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In Digital We Trust: The Computerisation of Retail Finance in Western Europe and North America

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo

Bangor Business School

J. Carles Maixe-Altes

University of La Coruña

Paul Thomes

RWTH Aachen University

October 2010

This paper tells of the contents of a forthcoming volume, which offers a new and original approach to the study of technological change in retail finance. Most business history studies of businesses for the last 50 years note the emergence of computers and computer applications, but they do not analyze their role in shaping business practices and organizations. In this book we look directly at the processes of mechanisation and computerisation of retail financial services, throughout the 20th Century while articulating an international comparison. We bring together young, well established and independent historians, who come from different traditions (that is, economic, business, accounting, geography and political histories as well as historians of technology). Contributors look at stand alone and comparative case studies from different parts of the world (namely Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Mexico and the USA). The outcome is a rich survey of the broad literature examining different aspects of the technological and business histories of retail financial markets from a variety of perspectives.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: banking, computers

JEL Classification: N8, L63, N2

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Date posted: January 3, 2011  

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Batiz-Lazo, Bernardo and Maixe-Altes, J. Carles and Thomes, Paul, In Digital We Trust: The Computerisation of Retail Finance in Western Europe and North America (October 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1734010 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1734010

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Bernardo Batiz-Lazo (Contact Author)
Bangor Business School ( email )
Hen Goleg
College Road
Bangor, Wales LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
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HOME PAGE: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/business/staff/
J. Carles Maixe-Altes
University of La Coruña ( email )
Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales
Campus de Elviña, s/n
A Coruña, 15071
+34981167000 (Phone)
+34981167070 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.economicas.udc.es/ecoapli1/maixe-altes/pws/index.html
Paul Thomes
RWTH Aachen University ( email )
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen, 52056
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