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Financial Markets and Organizational Technologies
System Architectures, Practices and Risks in the Era of Deregulation
 
 
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16 Jul 2010
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The progressive financial deregulation, following the abolishment of the Bretton Woods System in the early 1970s, changed the use and the configuration of technologies in the organizational contexts of finance. Information systems and financial engineering have led to an unprecedented reinvention of the business of banking. Written by experts from the social studies of finance, information systems specialists, and historians and sociologists of technology, this book explains why the management and the regulation of financial organizations, especially in periods of crises with systemic consequences, requires an understanding of the complex techno-organizational landscapes which emerged from this evolution. It shows the interconnection between the difficulty of overcoming the financial and operational risks we are facing, and the global webs of organizational and technological complexity.


Description

The progressive financial deregulation, following the abolishment of the Bretton Woods System in the early 1970s, changed the use and the configuration of technologies in the organizational contexts of finance. Information systems and financial engineering have led to an unprecedented reinvention of the business of banking. Written by experts from the social studies of finance, information systems specialists, and historians and sociologists of technology, this book explains why the management and the regulation of financial organizations, especially in periods of crises with systemic consequences, requires an understanding of the complex techno-organizational landscapes which emerged from this evolution. It shows the interconnection between the difficulty of overcoming the financial and operational risks we are facing, and the global webs of organizational and technological complexity.


Contents


List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Financial Deregulation and Technological Change; A-A.Kyrtsis
The Eurodollar Revolution in Financial Technology: Deregulation, Innovation and Structural Change in Western Banking; S.Battilossi
Tensions between Economic Policies, Technology, and Banker's Professional Perceptions; J.Pixley
Opening the Black-Box of Global Finance; D.MacKenzie
Data Banking: Computing and Flexibility in Swiss Banks 1960-1990; D.Gugerli
Is the Future of ATM Past?; B.Bátiz-Lazo & C.Reese
Understanding the Characteristics of Techno-Innovation in an Era of Self-Regulated Financial Services; S.V.Scott
Organizational Diversity, Network Topologies and the Manageability of Banks; A-A.Kyrtsis
Author and Name Index
Subject Index


Authors

ALEXANDROS-ANDREAS KYRTSIS is Professor of Sociology at the University of Athens, Greece. Previously, he worked as an advisor for banks and IT-firms. His current research focuses on the analysis of the techno-organizational backstage of financial markets.