The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance

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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the workings of financial institutions and financial markets beyond the discipline of economics, which has been accelerated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance brings together twenty-nine chapters, written by scholars of international repute from Europe, North America, and Asia, to provide comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics related to the role of finance in a globalized world, and its historical development. Topics include global institutions of modern finance, types of actors involved in financial transactions and supporting technologies, mortgage markets, rating agencies, and the role of financial economics. Particular attention is given to financial crises, which are discussed in a special section, as well as to alternative forms of finance, including Islamic finance and the rise of China. The Handbook will be an indispensable tool for academics, researchers, and students of contemporary finance and economic sociology, and will serve as a reference point for the expanding international community of scholars researching these areas from a broadly-defined sociological perspective.His dissertation explores how increased pressure from financial markets has reshaped the behavior of firms, focusing on workforce ... Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. ... been a research fellow and visiting professor at the Rand Corporation, Ecole Polytechnique, Social Science Research Centeranbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance
Author:Karin Knorr Cetina, Alex Preda
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2012-11-29


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