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Spena T.R.,University of Naples Federico II | De Chiara A.,University of Naples "LOrientale"
International Journal of Technology Management | Year: 2012

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a dominant theme in business and literature. Many studies speak about corporate social innovation and considered companies facing with additional goals that are innovation and CSR. The research aim of this work starts to look at the relationship among CSR and innovation as a value-creating process which occur in a networks and relational context. Based on this we want to obtain insights about the role of network and the way in which stakeholders can be involved in corporate responsible innovation of products and processes. We chose a case study methodology and we selected three highly involved CSR and innovation firms. By studying the interactions between firms and stakeholders in CSR innovation processes we want to be able to highlight innovative patterns to management that it creates most opportunities for reaching additional goals of growth, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability of firm and its network. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

Abruzzese C.,University of Naples "LOrientale" | Aureli D.,University of Siena | Aureli D.,Paris West University Nanterre La Defense | Rocca R.,Paris West University Nanterre La Defense
Quaternary International | Year: 2016

In this research, still at a preliminary stage, we have studied the lithic assemblage of Cimitero di Atella site (Basilicata, Southern Italy) with a technological and techno-functional approach, never applied to this material before. Previously, lithic implements were principally classified with a typological methodological approach. This site was ascribed to the Lower Acheulean, even if large tools found in situ are very few and not properly bifacially worked. This new analysis allowed us to note the presence of technical recurrences both in production and tool formation. The results have been consequently compared with those concerning other similar and almost coeval sites, finding many analogies in production strategies, but also some differences mainly due to shape and quality of the raw material. We underline the great scientific potential of this site and the whole area of the Atella basin, which can surely be included in the large debate on the first peopling of Europe and the diffusion of the bifacial technology. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. Source

Picarelli E.,University of Naples "LOrientale"
Observatorio | Year: 2012

This essay addresses the relationship between subjectivation and communication, employing a stratified theoretical paradigm based on representational and affective analyses. Taking subjectivation in the Foucaultian sense, as a historical process embedded in a specific spatio-temporal and epistemological configuration, the essay argues that audiovisual communication acts as a dispositif of social positionality and perceptual mobilization. It also advances the theoretical proposal to study the dynamics of interaction and socialization, that increasingly take place through audiovisual technologies such as new media, against the background of the New Economy in order to highlight how social production is harnessed and exploited as market value. Copyright © 2012 (Fien Anna Adriaens). Source

Gallo M.,University of Naples "LOrientale"
Studies in Computational Intelligence | Year: 2013

For the exploratory analysis of three-way data, Parafac/Candecomp model (CP) is one of the most applied models to study three-way arrays when the data are approximately trilinear. It is a three-way generalization of PCA (Principal Component Analysis). CP model is a common name for low-rank decomposition of three-way arrays. In this approach, the three-dimensional data are decomposed into a series of factors, each relating to one of the three physical ways. When the data are particular ratios, as in the case of compositional data, this model should consider the special problems that compositional data pose. The principal aim of this paper is to describe how an analysis of compositional data by CP is possible and how the results should be interpreted. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. Source

Raccidi M.,University of Naples "LOrientale"
Quaternary International | Year: 2013

Wagons from Early Bronze Age northern Mesopotamia are the main subject of the present paper. We can reconstruct their morphology and (partially) their function on the basis of different documents: terracotta models, representations on glyptic and other kind of support, written sources.This study considers a range of computational approaches for modelling ancient tracks and pathways throughout the development of a GIS platform and recurring to a series of spatial statistics methods, with the main aim to investigate the movement, in particular that on wagons.The investigated area is part of the so called "Khabur Triangle", corresponding to modern north-eastern Syria. In particular this area is included between the wadi Jaghjagh (east) and the wadi Aweidj (west) and it comprises many important Early Bronze Age sites (such as Tell Brak, Tell Beydar, Tell Arbid, Tell Barri, Tell Chagar Bazar) with conspicuous documentations related to wagons (models, glyptic representations, written sources). © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. Source

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