The Financial Services Industry: The Impact of Corporate Reorganization on Regoinal Economic Development

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Describes the geographical organization of financial services in Britain, and how that organization impacts regional development throughout the country, emphasizing the key role of large firms. Among the topics are financial liberalization and deregulation, the geography of employment change in the industry, corporate and personal financial markets, and insurance markets. Accessible to non-economists. No index. Acidic paper. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856284127
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Finance, State, Space: Financial Services and Regional Economic Development 12
3 The Methodology 37
4 The Slippery Slope of Financial Liberalisation and Deregulation: The Financial System at the Edge? 54
5 The Geography of Employment Change in the Financial Services Industry 1971-1989 81
6 Corporate Financial Markets: The Globalisation of Finance 110
7 Personal Financial Markets: The Banks and the Building Societies in the 1980s 165
8 The Risk Takers: Insurance Markets 220
9 Conclusions: Convergence of Markets... Divergence of Structures: Corporate Reorganisation and Urban and Regional Development 273
10 Recasting Regulation: The Policy Implications of Financial Deregulation 291
Appendices 300
Bibliography 314
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