Carmine Bianchi

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Carmine Bianchi is Full Professor of Business Management at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Palermo. He is director of the Masters course on: ‘‘Managing Business Growth through System Dynamics & Accounting Models’’, and of the doctoral programme in Business Management. He is also the scientific co-ordinator of CUSA System Dynamics Group,(More)
This paper develops a comprehensive model of supply chain integration and uses it to analyze and assess the operational and financial effectiveness of different e-collaboration tools at various levels of supply chain integration. This model is also used to evaluate the importance of the sequence in which e-collaboration tools are adopted in supply chain(More)
E-commerce is often perceived as a powerful lever to foster SMEs growth. However, both the literature and empirical evidence have been showing the perils hidden in superficial decision making by SME entrepreneurs. A System Dynamics (SD) approach is used in this paper to demonstrate how managing strategic assets accumulation and depletion processes,(More)
The role of Performance Management (PM) systems has become crucial for steering Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to successfully compete during the ongoing critical economic transition. To improve decision-maker strategic learning processes, traditional PM frameworks need to be combined with System Dynamics (SD) modeling. This paper shows how to design and(More)
Increasing complexity and uncertainty of both business internal and external variables determines a growing need for prompt and accurate information. On this concern, in the last decade, there has been an increasing effort to provide public utilities with tools aimed to support decision makers in planning and control, by taking into account not only(More)
Sustainability is not just for Christmas... it’s for life. Sustainable solutions, whether sought in terms of business strategies, social policies, or the exploitation of natural resources have to serve organizations and communities in the long term, sometimes very long term, as well as the short term. Static analysis is unlikely to be able to evaluate(More)
Investigating the rise and fall of a business is commonly viewed as a matter of searching single causes to be linked with corresponding effects. Such an atomistic and static picture of the driving forces of business success and decline often produces a superficial understanding of observed phenomena. This might be the case of Casa Florio, a family company(More)
Italian New Public Management (NPM) has been mainly characterized by a political orientation toward power decentralization to local governments and privatization of public companies. Nowadays, local utilities in Italy are often run by joint stock companies controlled by public agencies such as Regional and Municipal Administrations. Due to this(More)
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