluate some theological roots and religious practices associated with food. His attention is in particular focused on selected examples referring to main Abrahamic religious organizations, that is Catholicism and Islam. Then, he underlines the relationships and interconnections between religious rules and consumerism, the ways in which both are reacting to the problems related to food. In this sense, he tries to explore the interplay and intersections between religion and "consuming passions" in contemporary society. This analysis will lead to better understand how religious and secular values responses to above-mentioned problems, the ways in which both can contribute to a more sustainable-fairly food consumption. Copyright © FrancoAngeli.

de Leo F.,University of Salento | Miglietta P.P.,LUM Jean Monnet University | Pavlinovic S.,University of Split
Sustainability (Switzerland) | Year: 2014

The capacity of marine and coastal ecosystems to sustain seafood production and consumption is seldom accounted for and is not included in the signals that guide economic development. In this article we review estimates of marine and coastal areas aimed at sustaining catches for seafood consumption. The aim of this paper is the assessment of the interactions between the environment intended as a set of ecological subsystems in natural equilibrium including the marine ecosystem and the process of fisheries systems. In particular we analyze fisheries in Italy which is the third biggest economy and the greatest consumer of seafood in the Eurozone conducting an in-depth analysis of the Marine Ecological Footprint (MEF) that evaluates the marine ecosystem area exploited by human populations to supply seafood and other marine products and services. The positioning of Italian fisheries shows a level of sustainability next to the threshold value. The analysis in the present study highlights the importance of absolute indicators in providing rough estimates about human dependence on ecological systems and recognizes the importance of those indicators such as the Marine Footprint (expressed in % of Primary Production Required/Primary Production), in ensuring a high level of precision and accuracy in quantifying human activity impact on the environment. © 2014 by the authors.

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Nata nel 1995, lUniversit LUM Jean Monnet presenta un'organizzazione moderna, capace di tradurre in efficienza i principi che ne informano la stessa fondazione, e di strutturare e consolidare percorsi di contatto e scambio tra docenti e studenti, come tra mondo accademico e tessuto produttivo

LUM Jean Monnet University | Entity website

Nata nel 1995, lUniversit LUM Jean Monnet presenta un'organizzazione moderna, capace di tradurre in efficienza i principi che ne informano la stessa fondazione, e di strutturare e consolidare percorsi di contatto e scambio tra docenti e studenti, come tra mondo accademico e tessuto produttivo

LUM Jean Monnet University | Entity website

Nata nel 1995, lUniversit LUM Jean Monnet presenta un'organizzazione moderna, capace di tradurre in efficienza i principi che ne informano la stessa fondazione, e di strutturare e consolidare percorsi di contatto e scambio tra docenti e studenti, come tra mondo accademico e tessuto produttivo

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