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Author Hearn, Jonathan, author.

Title Salvage ethnography in the financial sector : the path to economic crisis in Scotland / Jonathan Hearn
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series New ethnographies
New ethnographies.
Contents Cover ; Salvage ethnography in the financial sector; Contents ; List of figures and tables ; Acknowledgements ; Series editor's foreword ; 1 Introduction: ethnography, history and the vagaries of research ; 2 History: from the Bank of Scotland's origins to HBOS and crisis; 3 Theory: explaining financial crisis and conceptualising capitalism ; 4 Culture: nations, banks and the organisation of power and social life ; 5 Change: discourses of agency and progress in organisational change ; 6 Identity: struggles with personhood, nationhood and professional virtue
7 Comparison: doing ethnography and thinking comparatively 8 Conclusion ; Epilogue ; References ; Index
Summary A historical ethnography of banking practices during the merger of Halifax and the Bank of Scotland into HBOS, it provides illumination on the 2008 economic crisis through review of the role of national identities, the different styles and ethos of business, the tension and unrest prevalent during the merger and the implications for future development within the organisation
Analysis 2008 financial crisis
Bank of Scotland
economic crisis
ethnographic data
financial sector
nation hood
organisationsal change
social change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Halifax Building Society.
Bank of Scotland.
Bank of Scotland
Halifax Building Society
Banks and banking -- Scotland -- History -- 21st century
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Bank mergers -- Scotland -- History -- 21st century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Banks & Banking.
Bank mergers
Banks and banking
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781526108357