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Living in a Material WorldEconomic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies$
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Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262162524

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.001.0001

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Global Financial Technologies: Scoping Systems That Raise the World

Global Financial Technologies: Scoping Systems That Raise the World

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Living in a Material World

Karin Knorr Cetina

Barbara Grimpe

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses scoping systems and presents a trading and information system used in the foreign exchange market (FOREX) and a debt management and financial analysis system (DMFAS) developed by a program of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. To explain the scoping systems, the authors distinguish them from a network, defined as an arrangement of nodes tied together by relationships. In the FOREX the reflexive mechanism and projection plane is a computer screen. On the other hand, DMFAS is debt recording and financial analysis software that allows users to assemble and aggregate information and it may be integrated with other systems in domestic networks. The chapter also presents a global scoping system, links between global financial technologies and scoping systems, and inclusive and exclusive global strategies.

Keywords:   scoping, technology, software, information system, finance

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