Frontier Topics in Banking

Investigating New Trends and Recent Developments in the Financial Industry

  • Elisabetta Gualandri
  • Valeria Venturelli
  • Alex Sclip

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Overture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gianfranco Vento, Paola Vezzani
      Pages 3-41
  3. The Financing of SMEs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Alessandro Giovanni Grasso, Francesco Pattarin
      Pages 45-72
    3. Stefano Cosma, Alessandro Giovanni Grasso, Francesco Pagliacci, Alessia Pedrazzoli
      Pages 73-95
    4. Valeria Venturelli, Alessia Pedrazzoli, Elisabetta Gualandri
      Pages 97-115
  4. Banks and Their Customers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Mais Sha’ban, Claudia Girardone, Anna Sarkisyan
      Pages 119-136
    3. Caterina Lucarelli, Francesco James Mazzocchini
      Pages 137-164
    4. Vincenzo Farina, Giuseppe Galloppo, Daniele A. Previati
      Pages 189-221
  5. Regulation and Bank Management

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-373

About this book


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.    


Mini bond Crowdfunding SMEs financing SMEs and new ventures financing corporate social responsibility litigation financial inclusion cross-border banking financing of SMEs equity crowdfunding corporate governance corporate social responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta Gualandri
    • 1
  • Valeria Venturelli
    • 2
  • Alex Sclip
    • 3
  1. 1.Marco Biagi Department of EconomicsUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Marco Biagi Department of EconomicsUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  3. 3.Marco Biagi Department of EconomicsUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16294-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16295-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-336X
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3378
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking