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    Towards a better understanding of family business groups from a cross-cultural perspective

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    Around the world, some of the largest firms in many countries are controlled by family business groups such as Fiat in Italy, Ford in the US, Hutchison Whampoa in Hong Kong, Samsung in South Korea and many others. Further, many family groups have a long history. Although family business groups are a significant and long standing phenomenon in most parts of the world, their resilience to globalization in their use of different governance structures and relational capabilities have received little attention from a cross-cultural perspective. Drawing on our previous work, the study provides a theoretical framework to classify family business groups’ key traits on the basis of their etic/emic distinction from a cross-cultural perspective

    Agronomic aspects of two Physalis species as a function of Nitrogen fertilization

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    The cultivation of small fruits has been increasing with good economic returns, and among these, the genus Physalis has been an important alternative source of income due to the high value and possibility of cultivation in small areas. However, there is not established fertilization for this crop and considering that nitrogen is one of the most limiting nutrients for the growth and development of plants, this study aimed to evaluate the agronomic aspects of two species of Physalis submitted to different N doses. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse in a completely randomized design, using two species (Physalis pubescens and P. peruviana) and five N doses (0, 200, 250, 300 and 350 kg ha-1), and seven replications. The plant height, dry mass of aerial part and roots, the number of branches, root length, yield and average fruit mass were evaluated. In these experimental conditions, it was observed that for P. peruviana the dose of 250 kg ha-1 N resulted in a greater yield of fruit per plant, as for P. pubescens the dose of 350 kg ha-1 N showed a more efficient performance.The cultivation of small fruits has been increasing with good economic returns, and among these, the genus Physalis has been an important alternative source of income due to the high value and possibility of cultivation in small areas. However, there is not established fertilization for this crop and considering that nitrogen is one of the most limiting nutrients for the growth and development of plants, this study aimed to evaluate the agronomic aspects of two species of Physalis submitted to different N doses. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse in a completely randomized design, using two species (Physalis pubescens and P. peruviana) and five N doses (0, 200, 250, 300 and 350 kg ha-1), and seven replications. The plant height, dry mass of aerial part and roots, the number of branches, root length, yield and average fruit mass were evaluated. In these experimental conditions, it was observed that for P. peruviana the dose of 250 kg ha-1 N resulted in a greater yield of fruit per plant, as for P. pubescens the dose of 350 kg ha-1 N showed a more efficient performance

    THE QUALITY OF WEB INVESTOR RELATIONS IN LISTED ITALIAN COMPANIES: MEMBERSHIP IN THE STAR SEGMENT – DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

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    The Internet has influenced corporate communication practices as concerns providing timely, comprehensive and accurate financial information. The paper investigates the quality of investor relation of listed Italian companies. In line with Borsa Italiana which defines STAR the companies with a strong vocation for communication, we aim to verify that such companies actually do communicate better than the others. In this perspective, we consider that the companies listed on the other MTA - Telematic Stock Market- segments of the Italian Stock Exchange, could align the quality of financial disclosure to that of STAR companies as a result of imitative strategies. Our main findings reveal that in the Italian market herding does not characterize the behavior of companies as regards Web Investor Relations (W.I.R.) practices and quality

    The Role of Web Investor Relations for Mitigating and Manage Stock Exchange Liquidity and Enterprise Risks

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    The main factor of success of risk management and thus for the company lies in the implementation of an efficient process of risk management based on a systems that optimize the information flow. The Investor Relations Manager plays a key role in the value creation process as a vehicle of information between company and the financial market. In this paper we build a model that helps to explain how the investor relations manager, primarily through internet and company web site, should increase liquidity, support enterprise risks management and thereby boosting value. The aims of this paper is to propose a web investor relations grading outline. In the first part of the article we underline that a growing part of enterprise value depends on investor relations activities. Than we implement a map of the relation between web investor relations - and communication- and different classes of business risk. Overall, our results aim to support the hypothesis that Web investor relations activities improve Stock exchange liquidity

    La quotazione in borsa delle PMI tra mito e realtĂ . Il caso del Mercato Alternativo del Capitale (MAC) di Borsa Italia S.p.A

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    After the analysis of some specific elements about SMEs development and growth and some stereotypes about financial problems of these organizations, the work has the aim of analysing some features of ‘Mercato Alternativo del Capitale’ (MAC), a stock market created by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and dedicated to SMEs listing. The research provides also a comparison among MAC, Expandi Market (Italian Stock Exchange) and Alternative Investment Market (London Stock Exchange), so as to verify the chances of MAC’s success

    The Impact of Internet and Globalization Process on Value Creation: an Integrated Perspective

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    Driven by factors like globalization, internet introduction, increased competition and declining customer loyalty the firms are facing a structural transformation. This paper represents a analysis of that aspects of globalization and internet that affects the process of value creation. This is done through the examination of two different model relative to considered concepts and trough a proposition of a dynamic integration of the same ones within the context of Mediterranean competition. The aim of this paper is to highlight the ties between internet, globalization and value creation, through the analysis of how this relations concretize itself in the dissimilar business area. A profile of South Mediterranean Country innovative competencies is developed through the “Italmed” case study. The paper argues that matching globalization and internet in a unique model, with the aim to explain the main theories or arguments of this dimensions and to map them with inter-relational perspective, characterizes the level of competitiveness and represent the basic premises of value creation
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