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To what extent is Veblen an open-systems theorist? (2002)
Journal Article
Mearman, A. (2002). To what extent is Veblen an open-systems theorist?. Journal of Economic Issues, 36(2), 573-580

The concept of open systems (OS) is increasingly influential. Several institutionalists, including William Kapp, have used the concept, but Geoffrey Hodgson argued that it is currently underdeveloped. This paper aims to stimulate a clarification of t... Read More about To what extent is Veblen an open-systems theorist?.

Central banks and market interest rates (2002)
Journal Article
Biefang-Frisancho Mariscal, I., & Howells, P. (2002). Central banks and market interest rates. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 24(4), 569-585

In a worm of endogenous money, the central bank's role in monetary policy is reduced to the setting of a very short-term official rate of interest, which indicates the price at which it will make liquidity available to the banking system. However, it... Read More about Central banks and market interest rates.

Rethinking leadership in local government: The place of 'feminine' styles in the modernised council (2002)
Journal Article
Broussine, M., & Fox, P. (2002). Rethinking leadership in local government: The place of 'feminine' styles in the modernised council. Local Government Studies, 28(4), 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/714004162

The focus of this article is on the quality and nature of local authority leadership. Local government leadership is male- dominated and appears to be stuck in a mould that is associated with orthodox male views that emphasise operational management... Read More about Rethinking leadership in local government: The place of 'feminine' styles in the modernised council.

Credit unions and financial exclusion – the odd couple? (2002)
Journal Article
Ryder, N. (2002). Credit unions and financial exclusion – the odd couple?. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 24(4), 423-434. https://doi.org/10.1080/0964906021000057173

Credit unions have failed to develop in the United Kingdom in comparison with other jurisdictions. This is due, in part, to a restrictive legal framework and to policies adopted by local authorities and the UK government towards their development. Ho... Read More about Credit unions and financial exclusion – the odd couple?.

The financial services authority and credit unions: The final piece of the jigsaw? (2002)
Journal Article
Ryder, N. (2002). The financial services authority and credit unions: The final piece of the jigsaw?

The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of the Financial Sevices Authority upon the development of credit unions in Great Britain. The paper provides an overview of of the growth of credit unions on briefly assesses the impact of the Credit Un... Read More about The financial services authority and credit unions: The final piece of the jigsaw?.

Explaining the Euro's initial decline (2002)
Journal Article
Arestis, P., Biefang-Frisancho Mariscal, I., Brown, A., & Sawyer, M. (2002). Explaining the Euro's initial decline. Eastern Economic Journal, 28(1), 71-88