Giovanni Mastroleo

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The new impulse from European Commission's “Beyond GDP” and the Stiglitz, Sen and Fitoussi's report renewed the necessity to define new indicators of well-being that go beyond GDP, and increased the need of measuring complex dimensions of living not measurable with classical techniques. Concepts as quality of life, child well being, health are(More)
Business economics does not provide any methodology for appraising strategic investments, relying on informal approaches. Conversely, financial economics offers us plenty of sophisticated mathematical models unsuitable for applications and based on unrealistic assumptions. This paper presents an example of how strategic investments may be handled with a(More)
This paper presents an expert system aimed at evaluating firms and business units. It makes us of fuzzy logic and integrates financial, strategic, managerial aspects, processing both quantitative and qualitative information. Twenty-nine value drivers are explicitly taken into account and combined together via " if-then " rules to produce an output. The(More)
—This paper uses a Fuzzy Expert System (FES) in order to evaluate firms in terms of Gender Equity (GE). The scope for using FES is connected not only to the multidimensional nature of GE and to the need of providing a synthetic indicator of firm's GE without losing the its complexity, but even with the composite group of experts involved. The presence of(More)
– This paper presents the development of two of the eight indicators to evaluate the Country Wellbeing. We start from the Stiglitz document (2009) that for the first time puts a fixed point on what are the indicators that, aggregated, produces a multidimensional description of wellbeing that goes beyond GDP. Following the document indications, we present a(More)
In this paper we present a real-life application of a fuzzy expert system aimed at rating and ranking firms. Unlike standard DCF models, it integrates financial, strategic and business determinants and processes both quantitative and qualitative variables. Twenty-one value drivers are defined, concerning the target firm (strategic assets in place and(More)
Building on Istat [5], Brusco and Paba [4] developed a mathematical algorithm which tries to identify the number and the importance of Italian industrial districts. Unfortunately, this algorithm is too rigid and it rules out some important small-firm, specialized local industries. To solve this problem, we propose a Fuzzy System. We obtain two main results.(More)