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Re-Shoring and Resilience in Italy during and after the Crisis  [PDF]
Talamo Giuseppina, Sabatino Michele
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.85081
Abstract: Since 1990s, companies have started to shift their productions to the low-cost countries and this strategy is commonly known as offshoring. However, over the past years, the evidence shows that offshoring strategies may not continue to be beneficial for the organization’s companies activities. Consequently during the recent years, companies have begun to pay more attention to unquantifiable factors, such as the supply chain issue and strategy factors rather than simply relying on and the lowest price that in turn can mean the highest risk and high total cost. Having considered the discrepancy between the initially estimates cost of offshoring and those of actually occurred, companies are coming back through re-shoring strategies. In this paper, an overview of the main literature has been conducted to provide a better understanding of the term re-shoring. In the first section, various definitions and explanation of the concept of re-shoring will be presented. After that, the main motivations behind the re-shoring are discussed. The second part relies on the concept of resilience. We analyze resilience as a resource and response to the recent economic and financial crisis. In particular, this paper analyzes the role of economic resilience of the territories belonging to companies that have adopted offshoring strategies in the past and whether this has contributed to repatriation phenomena. In this regard, with the aid of recent data, we intend to understand the behavior of companies that have carried out re-shoring actions and their links with the economic resilience of the Italian regions. We also present whether there is a relationship at regional level between companies that have made re-shoring choices and the degree of economic resilience of a regional area. Finally, the critical considerations will be presented.
Enhancement and knowledge
Cinzia Talamo
Techne : Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment , 2012,
Abstract: Many issues related to enhancement strategies emerge nowadays both from the scenario offered by public real estates and from the current processes of conveyance of public assets to local authorities. On one hand it is still difficult, from a strategic point of view, to approach in the medium-long term the chronic problems of the public estates due to deterioration, obsolescence and organizational inadequacy. On the other hand there is the risk that inadequate levels of knowledge lead on one side to a prevalence of the binomial enhancement-alienation and on the other side to a lack of full comprehension of the actual potentialities of the existing assets. In this direction it is possible to analyze the topic of enhancement through, among many, the key of knowledge during the lifecycle of a building.
Multiple myeloma presenting as CEA-producing rectal cancer
Giampaolo Talamo
Rare Tumors , 2010, DOI: 10.4081/rt.2010.e4
Abstract: We report the case of a 57-year old patient with multiple myeloma, characterized by extramedullary involvement of the rectum at presentation. Malignant plasma cells were found to produce carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a tumor antigen more commonly associated with rectal adenocarcinomas.
Dispositivi e critica letteraria Dispositivi e critica letteraria
Roberto Talamo
Enthymema , 2010, DOI: 10.6092/2037-2426/755
Abstract: Si affronta il concetto di dispositivo attraverso l’analisi della relazione con i suoi antecedenti nel pensiero foucaultiano: formazione discorsiva e positività . Definito il dispositivo come una ‘rete’ destinata a incrinarsi e superarsi, si chiarisce la teoria di questi punti di frattura attraverso le riflessioni sui tempi storici di Koselleck e Ric ur. L’iniziativa (o forza del presente ) che permette a un sistema di trasformarsi è individuata, nell’ambito della critica letteraria, in una complessa funzione-autore, luogo di congiunzione e conflitto di un’ontologia delle intenzioni e un’ontologia degli eventi. Utilizzando i concetti di dispositivo e di funzione-autore si rilegge una delle più grandi opere critiche del XX secolo: Mimesis di Erich Auerbach. The article deals with the concept of dispositif (device) through the analysis of the connection with its antecedents in Foucault’s thought: formation discursive (discursive formation) and positivité (positivity). If one defines the device as a whole destined to deteriorate and to surpass itself, the theory of these breaking points becomes clear through the observations about the historical times of Koselleck and Ric ur. The initiative (or strength of the present ) that allows a system to transform itself is identified, within literary criticism, in an articulate role of the author, conjunction and conflict point of an ontology of intentions and an ontology of events. Using these concepts we can read again one of the most important critical essays of the XXth century: Mimesis by Erich Auerbach.
Fiction e identità narrativa
Roberto Talamo
Enthymema , 2012, DOI: 10.6092/2037-2426/2214
Abstract: Nell’articolo si compie una ricognizione dei principali indirizzi di teoria del romanzo che leggono questo genere narrativo come forma della vita interiore svelata. Confrontando queste teorie con il concetto di “identità narrativa” sviluppato da Ric ur, si propone un’idea originale di analisi delle vite interiori narrate nella fiction, a partire dalla definizione auerbachiana di “realismo moderno” come tentativo di avvicinarsi alla realtà oggettiva tramite “molte impressioni soggettive avute da molte persone”.
Contribution of Radiocarbon Dating to the Chronology of Eneolithic in Campania (Italy)
I. Passariello, P. Talamo, A. D'Onofrio, P. Barta, C. Lubritto, F. Terrasi
Geochronometria , 2010, DOI: 10.2478/v10003-010-0008-2
Abstract: The paper presents new and important 14C data from eight Eneolithic sites in Campania measured at the Centre for Isotopic Research of Cultural and Environmental Heritage (CIRCE) AMS laboratory in Caserta (Italy). Twenty-four 14C determinations on bone and charcoal are used here for chronological reconstruction of human habitation and dating of some volcanic eruptions affecting the settlement activity. Our research has shed new light on absolute chronology of the whole Campanian Eneolithic, a period of profound cultural transformations triggered by introduction and use of metals, in particular copper.
