Social Indicators Research

, Volume 146, Issue 1–2, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Socio-Economic Indicators for Performance Evaluation and Quality Assessment: Statistical Methods and Applications

  • Matilde Bini
  • Maurizio Carpita
  • Donato Posa
  • Pasquale SarnacchiaroEmail author
Original Research

The Topic

This Special Issue has drawn inspiration from the Conference “Innovation & Society 2017—Statistical Methods for Evaluation and Quality” (IES2017), held at the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) September 6–7, 2017. The IES2017 Conference was the 8th Scientific Meeting of the “Statistics for the Evaluation and Quality of Services Group of the Italian Statistical Society—(SVQS)”. It has been organized to offer an overview of statistical approaches and methodologies on evaluation of services and to contribute to the discussion on services’ innovation evaluation, focusing on various of economic and social policies actors. To make it as useful and constructive as possible, the Conference IES2017 was open to the participation of scholars from several disciplines, experts, development policies managers dealing with the relationships among evaluation, innovation and society.

The 23 articles of this Special Issue, selected after double-blind peer reviews, concern studies with...



At the end of our work, we would like to thank the authors for submitting their articles and especially the reviewers who made this Special Issue possible with their careful reviews. Many thanks to the Springer Journals Editorial Office, in particular to Ganesh Jagadeesan, for the assistance and professional competence in preparing this Special Issue devoted to the Conference IES2017.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human SciencesEuropean University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze dell’EconomiaUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly
  4. 4.Department of Law and EconomicsUniversity Unitelma SapienzaRomeItaly

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