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What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Charles Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The “market” teaches us that it cannot be predicted or fully understood. It also teaches us the limitations of what we know and the inevitability of unexpected things happening. It not only reveals ... More


Stuff Happens!

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

Drawing heavily on market examples and transcendental/critical realism, this chapter switches the focus from knowing and ambiguities to unexpected happenings and contingencies, and from past to ... More


The Essentials of Acting Sensibly: An Overview

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter offers an overview of “acting sensibly” and its five basic components: 1) identifying and juggling objectives; 2) recognizing markers; 3) rules of thumb; 4) adjusting and correcting ... More


Monitoring and Utilizing Escape Routes

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

In many ways this chapter revisits Chapters 6 to 9 as it utilizes the various practices and skills of all four. As noted earlier, acting sensibly is primarily about “doing” rather than “thinking.” ... More


Learning to Act Sensibly by Engaging and Doing

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter explores some of the implicit suggestions that markets offer as to how we may better prepare ourselves and the next generation to acquire the skills and attitudes required to counter the ... More


Measuring social impact

Alex Nicholls, Jeremy Nicholls, and Rob Paton

in Social Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The chapter opens by providing a definition of ‘social impact’ and then sets out some of the current debates and issues concerning how to measure it. Next it highlights the distinctive features of ... More


Coping with Contingencies in Equity Option Markets: The “Rationality” of Pricing

Charles W. Smith

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on equity option pricing practices and how they are determined by particular coping mechanism used to manage distinct types of contingencies associated with equity option ... More


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