Mariantonietta Fiore

Mariantonietta Fiore
Università degli studi di Foggia | UNIFG · Department of Economics

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The article analyses the problems of food waste and responsible consumption that include taking into account environmental-social-health and economic impacts of products and services. The study raises the research question related to whether people consume food responsibly. Analysis of research literature sources, systematization, synthesis, genera...
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BCT originally designed for crypto-currency has found great response in many other areas. The aim of the paper is summarizing the needs of BCT adoption in the supply chain; the benefits that it can bring to the agricultural sector; the difficulties and future prospective associated with BCT deployment. To achieve the research purpose, the article...
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Food, agriculture, and labeling, affecting the environment are well connected concepts, the balance between them being determined not only by pedological and climatic factors or the development level of agricultural techniques, but also by national governments and international organizations’ food processing, trade policies and regulations. In this...
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In the age of COVID, the regaining of economies appears mostly imperative, and rural areas could play a crucial role in this framework. The question of inhabitants’ dispersion and low density, and the exodus of rural people to bigger urban centers have determined an adverse effect on rural development. Rural isolation rises to be a higher order goo...
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In this part of the book sustainable consumption changes during a crisis are addressed. For solving responsible consumption behaviour changes in crises problematic question was created: how have consumers’ responsible consumption habits changed in Lithuania and some European countries during the pandemic? Used methods are analysis of research liter...
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This paper contributes to the existing literature on geographical indications and, in particular, on the economic analysis of vegetables bearing a Protected Geographical Indication label. This study deals with the niche topic of methodologies that may be used to select ideal foreign markets for the Radicchio Rosso di Treviso. The aim is to suggest...
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The wine sector is one of the most ‘amazing’ and significant agri-food sectors worldwide since ancient times, considering revenue or employment as well as health aspects. This article aims to describe the impact of the implementation of blockchain technology (BCT) in the wine supply chain. After the literature review, the study is based on Agent Ba...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of consumer altruism and other socio-cultural factors in predicting how much attention consumers pay to seafood eco-labels. Design/methodology/approach The empirical investigation was carried out by administering an online questionnaire to a sample of Italian and Spanish people from Dec...
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European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy draws new shapes of economy in order to protect the environment and reduce marine pollution, GHGs and countries’ dependence on imported fossil fuels. The core of EU Strategy is also to try to transform the way plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled in the EU. Italy is the firs...
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Purpose - The study proposes Material Flow Analysis (MFA) methodology as a tool to measure and qualify food waste in the Italian beef supply chain in each stage of the food supply chain, from farm to fork. In particular, the authors attempt to: (1) measure resources consumption and waste generation toward companies' and policymakers' sustainable ev...
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Since the beginning of the global 2020 economic crisis, the need to turn to sustainable economies has been arising in order to cope with the risks that derive from climate change. Consequently, undermining global financial stability. Therefore, there is a renewed interest in analysing the relation between growth cycle and green taxes. This article...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stress test for the agri-food system. While most research has analysed the impact of the pandemic on mainstream food systems, this article examines how alternative and local food systems (ALFS) in 13 countries responded in the first months of the crisis. Using primary and secondary data and combining the Multi...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants influencing the costs of cardiovascular disease in the regional health service in Italy's Apulia region from 2014 to 2016. Data for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and atrial fibrillation (AF) were collected from the hospital discharge registry. Genera...
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The pandemic COVID 19 has upset the economic, social, financial, and general behavioral systems. Global crisis has a large impact overall and related fallouts significantly affect existent structural paradigms in every country and region across the world. In particular, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic has led to having to rethink the way we produce...
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Purpose Etymologically, the word “loss” means to be deprived, temporarily or permanently, of use of faculty or an advantage. Therefore, when businesses and entrepreneurs suffer large amount of losses, they can be attributed to a non-effective and non-efficient way of handling assets. Consequently, high levels of bad management can be the cause for...
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The advent of the Internet has significantly changed consumption patterns and habits. Online grocery shopping is a way of purchasing food products using a web-based shopping service. The current COVID-19 pandemic is determining a rethinking of purchase choice elements and of consumers' behavior. This work aims to investigate which characteristics c...
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The development of agribusiness sector is given gradually increasing importance. This works aims at identifying the elements that create the successful ecosystem for agricultural development, their benefits and application in agri-food systems; additionally, to bring on a light of the role of agricultural policies in these processes. For this purpo...
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Social enterprise is a model of hybrid organization driven by the need to generate positive externalities by reinvesting their surplus for social and environmental objectives. One of the biggest problems arising from joining financial goals with social goals is the presence of increasing tensions between the members and stakeholders involved. Never...
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Purpose As nowadays the knowledge economy puts a strong emphasis on the universities’ role in the present economy, the recent challenge focuses on the interrelations between entrepreneurship culture and academic engagement. This study aims to investigate the new role that universities are assuming as entrepreneurial entities and gather information...
