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Addressing “Big Questions”

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek and Paul Spee.

in Making a Market for Acts of God

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 3522 words.

Chapter 7 offers a novel theoretical framework for understanding market-making, based on relationality, nested relationality, and relational presence. Relationality occurs between actors,...

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Adopt or Adapt

Kees Camfferman and Stephen A. Zeff.

in Aiming for Global Accounting Standards

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 17103 words.

Between 2005 to 2007, several important jurisdictions announced plans to adopt IFRSs or to converge national standards with IFRSs. Canada announced the adoption of IFRSs beginning in 2011....

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Aiming for Global Accounting Standards

Kees Camfferman and Stephen A. Zeff.

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 688 pages.

This book provides a historical study of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from 2001 to 2011. During this period, the IASB and its International Financial Reporting...

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Calculating the Unpredictable

Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler.

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 11651 words.

In this chapter, Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler analyse how, from the late nineteenth century, reinsurance played a unique role in the history of actuarial science by acting as a...

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Calculation at the Frontier

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek and Paul Spee.

in Making a Market for Acts of God

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 14490 words.

While financial markets are typically littered with statistical models, a large swathe of risk in reinsurance is considered un-modelable. Chapter 4 shows how these different types of risk...

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Concepts and Convergence

Kees Camfferman and Stephen A. Zeff.

in Aiming for Global Accounting Standards

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 36998 words.

Between 2005 and 2008, the IASB’s technical agenda was increasingly dominated by convergence with US GAAP. In order to facilitate the lifting of the 20-F reconciliation, the IASB and the...

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Conclusion

Mary A. O’Sullivan.

in Dividends of Development

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 3721 words.

The conclusion returns to the big questions that animate the book, drawing out what it tells about the timing, the operation, and the dynamics of the US securities markets. It argues that...

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Continuity and Change in Reinsurance 1990–2016

Roman Lechner, Niels Viggo Haueter and Lawrence Kenny.

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 9987 words.

This chapter provides a look at the main market changes in reinsurance which have come about from the 1990s, and how the reinsurance industry has shaped its current image. The 1990s saw a...

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The Cultural Context of Insurance in the West

Geoffrey Clark.

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 11288 words.

Geoffrey Clark’s chapter on the culture of insurance describes the changes that came about with the advent of modern insurance especially in Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth...

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Dividends of Development

Mary A. O’Sullivan.

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 416 pages.

This book, Dividends of Development: Securities Markets in the History of US Capitalism, 1866–1922, explains how securities markets became central to the institutional fabric of US...

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