[SIGCIS-Members] Introducing the IT History Society Honor Roll

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo bbatiz64 at googlemail.com
Wed May 26 02:17:37 PDT 2010

Dear all
A heads up to a forthcoming title in Routledge's International Studies in
Business History. Of course, I have a vested interest and would appreciate
any pre-order or actual order from your library.
(University of Leicester)

*Technological Innovation in Retail
International Historical PerspectivesEdited by *Bernado Batiz-Lazo*, *J.
Carles Maixé-Altés*, *Paul Thomes*

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This edited volume offers a new and original approach to the study of
technological change in retail finance. Documenting developments in the US
alongside case studies from  Mexico and Western Europe, Technological
Innovation in Retail Finance addresses the variety of financial institutions
that populated the markets for retail finance. It offers a massive research
base reflecting not only breadth of contributor interests, but also a unity
of purpose that comes from several workshops and comments on each other's

Technological innovation had a major role in the shaping and developing of
administrative procedures, routines, and capabilities in organizations
offering retail financial services. Indeed, with the exception of
contemporary case studies for the UK, the current ‘state of the art’ in the
study of the computerization of financial services from an historical
perspective is overwhelmingly focused on developments in the USA. This
volume overcomes the usual bias towards the so called ‘Atlantic continuity’
in the understanding of technological change related to applications of
information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) by offering a number of
sources of distinctiveness. It shows when and how technological change
altered the competitive intensity in the markets for retail finance.

October 2010 | Hardback: 978-0-415-88067-1

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