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Superstars and Pyramids: Two Complementary Explanations for Changes in Top Earnings

A. B. Atkinson

in The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532438
eISBN:
9780191714559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter considers the explanation of top earnings that has received much recent attention: the superstar theory. Here, trade and technology have a clear role in expanding the reach of the most ... More


Noise in Financial Markets

Alex Preda

in Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427348
eISBN:
9780226427515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427515.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 1 examines the development of retail trading from the 1960s until our days, paying special attention both to the technological developments that marked the transition to electronic trading in ... More


Equities and Exchanges, 1993–2006

Ranald C. Michie

in Banks, Exchanges, and Regulators: Global Financial Markets from the 1970s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199553730
eISBN:
9780191905445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553730.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Corporate Governance and Accountability

By the 1990s the pressures on traditional stock exchanges were so intense that inertia was no longer an option. These pressures included the globalization of investment, deregulation, dismantling of ... More


Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Although social scientists generally agree that technology plays a key role in the economy, economics and technology have yet to be brought together into a coherent framework that is both ... More


Rituals and Illusions of the Trading Screen

Alex Preda

in Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427348
eISBN:
9780226427515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427515.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the act of online trading itself—what it means, from the viewpoint of the trader, to use an online technology to conduct financial transactions. It analyzes what happens when ... More


Evolution of Chinese State Policies on Innovation

Yu Zhou and Xielin Liu

in China as an Innovation Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753568
eISBN:
9780191815096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753568.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, International Business

This chapter summarizes the evolution of the state policies in technological innovation in the last 60 years. Between 1950 and 1980s, China’s international isolation led to the techno-nationalistic ... More


Chinese Indigenous Innovation in the Car Sector: Being Integrated or Being the Integrator

Kaidong Feng

in China as an Innovation Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753568
eISBN:
9780191815096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753568.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, International Business

This chapter aims to explore the progress of indigenous innovation in Chinese car industry. The technological capability of Chinese local car-makers developed remarkably slowly in the 1980s–1990s, ... More


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