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Information and Organization: A New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm

Mark Casson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297802
eISBN:
9780191596063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297807.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Offers a vision of the economy as a system of structured information flow. The structuring is effected by institutions, and in particular, by firms, which specialize in processing the information ... More


Political Structuring in Loosely Bounded Territories: Territorial and Corporate Structures

Stefano Bartolini

in Restructuring Europe: Centre Formation, System Building, and Political Structuring between the Nation State and the European Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286430
eISBN:
9780191603242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286434.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Any configuration of boundaries is relevant for the level and type of confinement of actors and resources within the new system. Chapters Five and Six analyse the implications of the EU boundary ... More


Organized Interests as Intermediaries

Jeremy Richardson

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Not only have interest groups played a key role in representation and legitimization but have also begun to displace political parties as intermediaries between governing elites and governed peoples. ... More


Mediating Between the Powerless and the Powerful

Gianfranco Pasquino

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Because the powerless at least own their vote, their needs are more likely to be met by political parties than interest groups. Pluralist and neo‐corporatist theories do not provide satisfactory ... More


Repersonalizing Data in the Banking Industry

Andreas Credé

in Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296553
eISBN:
9780191685231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

Although the banking sector is very labour-intensive, banks have invested large amounts on both computer hardware and software. Savings intermediation — the process where individuals entrust their ... More


Sudden Stops, the Real Exchange Rate, and Fiscal Sustainability: Argentina's Lessons

Guillermo A. Calvo, Alejandro Izquierdo, and Ernesto Talvi

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Argentina’s vulnerability to Sudden Stops in capital flows provides an alternative explanation for the fall of Argentina’s Convertibility Program. Sudden Stops are typically accompanied by a ... More


Financial Intermediation

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter deals with the mobility of capital. Romans made many investments in agriculture, cities, and roads, all of which are capital. They accumulated the needed capital with the help of Roman ... More


Why is there Not More Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries?

Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Certain factors can slow down financial integration in developing countries. These include problems of information asymmetry, lack of intermediary capital, and crowding-out. Individuals already ... More


Holland's Pyramid of Credit

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Holland's “common means” became the chief revenue of the confederate provinces, the Lords States managed to fend off efforts, by Orange and then by Leicester, to impose centralized control on ... More


Foundations

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the growth of British merchants in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They were widely spread around the ports and entrepôts of the developing world by 1870. They reduced ... More


The Nature of the Firm

Mark Casson

in Information and Organization: A New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297802
eISBN:
9780191596063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297807.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Information processing is specialized in particular types of institution. The firm is a specialized information processor. Firms are created on the initiative of entrepreneurs, who establish them as ... More


Debt

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This section offers an essential background for the analysis of the rest of the book. It outlines the nature of the debt contract; aspects of the economics of debt; theories of credit rationing and ... More


Global Philanthropy and Global Governance: The Problematic Moral Legitimacy of the Relationship between Global Civil Society and the United Nations

Kenneth Anderson

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the history of NGOs beginning in the late 1980s through 9/11 and the Iraq war. Thematically, this historical account highlights the relationship many NGOs enjoyed with the United ... More


The Structure and Regulation of Financial Markets

Peter D. Spencer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198776093
eISBN:
9780191695384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198776093.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economics, banking, and finance, this is a core textbook for the financial markets, institutions, and regulation option of courses in ... More


Introduction

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Studies of modern banking systems focus on two issues: the efficiency of banks as intermediaries and the connection between financial intermediation and economic growth. Earlier banking systems ... More


Banking Theory and Banking Practice in Antebellum America

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern theories of financial intermediation begin from the premise that small, young firms, due to information asymmetries, will not have access to arm's length markets in bonds and commercial paper. ... More


What Constitutes a Financial System in General and the German Financial System in Particular?

Reinhard H. Schmidt and Marcel Tyrell

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This is one of the two introductory chapters of the book. It first discusses what the term ‘financial system’ means and why the financial system of a country is important and for what it might be ... More


German Banks and Banking Structure

Andreas Hackethal

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Examines past and present structural features of the German banking industry. It shows empirically that – whilst conventional commercial banking is clearly in decline in the United States – the ... More


Reframing Finance: New Models of Long-Term Investment Management

Ashby Monk, Rajiv Sharma, and Duncan L. Sinclair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601789
eISBN:
9781503602755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601789.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The role of financial intermediaries has come under close scrutiny in recent times as many of the practices of these service firms have been exposed for their opaque, rent-seeking and dishonest ... More


Universal banks, specialized banks and the regulation of financial services

Jordi Canals

in Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775065
eISBN:
9780191695353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775065.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter discusses the challenges that the financial regulators of industrial nations now face as a result of financial innovation and changes in the strategy of financial intermediaries. ... More


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