Diversification Strategies and Performance in the Italian Banking System

  • Paola Brighi
  • Valeria Venturelli
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


This chapter addresses the subject of diversification in the Italian banking sector. The Italian banking system represents an ideal experimental setting since it is characterized by a heterogeneous range of banks. The processes of deregulation, innovation and consolidation during the 1990s prompted a new competitive contest within the banking system, which forced new managerial strategies to emerge from attempts to find new opportunities in terms of increased profits.


Total Asset Credit Union International Financial Reporting Standard Small Bank Herfindahl Hirschman Index 
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