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Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Helga Drummond

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Getting organizations going is one thing, stopping them is another. This book examines how and why organizations become trapped in disastrous decisions. The focal point is Project Taurus, an IT ... More


The World of Regulation

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses the role of regulation in corporate governance. The UK system has generally depended on a mixture of primary and secondary legislation with rules made by various non-statutory ... More


Exchanges

Ruben Lee

in Running the World's Markets: The Governance of Financial Infrastructure

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133539
eISBN:
9781400836970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133539.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter presents a series of case studies illustrating how specific exchanges have actually been governed in particular contexts. The following institutions and contexts are described in turn: ... More


From Conservatism to Revolution: British Stock Exchanges 1965–2005

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Britain is treated separately because it had a different institutional starting point in the securities sector, reformed earlier and then influenced the other three countries, and followed a specific ... More


The London Market for Sovereign Debt, 1870–1913 versus Today's Markets

Paolo Mauro, Nathan Sussman, and Yishay Yafeh

in Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870-1913 and Today

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199272693
eISBN:
9780191603488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272697.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the pre-World War I London market for sovereign bonds issued by emerging countries, and compares it with the corresponding market today. It shows that the London market was ... More


The British Political Tradition and EMU: Policy Legacies, Beliefs, and Co‐Ordination

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Few issues have caused as much domestic turbulence for so long in recent decades as those associated with Britain's role in the European integration process. EMU challenged traditional concerns of ... More


Governance: Case Studies

Ruben Lee

in What is an Exchange?: Automation, Management, and Regulation of Financial Markets

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297048
eISBN:
9780191685309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter presents five case studies of various situations in which the governance structure of different exchanges has been at issue. A summary of the transformation (‘companization’) of the ... More


Big Bang

Ranald C. Michie

in The London Stock Exchange: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242559
eISBN:
9780191596643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242550.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the lead up to the ‘Big Bang’ and its effects––the Big Bang refers to the abolition of fixed commissions and the single capacity on 27 October 1986, both of which had been at ... More


Black Hole

Ranald C. Michie

in The London Stock Exchange: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242559
eISBN:
9780191596643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242550.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The Big Bang described in the last chapter appeared to have answered the doubts over the future of the London Stock Exchange, but from the late 1980s onwards into the 1990s, it both waned in ... More


Bimetallic Exchange Rates: An Exploration

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 3 provides an analysis of international arbitrage focusing on the exchange market between Paris and London. Resting on a new methodology to study exchange rate relations, this chapter shows ... More


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