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Purpose Cooperatives play a dominant role in the European dairy sector. The aim of the study is to define a sustainable business model of dairy cooperatives and explore how stakeholders can contribute to innovation processes generated in this ecosystem. Design/methodology/approach Starting from theoretical assumption and investigation of three maj...
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This study analyses the impact of third-party voluntary certifications on the asset of wineries operating in the Southern Italian regions. The study carried out both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with data extracted from the AIDA Bureau van Dijk International Database (including performance indicators). The analysed sector belongs to 11....
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Food loss and waste remains a big academic and policy concern all over the world. Reduction of flw is one of the ways to enhance the food quality and security as well as environmental sustainability and economic wellbeing. The aim of the article is to tackle the issue of the flw and investigate the results that derive from worldwide implemented pro...
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The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index composed of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators. Currently, wine consumption is increasingly becoming significant both for reducing several diseases and for improving well-being and quality of life. The aim of this paper is to investigate spatial and temporal...
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The achievement of the objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has increasingly received attention and support from decision makers and research by scholars. The livestock sector has always been one of the major sources of GHG emissions, especially in developing countries that do not have green technologies to improve the management o...
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Purpose Wine, fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the main products of a healthy diet. The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the existence of an interesting and evocative bond among moderate intake of wine, health and well-being. Design/methodology/approach By means of a fuzzy cluster analysis, the authors try to investigate the existence...
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Nowadays a growing interest in how agritourism could be able to promote alternative nutrition stands out. The increase in the number of elderly has determined a desire for quality of life improvement; consequently, more attention has been paid to the role of food and their contents. A diet comprising Functional Foods could help not only to improve...
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The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a global voluntary initiative that aims at supporting sustainable development by creating a system of companies and stakeholders for knowledge and experience transfer. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports of Lithuanian and Italian academic institutions, which par...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate different profiles of honey consumers in Slovakia and Romania by using a segmentation approach, thus supporting honey producers from both countries and promoting the consumption of honey for both food and health benefits. Design/methodology/approach A paper and online survey was conducted in tw...
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Purpose – The aim of this study is to understand whether the companies most involved in communicating their responsible behaviour externally are those most active on the social media platform, with a philanthropic purpose rather than strictly aimed at economic aspects. Methodology – We firstly assess firms’ efforts on the SM platform using the mode...
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Modern consumers are increasingly asking for sustainability in food production. However, in real life, they may be skeptical about novel food technology and refuse to buy innovative products. Providing positive information about the innovations may reduce consumers’ skepticism and incentivize firms R&D activity. Accordingly, this paper aims to test...
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Transformation of the existing economy model to Circular Economy models cannot take place without changes and innovations in food chain. The paper aims to investigate process of realization of the Circular Economy paradigm in food chain in the EU, in some member states focusing on Poland. The traditional operations cycle at 5-stage approach was car...
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Hi, the paper is available here: http://repo.aki.gov.hu/3145/ (In Press) and will be available in volume 120 (1) of Studies in Agricultural Economics (aki.gov.hu/studies).
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Over the last decade, agri-food chain has been changing rapidly in order to cope and face new global challenges. The key problem of the research is to find the possibilities to increase modern agri-food chain flexibility and adaptability to the needs and the requirements of all the stakeholders within the chain steps. The aim of the research is to...
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Purpose. The main purpose of the research is to investigate the role of the marketing strategies and to verify if adopting a set of marketing strategies matching the company’s operation to can be a successful way to generate growth in sales and loyal customers for all sized businesses. Design/Method/Approach. This research consists of a systematic...
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The quality concept is a cross-cutting theme that received and is receiving particular and continuous attention in many disciplines. This chapter aims to analyze the quality concept at the light of new global challenges: health, ethics, safety, and emotions. It then analyzes quality concept and its perspectives, and the new consumer buzzwords in th...
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Purpose: Healthy and safety food issues are more and more the purchasing process core of conscious consumer. “Type 1” wheat flour means higher protein and ash content. This paper aims at investigating the attributes usually referred to the characteristics of wheat flour known to consumers and at implementing a predictive model of purchasing that al...
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The present work is aimed to analyse extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumers' preferences, identifying those attributes that more influence consumers' choices. In order to reach this goal, a conjoint analysis was implemented. Furthermore, the study evaluates the influence of standard and healthy characteristic on consumers preferences, such as the...
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Supply chain management can be considered as a mean to achieve higher levels of service and substantial savings in costs. Integrated management systems represent a crucial starting point and the backbone for reaching desired goals of competitiveness. The purpose of this paper is to analyse a 'new institutional' IT-based approach to the integrated m...
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This study aimed to investigate the dynamics of household food waste by analysing Italian consumer behaviour. Specifically, the study tried to find the determining factors of household food waste and the main consumer motivations that may lead to reduction of food waste. In order to reach this goal, an online survey was carried out through a web-ba...
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Providing programmes to modernize and to sustain both agricultural and non-agricultural activities in rural areas is the main aim deriving from EU and national policies. The Local Action Groups (LAGs) implement local development strategies processing the Measures of Local Development Programme (LDP) and managing financial funds for Firms Modernizat...
