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Gaming the System
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business, Management & Organisation.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
Bucknell University.
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Critical Accounting, ISSN Online : 1757-9856, Print : 1757-9848, Vol. 3, no 1, 5-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores whether financial markets are games, using exchange traded derivatives, those quintessential speculative instruments, as the primary vehicle. The phrase “gaming the system” usually means taking advantage of the system; that is to say, specifically turning some-thing performing a productive social function to one’s own enjoyable ends. But “gaming the system” can also mean generally transforming a system with productive purposes into one whose purpose is enjoyment. Some might say that this is just what has occurred in recent years to financial markets with the explosion in derivatives.

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Inderscience Enterprises , 2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 5-17 p.
Keyword [en]
critical finance studies, gaming, financial markets, speculation, derivatives, work, play, enjoyment, games
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55122DOI: 10.1504/IJCA.2011.039602OAI: diva2:401331
Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-03-02 Last updated: 2011-05-06Bibliographically approved

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