Switch option: managing strategic investment in an uncertain world
It is widely accepted in literature that an increase in uncertainty should have an inhibiting effect on investment results. This paper shows that the concept of a negative 'uncertainty?investment' relationship is not always correct. In fact, the uncertainty can actually have a positive impact on inve...
A photovoltaic system in a residential building: Environmental and economic optimization analysis
The economic return of a photovoltaic (PV) system grid connected is the object of the present paper. In view of the current energy shortage, global economic growth and environmental pollution, the search for a substitute to replace fossil fuels has increased the importance of photovoltaic system as a...
A multi-objective optimization strategy for energy plants in Italy.
In recent years, Europe has promoted a series of waste regulations to achieve greater protection of the environment. This objective can be obtained by adopting an integrated management system for the reduction of waste production and developing systems for waste sorting, energy recovery and waste re...
Municipal waste management and energy recovery in an Italian region.
Diverting waste from landfill is one of the basic priorities on improving the use of resources and reducing the environmental impacts of waste management. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary to limit the amount of materials sent to final disposal and promote energy recovery. In Italy the u...
Translating the supply chain uncertainty into a firm new value
In recent years, the supply chain has attracted much attention from researchers because effective management of the supply chain enables a firm to gain a competitive advantage within the marketplace. Furthermore, the development of the new technologies has created increased complexity over the manage...
Risk management in a globalised cosmetic firm
The need of control and optimise the supply chain is now crucial for the firm operating in the actual economic environment. Some aspects such as globalisation, heavy dependence on transportation, communication infrastructures and lean manufacturing have led an increase in the vulnerability of supply...