In this book, an attempt is made to reconceptualize the meeting between economy and technology with the help of Science and Technology Studies and economic sociology. Chapter 1 analyzes the role of the individual and the reality of the homo economicus, chapter 2 discusses home economics, and chapter 3 examines the performativity of the economy. Global configurations of trading and information technologies are described in chapter 4, whereas chapter 5 explains the scoping systems and development of FOREX and DMFAS, and chapter 6 analyzes patent law and the Bayh-Dole Act. Chapter 7 establishes the relationship between technology and financial markets, chapter 8 presents the tools of the trading, emphasizing quantative finance or arbitrage, and chapter 9 describes the telephone system in trading rooms. Finally, chapters 10, 11, and 12 describe electronic shopping or e-commerce, online book reviewing, and outsourcing of information technology to external vendors respectively.
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