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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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The Architecture of Illegal Markets

Edited by Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey.

August 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 336 pages.

From illegal drugs, stolen artwork, and forged trademarks, to fraud on financial markets—the phenomenon of illegality in market exchanges is pervasive. Illegal markets have great economic...

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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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Conclusions

Thomas Kalinowski.

in Why International Cooperation is Failing

September 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 7755 words.

This concluding chapter summarizes the findings of this book and revisits the six hypotheses introduced in Chapter 1, in the light of the empirical investigation. It then turns to a...

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Contested Illegality

Annette Hübschle.

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets

August 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 9138 words.

This chapter shows that the illegalization of an economic exchange is not a straightforward political decision with fixed goalposts, but a protracted process that may encounter unexpected...

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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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A Crooked Mirror

Vadim Radaev.

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets

August 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 8544 words.

The study examines the evolution of heterogeneous illegal markets, including markets for homemade alcohol, counterfeit alcohol, and illegally manufactured alcohol in Russia. A variety of...

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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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Epilogue

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. 5221 words.

This chapter reviews major developments between June 2011 and the middle of 2014. Because of the SEC’s silence on the use of IFRSs in the United States, the IASB had to find its position in...

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Evolution of the IASC into the IASB

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. 4732 words.

This chapter summarizes the history of the IASC from 1973 to 2000. Created at the initiative of accountancy bodies from several countries, the IASC achieved a modest acceptance of its basic...

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The Evolution of the Industry Structure

Robin Pearson.

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 11252 words.

Chapter 3 provides a historical overview of the reinsurance market and business development since its earliest days. It covers not only dedicated reinsurers but also other market...

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Finance-Led Capitalism in the US

Thomas Kalinowski.

in Why International Cooperation is Failing

September 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 19706 words.

This chapter on US finance-led capitalism is the first of the three chapters to investigate the domestic origins of international economic cooperation and conflicts. First it builds on the...

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Financial Instruments

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. 15223 words.

Accounting for financial instruments became a test-case for the adoption of IFRSs by the European Union. The standard IAS 39 had always been controversial. There was a widely held view that...

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The First Wave of Jurisdictional Adoptions of IFRSs

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. 19486 words.

The announcement by the European Union in 2000 of the required use of IFRSs in the consolidated financial statements of European listed companies, beginning in 2005, marked a turning point...

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