The aim of this book is twofold: Firstly to focus on the development of new instruments and topics in the financial industry. Secondly to analyze the development of "old" themes applied to different international contexts, such as cross-border banking and the role of government financial resources in China. With these goals in mind, the book explores the investigation of new instruments for the financing of SMEs and new ventures, such as mini bonds and equity crowdfunding. Additionally, it covers the field of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility including financial inclusion, gender roles, disclosure, social media roles and litigation. The book also investigates the choices followed by the Royal Swedish Academy in the selection of Nobel laureates in economics science to analyze their influence on the financial industry. Geared to banking academics, researchers and students, this book uncovers the most prominent issues within the banking industry today.
Elisabetta Gualandri, MA in Financial Economics at the University College of North Wales, is a Full Professor of Banking and Finance in the Marco Biagi Department of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she is a member of the Center for Studies in Banking and Finance (CEFIN). She is also the Director of the European Association of University Teachers of Banking and Finance - Wolpertinger.
Valeria Venturelli is an Associate Professor of Banking and Finance in the Marco Biagi Department of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she teaches Financial Markets and Institutions at both undergraduate and graduate level. She graduated in Economics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and received a PhD in Financial Markets and Institutions from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy.
Alex Sclip is a Post-doc researcher in the Marco Biagi Department of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He earned his PhD in Banking and Finance at the University of Udine, Italy. His research interests are focused on risk management in banking and insurance companies, bank capital structure and financial regulation.