Board Governance in Bank Foundations

The Italian Experience

  • Chiara Leardini
  • Gina Rossi
  • Sara Moggi

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages 9-28
  4. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages 29-50
  5. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages 51-69
  6. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages 71-96
  7. Chiara Leardini, Gina Rossi, Sara Moggi
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 97-123

About this book


Bank foundations serve an important purpose in the Italian nonprofit sector. This book presents the legal grounds, areas of intervention, and basic tools involved in the asset management and grant-making activities that such organizations undertake. A special emphasis focuses on the analyses of the organizational structure of bank foundations and the relevant aspects of governance, particularly with regard to the composition, roles, and responsibilities of bank foundation boards. The general reduction in the resources to which they have access requires a new strategy that clearly defines long-term goals and the necessary procedures to achieve them. The topic of strategic planning is therefore also central to this text, which examines its peculiarities, content and governing bodies. The analysis of some case studies provides a better understanding of the manner in which foundations interpret strategic planning and reveals strengths and weaknesses that demand careful attention.


Board Governance Foundations Grant Making Activities Italian Bank Foundations Strategic Planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Chiara Leardini
    • 1
  • Gina Rossi
    • 2
  • Sara Moggi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.University of UdineUdineItaly
  3. 3.University of VeronaVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41305-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41306-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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