About the Author
TOMMASO DEROSSI, Management Engineer, graduated with honours from the University of Bergamo. He worked as research assistant at the Italian Stock Exchange, Department of Economic Research, where he managed market statistics about tender offers, IPOs and equity offerings. He cooperated with Universoft as Corporate Finance analyst, participating in the valuation process of many Italian companies operating in the IT sector and supporting research about Corporate Governance issues in European listed companies. He is currently employed in the ICT division at Lombardini Holding, an Italian retailer, and is responsible for ICT projects concerning the finance & administration area.
MICHELE MEOLI (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Bergamo, Department of Economics and Technology Management. He has been Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Econometrics Analysis, Cass Business School of the City University of London. He has authored articles in a number of international journals, covering several research areas, such as corporate finance, corporate governance and financial econometrics. Since 2007, he has lectured Principles of Finance, Business Valuation, and Business Economics at the University of Bergamo.
SILVIO VISMARA (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Economics and Technology Management of the University of Bergamo. He has been research fellow at the Manchester Business School and has been visiting at the University of La Laguna, at the Cass Business School, and at the University of Florida. He has participated in numerous applied research projects, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Research, and other private and public institutions. He is author of articles in international journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Managerial Finance, and Annals of Finance. He is scientific consultant for the Italian Stock Exchange and founder of Universoft, a spin-off from the University of Bergamo.