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Offshore finance centres: institutions of global capital and sites of cultural practice

Rawlings, Gregory

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This paper explores the way the concept of ‘culture’ has been harnessed by the corporation as an identifiable object, that is considered either an impediment to growth and productivity or a valuable resource that can be deployed in the marketplace for increased profitability and enhanced share-holder value. This is addressed by considering Offshore Finance Centres (OFCs) as sites of institutional practice, whereby the commentaries and narratives of social actors, particularly corporate lawyers,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRawlings, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-17
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:09:45Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:31:55Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:09:45Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:31:55Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43076
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43076
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the way the concept of ‘culture’ has been harnessed by the corporation as an identifiable object, that is considered either an impediment to growth and productivity or a valuable resource that can be deployed in the marketplace for increased profitability and enhanced share-holder value. This is addressed by considering Offshore Finance Centres (OFCs) as sites of institutional practice, whereby the commentaries and narratives of social actors, particularly corporate lawyers, accountants, fund managers and regulators, provide deep and nuanced perspectives on the institutions they help make. It concretes on the Samoa OFC and the invocation of culture as a means of promoting political stability, a good reputation and how these ideas subtlety infuse investment decisions. In doing so it is argued that globalisation makes specific use of particular places (through law), transnational spaces (through mobility), and corporate definitions of culture and its value.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjecttax havens
dc.subjectculture
dc.subjectcapital market
dc.subjectOffshore Finance Centres
dc.subjectOFC
dc.subjectSamoa
dc.titleOffshore finance centres: institutions of global capital and sites of cultural practice
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthjan
local.identifier.citationyear2005
local.identifier.eprintid3212
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued2005
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationCTSI, RSSS
local.citationno.60
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