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Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Insurance Industry

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165876
eISBN:
9780199789689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the history of how the insurance industry has evolved since the 1950s, and what information technology applications it embraced. It then describes the extent of the use of IT ... More


Microinsurance: The Next Revolution?

Jonathan Morduch

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay focuses on the design of insurance products for poor customers. Several promising innovations are described: credit life insurance, health insurance partnerships, and weather insurance. ... More


Human Values and the Market: The Case of Life Insurance and Death in Nineteenth-Century America

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter uses data on the diffusion of life insurance in nineteenth-century America as a testing ground to explore the larger theoretical problem of establishing monetary equivalences for sacred ... More


Supply of annuities

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter examines the supply of annuities, and discusses the regulatory framework. It discusses the market share of annuity business in the UK and the risk-management of annuity contracts by ... More


The Price and Value of Children: The Case of Children’s Insurance in the United States

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the development of children's insurance. It argues that the removal of children from the “cash nexus” at the turn of the past century was part of a cultural process of ... More


Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Based on an extensive ethnography of the emergence of commercial life insurance in China, this book examines how culture impacts economic practice. It details how a Chinese life insurance market is ... More


Annuity Markets

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Governments around the world are responding to the rising ratio of elderly-to-young persons (‘The Pensions Crisis’) by shifting their pension policies away from pay-as-you-go systems towards ... More


Buying Life Insurance: Multiple Motives but Consistent Preferences

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asks what makes people in China buy life insurance, what kinds of products they buy, and why. Through studying the intentions and interpretations of their choices, it aims to explain the ... More


India: From a Colonial Outpost to a Leading Market

G. Balachandran

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Indian insurance industry. India is considered to be one of the pioneers for the introduction of ‘market insurance’ in Asia. Already in the 1790s British ... More


Introduction

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The life insurance business has been growing rapidly in China in recent years, despite complaints by insurance sales agents about the local public’s resistance to discussing death or misfortune. This ... More


Canada: Taking Life Insurance Abroad

James Darroch and Matthias Kipping

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of Canadian insurance since its origins in the seventeenth century, focusing in particular on the time period after Confederation in 1867, when several British ... More


Russia: Early Expansion, State Involvement, and Re-Emergence of the Insurance Industry

Yury A. Petrov

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Russian insurance industry. The pioneers of insurance in Russia were the Dutch, who during the reign of Peter the Great (1682–1725) became the major agents of ... More


Europe: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter presents an overview of the history of modern insurance in Europe. The actual birth of modern insurance can be dated back to the middle of the eighteenth century when industrialization ... More


Making Transactions: Selling Strategies and Sales Discourses

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the dynamics of market exchange. Chapter 4 addresses how sales agents prompt people to buy life insurance. It narrates and explains the strategies, the dramaturgical ... More


Life Insurance: Nationwide Financial Services, Meiji Seimei

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Not only did larger wealth and longer lives make the life insurance industry focus more on life instead of death, these elements, along with deregulation, have led to the development of new products, ... More


Germany: Insurance, Expansion, and Setbacks

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the German insurance industry. It was only in the mid-nineteenth century that a German insurance industry can properly be spoken of, one which demonstrated sound ... More


Changes and Innovations in the Market

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The shift of Hong Kong's economy from manufacturing to services started in the mid-1980s and continued apace into the 1990s. The impact on the insurance industry could not have been more direct. ... More


Argentina: The Changing Fortunes of the Argentinian Insurance Market

Yolanda Blasco and Rodrigo Rabetino

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0027
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Before the official declaration of an independent Argentine Republic on the 9 July 1816, the Kingdom of Spain had organized its territory in South America as a commercial monopoly, with the objective ... More


Are the Elderly Really Over-Annuitized?: New Evidence on Life Insurance and Bequests

Jeffrey R. Brown (ed.)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter reexamines the annuity offset model using more recent and better data than were available for the original empirical tests. The four empirical implications of the model tested are: that ... More


Psychological Barriers

Robert J. Shiller

in Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

One reaction to proposals for new markets is that the general public will not want to deal in them, because of some psychological inability to appreciate the benefits that the risk management may ... More


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