Secure Messaging Implementation in OpenSC  [PDF]
Maurizio Talamo, Maulahikmah Galinium, Christian H. Schunck, Franco Arcieri
Journal of Information Security (JIS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jis.2012.34032
Abstract: Smartcards are used for a rapidly increasing number of applications including electronic identity, driving licenses, physical access, health care, digital signature, and electronic payments. The use of a specific smartcard in a \"closed\" environment generally provides a high level of security. In a closed environment no other smartcards are employed and the card use is restricted to the smartcard's own firmware, approved software applications, and approved card reader. However, the same level of security cannot be claimed for open environments where smartcards from different manufacturers might interact with various smartcard applications. The reason is that despite a number of existing standards and certification protocols like Common Criteria and CWA 14169, secure and convenient smartcard interoperability has remained a challenge. Ideally, just one middleware would handle the interactions between various software applications and different smartcards securely and seamlessly. In our ongoing research we investigate the underlying interoperability and security problems specifically for digital signature processes. An important part of such a middleware is a set of utilities and libraries that support cryptographic applications including authentication and digital signatures for a significant number of smartcards. The open-source project OpenSC provides such utilities and libraries. Here we identify some security lacks of OpenSC used as such a middleware. By implementing a secure messaging function in OpenSC 0.12.0 that protects the PIN and data exchange between the SC and the middleware, we address one important security weakness. This enables the integration of digital signature functionality into the OpenSC environment.
Is the drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) due to human herpesvirus 6 infection or to allergy-mediated viral reactivation? Report of a case and literature review
Ivan Gentile, Maria Talamo, Guglielmo Borgia
BMC Infectious Diseases , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-49
Abstract: We report the case of a 26-year old woman with fever, systemic maculopapular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatitis and eosinophilic leukocytosis. She had been treated with antibiotics that gave no benefit. She was taking escitalopram and lamotrigine for a bipolar disease 30 days before fever onset. Because the patient's general condition deteriorated, betamethasone and acyclovir were started. This treatment resulted in a mild improvement of symptoms. Steroids were rapidly tapered and this was followed with a relapse of fever and a worsening of laboratory parameters. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) DNA was positive as shown by PCR. Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DIHS) was diagnosed. Symptoms regressed on prednisone (at a dose of 50 mg/die) that was tapered very slowly. The patient recovered completely.The search for rare causes of fever led to complete resolution of a very difficult case. As DIHS is a rare disease the most relevant issue is to suspect and include it in differential diagnosis of fevers of unknown origin. Once diagnosed, the therapy is easy (steroidal administration) and often successful. However our case strongly confirms that attention should be paid on the steroidal tapering that should be very slow to avoid a relapse.Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DIHS) is a life-threatening systemic reaction characterized by rash, fever, hepatitis, lymphadenopathy and leukocytosis with eosinophilia. It is triggered by a drug (usually an antiepileptic drug) started 3 weeks-3 months before symptoms onset [1]. Several drugs have been associated with DIHS, namely, carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, lamotrigine, zonisamide, allopurinole, dapsone, minocycline, salazosulphapyridine. Abacavir and nevirapine have been associated with a DIHS caracterized by some peculiar symptoms [1].It is a rare event: the incidence ranges from 1.2 to 6 per million person-years. Between 1:1000 to 1:10000 patients treated with phenytoin develop DIHS.It is even rarer in lamotr
Prozone effect of serum IgE levels in a case of plasma cell leukemia
Giampaolo Talamo, William Castellani, Nathan G Dolloff
Journal of Hematology & Oncology , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1756-8722-3-32
Abstract: IgE myeloma is a very rare subtype of MM, and it represents < 0.01% of all plasma cell dyscrasias [1]. Since the first case was described in 1967 [2], approximately 47 cases of IgE MM have been reported in the literature [3-6]. IgE antibodies are named from the ragweed E antigen, which was used for their isolation, and they are involved in allergic responses, atopic conditions, helminthic and respiratory infections, and chronic inflammatory diseases [7]. It is important to note that commonly available serum immunofixation (IFE) testing screens only for monoclonal IgG, IgM, and IgA chains. Therefore, IFE specific for IgD and IgE should be requested when these rare subtypes are suspected (e.g., when a monoclonal protein has been detected by SPEP, but routine IFE is negative). The clinical manifestations of IgE MM are similar to those seen in other MM subtypes, but some experts consider IgE MM an aggressive disease, associated with a significantly higher rate of plasma cell leukemia [8,9]. Other data do not support the aggressive nature of this subtype of MM. A review of the first 19 reported cases of IgE MM showed no difference in the incidence of extramedullary plasma cell infiltration compared with other subtypes of the disease [10].We describe a case of IgE-kappa MM and secondary PCL with falsely normal serum levels of IgE due to the prozone effect.A 53 year-old Caucasian man with unremarkable past medical history was diagnosed with MM in November of 2006. He presented with back pain, and MRI of the spine revealed multiple compression fractures. Skeletal survey was negative for lytic lesions. Bone marrow aspirate revealed 75% kappa-restricted atypical plasma cells, establishing the diagnosis of MM. Cytogenetic analysis was normal, and the translocation t(11;14) was the only abnormality detected by the MM FISH panel. IFE was positive for monoclonal IgE-kappa proteins, IgE level was 5,300,000 IU/mL, serum free kappa was normal, and Bence-Jones proteinuria was absent.
Advanced Computational Models for Accelerator-Driven Systems
Alberto Talamo,Piero Ravetto,Waclaw Gudowski
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/376164
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