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Greed, recklessness and/or dishonesty? An investigation into the micro-regulation and culture of five UK banks between 2004-2009

Lui, A (2015) Greed, recklessness and/or dishonesty? An investigation into the micro-regulation and culture of five UK banks between 2004-2009. Journal of Banking Regulation, 16. pp. 106-129. ISSN 1750-2071

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Abstract

The author uses a multiple case study approach to examine five UK banks in her paper. The banks are Northern Rock, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC. The author feels that it is appropriate to use a multiple case study here because it will be interesting to study the micro aspects of regulation and corporate governance of five UK banks. The banks have to comply with the same regulations and laws on a macro level, so it is essential to examine the differences between these banks on a micro level through reviewing annual reports and financial ratios. The case study is longitudinal, spanning across 2004-2009. In accordance to the aims of a case study, the author will describe, understand and explain the effects of the financial crisis 2007 on five UK banks. This case study provides an opportunity to examine the weaknesses and failures of corporate governance of five UK banks at a micro level. The author has two hypotheses at the beginning of the study. First, banks moved from a customer driven culture to sales driven one. Secondly, the banking culture during between 2004-2009 is one of greed, recklessness and dishonesty. With the caveat that one should not make generalisations, there is evidence from the case study that both hypotheses are correct to a certain extent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Banking Regulation. The definitive publisher-authenticated version of "Greed, recklessness and/or dishonesty? An investigation into the micro-regulation and culture of five UK banks between 2004-2009", DOI 10.1057/jbr.2014.1, is available online at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jbr.2014.1
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1502 Banking, Finance And Investment, 1801 Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 14:10
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 18:25
DOI or Identification number: 10.1057/jbr.2014.1
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2663

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