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Globalization and Sustainability - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Emerging Issues

Margherita Mori

University of L'Aquila

Prof. Margherita Mori is a prominent academic, affiliated with several scientific entities worldwide, and author of a long list of research-based publications in financial matters. She is also a member of the International Center of Informatics and Computer Science (ICICS), Kyiv, Ukraine (Committees “Business and Economics” and “Social Sciences and Humanities”), and the International Research Association of Modern Education and Computer Science (RAMECS), Hong Kong, China.

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Globalization Sustainability Glocalism Global Finance Global Issues Sustainable Development Sustainable Finance Sustainability Issues Economic Globalization Cultural Globalization Financial Inclusion Sustainable Growth

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The debate on globalization and sustainability issues has gained momentum in the last few years, thus shedding unprecedented light upon their interrelatedness, as well as their cross-cultural dimensions. They range from the trade-off between global and local aspects to the urban-rural polarization, from global health security to international migration flows, and from cultural globalization to glocalization of technocultures, just to mention a few topics in relation to globalization. Turning to sustainability, it comes naturally to evoke the 2030 Agenda as a strategic to-do list, which leads to focus on its Sustainable Development Goals and associated targets. The areas to be further explored include – but are not limited to – sustainable growth, tourism, and food systems.


Within this scenario, special attention needs to be devoted to financial implications, due to their pervasiveness. Nobody would question the key role that finance plays to complement the real sphere of the economy and that has increasingly attracted both academics and practitioners. As a result, traditional pillars – such as financial markets, products, and institutions – have evolved significantly, with financial innovation fueling further progress over time. The global side of the coin features – among others – financially connected markets, international financial exchanges, and financial conglomerates that provide valuable opportunities in terms of international corporate finance. On the other side, recent advances have involved a wider recourse to ESG factors, allowed forward steps towards a more inclusive financial system, and have made digital finance a must, rather than an option, even though much remains to be accomplished, for instance, to facilitate access to formal financial channels in many underdeveloped regions.


This book aims to examine emerging trends, new perspectives, and empirical applications that deal with globalization and sustainability. The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of these important concepts as valuable support to successfully meet the challenges and take on the opportunities ahead. At the same time, drawing upon empirical evidence can contribute to bridging the gap between theory and practice, which also fits within the scope of this book.

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Margherita Mori

University of L'Aquila

Margherita Mori is a full professor of Financial Markets and Institutions (1999-present) at the University of L’Aquila, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, as well as of Economics, Economy Area, Italy, where she has also been teaching Bank Management since 1994. On behalf of this University, she also acts as the scientific coordinator of the cooperative agreement with ASM Group of Institutes, Pune, India (since January 2020). Additionally, she has served as the scientific coordinator of the cooperative agreement between her University and S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro-Technical University in Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan (2013-2018), as Vice-Dean (2008-2012), and as Head of her Department (1999-2000). Previously, she’d been appointed as an associate professor at the University of Lecce, Italy (1992-1994) and as an assistant professor at the University of Cassino (FR), Italy (1988-1992). Currently, she is one of the Vice-Chairs of the International Research Association of Modern Education and Computer Science (RAMECS), Hong Kong, China, and a member of the Advisory Board, INCON (International Conference on Ongoing Research in Management and IT), Pune, India, as well as a member of the Committees “Business & Economics” and “Social Sciences & Humanities”, and International Center of Informatics and Computer Science (ICICS), Kiev, Ukraine. Prof. Mori has published many articles and books focused on financial matters (mostly in English) in the last few years, with special emphasis on innovative topics in banking and evolutionary trends in global finance, including sustainability issues. She has been involved in multi-faceted academic activities, including exchange/visiting programs and international research projects, in several countries (Albania, China, Finland, Greece, Kazakhstan, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the US). She is also one of the Editors-in-Chief of IJIEEB-International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business (Hong Kong, China), a member of the Scientific Council of the RARD-Review of Agriculture and Rural Development (Hungary), and a member of the Reviewers’ Board of the AJBE-Athens Journal of Business and Economics (Greece), along with acting as a referee for other scientific journals and publishers. Prof. Mori graduated cum laude in 1980 as “Dottore” in Economics and Commerce from the University of Rome (now “La Sapienza”), Italy, where she passed the qualifying examination as “Dottore Commercialista” (chartered accountant) in 1986. In the meantime, she had undertaken studies in Spain, Denmark, and Hungary (1980-1981, thanks to scholarships awarded through Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs), as well as in the USA, leading to her 2-yr MBA from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) in 1983 (thanks to generous grants provided by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, USA, and Ente Einaudi, now Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Italy). Additionally, she played operating roles in the insurance and banking industries at the headquarters of primary institutions (Sara Assicurazioni S.p.A. and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, now S.p.A. and part of BNP Paribas Group) in Rome, Italy (1984-1988).

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