Contributions to Management Science

Board Governance in Bank Foundations

The Italian Experience

Authors: Leardini, Chiara, Rossi, Gina, Moggi, Sara

  • The book investigates a topic that has received little attention by the international literature
  • Numerous case studies facilitate the understanding
  • Presentation of some operational measures to achieve better efficiency in foundations​
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About this book

 Bank foundations serve an important purpose in the Italian nonprofit sector. This book presents the legal grounds, areas of intervention, and basic tools involved in the asset management and grant-making activities that such organizations undertake. A special emphasis focuses on the analyses of the organizational structure of bank foundations and the relevant aspects of governance, particularly with regard to the composition, roles, and responsibilities of bank foundation boards. The general reduction in the resources to which they have access requires a new strategy that clearly defines long-term goals and the necessary procedures to achieve them. The topic of strategic planning is therefore also central to this text, which examines its peculiarities, content and governing bodies. The analysis of some case studies provides a better understanding of the manner in which foundations interpret strategic planning and reveals strengths and weaknesses that demand careful attention.

About the authors

Chiara Leardini is an Associate Professor in Business Economics at the University of Verona, Italy. Her research interests are in the area of performance measurement and accountability in nonprofit organizations and public organization, accounting and governance in bank foundations, and accounting history.     

Gina Rossi is an Assistant Professor in Business Economics at the University of Udine, Italy. Her research covers different topics, such as accounting and financial reporting, accounting history, accounting and governance in bank foundations, social responsibility in the private, public and non-profit sector.

Sara Moggi is a Research Fellow in Business Administration at University of Verona (Italy). Her studies interest are in social and environmental reporting and the stakeholder theory analysis in nonprofit organizations and in the public sector.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Italian Bank Foundations and Governance

    Leardini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Outlining Italian Bank Foundations

    Leardini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Governance Roles and Responsibilities

    Leardini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 29-50

  • Composition of the Boards

    Leardini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Governance and Strategic Planning

    Leardini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41306-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41305-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51180-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Board Governance in Bank Foundations
Book Subtitle
The Italian Experience
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41306-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41306-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41305-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51180-0
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics