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Financialisation: in search of some much-needed coherence in its operationalisation and in future empirical research

23 May 2019, 10:00 - 17:45
FutureLearn, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP.

Mentions of financialisation have increased dramatically since 2008, within both the academic literatures and the mainstream press. However, what has been largely lacking to date is agreement as to what financialisation actually is, something to be addressed in this workshop, focusing largely on the non-financial corporation (NFC).

As discussion of financialisation has spread across many academic disciplines, this is reflected in our exciting line-up of speakers, below.  We welcome participants with interest in financialisation to join us.  To attend please register via Eventbrite. Look forward to seeing you there.

Provisional workshop agenda:

9.30am - 10.00am    
Tea/coffee available

10.00am -10.15am        
Introduction to the workshop and its structure: Pauline Gleadle and Stuart Parris

10.15am -11.00am        
Opening thoughts: current trends in financialisation research; discussion of the aims of ‘The International Handbook on Financialisation’ (upcoming), Routledge and their current research projects.   Natascha van der Zwan and Philip Mader

11.00am -11.40am        
Financialisation and value creation

Michael Pryke* and John Allen (2018) ‘Financialising Urban Water Infrastructure: Extracting Local Value, Distributing Value Globally.’

11.40 am -11.55am        
Tea/coffee available

Financialisation and value creation (continued)

11.55am -12.30pm        
Philipp Kern* and Howard Gospel ‘The effects of strategy and institutions on value creation and appropriation among stakeholders: a longitudinal study of three national telecom companies.’

12.30pm -1.00pm          
Philipp Kern and Gerhard Schnyder* ‘Corporate Networks in Post-War Britain: Do Finance-Industry Relationships Matter for Corporate Borrowing?’

1.00pm - 1.30pm            
Lunch

1.30pm - 2.00pm             
Daniele Tori and Ozlem Onaran, (2018) ‘Financialisation, financial development and investment. Evidence from European non-financial corporations.’

2.00pm - 2.30pm            
Hanna Szymborska*‘Wealth structures and income distribution of US households before and after the Great Recession’ (including discussion of foreseeable issues in operationalising and interpreting financialisation and the accompanying income and wealth inequalities cross-nationally).

2.30pm - 3.00pm            
Pauline Gleadle and Stuart Parris* ‘The Financialisation of the non-financial corporation (NFC): the need for a tighter definition?’

3.00pm - 3.15pm            
Tea/coffee available

3.15pm - 3.45pm           
Erdem Sakinc: ongoing research into CEO pay in Europe + a bibliometric study of the financialisation literature.

3.45pm - 4.15pm            
Natascha van der Zwan, Philip Mader and Erdem Sakinc: reflections on where we started from at the start of this workshop compared to where we have finished. Suggestions for further research.

4.15pm - 4.20pm            
Pauline Gleadle and Stuart Parris: request for feedback on today and plans for the future including an Open University IKD workshop on financialisation in 2019/2020.

(* = presenter of the relevant paper where more than one author given).

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