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Quality and environmental management systems have become prominent business strategic tools to address social and environmental problems. Several voluntary certification schemes have been developed in various economic sectors, as well as in the food one. Nevertheless, it remains unclear if a positive business profitability exists as a consequence o...
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Over the last years, research about sustainability has been interesting due to growing importance of green orientation in the consumer purchasing process. In particular, in the wine industry producers’ environment-friendly behaviour, in terms of organic winemaking, agricultural waste recovery, efficient water use, can represent a high-powered chanc...
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Purpose – Buying process directly from producers is an expanding trend in advanced economies; then direct sales can be considered a crucial driver in wine sector in order to cope with global challenges and achieve a competitive advantage. The purpose of this paper is to investigate if management aspects and marketing innovation propensity could hav...
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The aim of the paper is to verify whether web and social-media marketing’s actions increasing knowledge of the expectations of the end-consumer, the presence on social networks, the use of wine club and the societal marketing strategies affect product improvement. An exploratory survey is carried out in the wine sector in Apulia region (South Italy...
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Background: Market orientation plays a crucial role in reinforcing firm's competitive advantage; nevertheless, marketing myopia can negatively affect a clear perception of the market. Methods: An organization that defines itself by product rather than by market terms is probably affected by marketing myopia, a narrowness of mind towards any newn...
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Wine consumption has, over the years, assumed an important cultural and social value which might be considered ‘hedonistic’. The evocativeness of wines lies in its recalling its territory of origin, and this function emerges especially among consumers who tend to travel in wine-producing regions. The establishment of the Reg. (EC) No. 834/2007 comp...
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A huge amount of resources used in food production is lost or wasted globally and the same for the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production of food. A plethora of methodologies to assess economic, environmental and social impacts stands out. The aim of this paper is to analyze the social impacts of food losses along the food chain: the met...
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Food issues as increased prices and prices volatility, resources scarcity and climate change, are more and more emerging in today's fast moving global marketplace. In this scenario, understanding the dynamics of the agri-food chain is a crucial driver in order to tackle rapid and fast-spreading challenges related to the food products and their know...
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Parallel to an expanding volume of research on innovation, the academic debate on the subject is becoming everlasting. This research focuses on marketing innovation, conceptualising it as an incremental innovation in marketing that enhances the functional value to users. The paper analyses the determinants of innovative marketing behaviours in wine...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the agri-environmental sustainability whereas statistical improvements provide a considerable backbone for understanding the three E's balance rule, environment, equity, economy. Then, access data to key resources such as food and water are still not fully available and comparable between countries. This open...
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Sustainable development is characterized by interconnected social, economic, and ecological aspects and it is at the core value of the worldwide economy. A participatory and accountable framework is a prerequisite for inclusive and sustainable development; so power is redistributed, reducing uncertainty, inequality and promoting shared prosperity....
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Air pollution is today a serious problem, caused mainly by human activity. Classical methods are not considered able to efficiently model complex phenomena as meteorology and air pollution because, usually, they make approximations or too rigid schematisations. Our purpose is a more flexible architecture (artificial neural network model) to impleme...
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Policies to promote and encourage local foods may take many different shapes depending on both the specific targets and strategies. Some policies, especially at a local level, promote supply-chain vertical and horizontal integration as a comprehensive strategy which aims to help firms pursue several of the promoting policies. A business model that...
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Innovation is one of the key strategies proposed in the literature and economic policies as a crucial driver of the agro-food sector. Innovation, especially in the agricultural sector, is not manifested only as an adoption of new technologies, but also requires a balance between new practices, techniques and alternative ways to organize and manage...
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Within the reform of both 'CAP' and 'Europe 2020' programs, and in line with the Lisbon Strategy, the role of education, knowledge and human resources in the agribusiness becomes of primary importance for the development of agricultural sector and, more generally, of the territory. These changes require policy-makers to identify possible strategies...
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The purpose of this proposal is to explore a new concept of 'Metadistrict' to be applied in a region of Southern Italy – Apulia ‐ in order to analyze the impact that the activation of a special network between different sector chains and several integrated projects may have for revitalizing the local economy; an important role is assigned to the ne...
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The crisis in the agricultural sector in the last two years has highlighted the need to help business operators through actions that improve system efficiency and reduce costs, including through tax, financial and administrative concessions. Especially in more specialized areas, can be representative in this sense the experience of industrial distr...
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The bio-energy is rapidly increasing its relevance in the latest years: Governmental policies, private interests, sustainable development supporters and stakeholders in the environmental activism field, are all working to size the real value and opportunities offered by this market. Investments in bio-energies requires deep and accurate analysis to...
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The crisis in the agricultural sector in the last two years has highlighted the need to help business operators through actions that improve system efficiency and reduce costs, including through tax, financial and administrative concessions. Especially in more specialized areas, can be representative in this sense the experience of industrial distr...