Finance: The Discreet Regulator: How Financial Activities Shape and Transform the World

Hardcover | September 14, 2012

EditorI. Huault, C. Richard

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The financial sector is the talk of the global village. This book highlights that, before asserting that the institutions of the financial sector deserve to be regulated, one should consider that these very institutions are themselves the discreet regulators of the markets where their activity takes place.

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The financial sector is the talk of the global village. This book highlights that, before asserting that the institutions of the financial sector deserve to be regulated, one should consider that these very institutions are themselves the discreet regulators of the markets where their activity takes place.

ISABELLE HUAULT is a professor of Organization Studies at Paris Dauphine University, France. She is Head of the DRM Management Research Center (UMR CNRS 7088). Her research interests lie in the Sociology of Financial Markets, Neo-institutionalism and Critical Studies with a focus on the Social Construction of Markets and Organizations...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:September 14, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023035579X

ISBN - 13:9780230355798

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Foreword; M.PowerIntroduction: Finance: The Discreet Regulator; I.Huault, E.Lazega & C.RichardPART I: POLYMORPHIC ACTORS AS NETWORKS OF INFLUENCEFinancialization through Hybridization: the Subtle Power of Financial Controlling; J.Morales & A.PezetHow Big Four audit firms control standard setting in accounting and auditing; C.RamirezAmbivalence and ambiguity: The interpretative role of compliance officers; M.LengletMaintaining the regulative order in the credit rating agency industry; B.TaupinPART II: MARKETS AND STATES: FORMS OF JOINT REGULATIONBanks as Masters of Debt, Cost Calculators, and Risk-sharing Mediators: A Discreet Regulatory Role in the Case of French Public-Private Partnerships; E.Penalva-Icher, C.Richard, A.Jeny-Cazavan & E.LazegaMarket Information as a Public Good. The Political Economy of the Revision of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); P.Lagneau-Ymonet & A.RivaFinance in Public Service: Discreet Joint Regulation and Institutional Capture at the Commercial Court of Paris; E.Lazega & L.MounierPART III: THE PROCESS OF RULES' PRODUCTIONHow finance regulates trade union involvement in French SRI; E.Penalva-IcherConstructing the Market for Credit Derivatives. How Major Investment Banks Handle Ambiguities; I.Huault & H.Rainelli-WeissLegitimizing an Ambiguous Financial Innovation: the case of Exchange Traded Funds in France; L.Deville & M.Oubenal