Co-Manufacturing and New Economic Paradigms

Co-Manufacturing and New Economic Paradigms

Giulio Focardi (Osun WES, Italy) and Lorenza Salati (Osun WES, Italy)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 217
ISBN13: 9781522570899|ISBN10: 1522570896|EISBN13: 9781522570905|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7089-9


Workspaces and their design have a vast impact on the comfort and productivity of employees. Therefore, the structure of a workspace can be used to determine the socio-economic characteristics and elements that will appear in the employees that utilize them.

Co-Manufacturing and New Economic Paradigms provides innovative insights into shared workspaces as independent socio-economic environments. The content within this publication explores the ideas of knowledge sharing, work culture, and economic planning. It is a vital reference source for entrepreneurs, business professionals, and researchers, and it covers topics centered on the importance of workspace design and organization.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Spaces
  • Community Economy
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Economic Planning
  • Governance
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Multi-Factory Model
  • Work Culture

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Giulio Focardi has a Masters Degree in Economic History and his main topics of interest as a researcher and professional are related to Community Economy, Collaborative Economy and Social Economy. He used to work as a consultant, mostly in the HR field and strategic development and multidimensional planning. He developed various mathematical models of social systems and is co-author of several books. His working method starts from the systemic analysis of situations, developing intervention models through a trace-back process, from the phenomenon to the causes. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Osun WES, a consulting firm specialized in developing companies as collaborative systems, and he is one of the initiators and president of the board of R84 Multifactory Mantova.
Lorenza Victoria Salati has a Masters Degree in Political Sciences (with focus on economic history and visual antropology) and a specialization at the School of Cinema and New Media of Mailand. She developed methods derived by visual anthropology as a support to the self-perception of singles as change makers. She used to be a documentary filmmaker to explore agricultural and ethnical issues in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Senegal). In the meanwhile, facing up to new communication needs emerged from the opportunities offered by the Web 3.0 she investigated new forms of expression and innovative methods of storytelling. She made many documentaries and is co-author of several books. She is the co-founder of the Italian firm Osun WES and is the co-owner of a German based company specialized in technological tools to support collaborative projects. She is one of the initiators and vice-president of R84 Multifactory Mantova.