Handbook of International Insurance

Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies

  • J. David Cummins
  • Bertrand Venard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Loftin Graham, Xiaoying Xie
    Pages 25-145
  3. Nobuyoshi Yamori, Taishi Okada
    Pages 147-204
  4. Philip Hardwick, Michel Guirguis
    Pages 205-239
  5. Raimond Maurer, Barbara Somova
    Pages 305-345
  6. Gilles Bernier, Alli Nathan
    Pages 403-453
  7. Brian C. Greenford, Martin M. Mullins, John Garvey, Louise Morris, Liam O’Meara
    Pages 553-595
  8. Qixiang Sun, Lingyan Suo, Wei Zheng
    Pages 597-640
  9. Robert W. Vivian
    Pages 679-741
  10. Andrea Levy, Fernanda Chaves Pereira
    Pages 743-787
  11. Paul Klumpes, Paul Fenn, Steven Diacon, Christopher O’Brien, Canan Yildirim
    Pages 789-848
  12. Stephanie Hussels, Claire Sherman, Damian Ward, Ralf Zurbruegg
    Pages 849-876
  13. Thomas Holzheu, Roman Lechner
    Pages 877-902
  14. Robert P. Hartwig, Claire Wilkinson
    Pages 925-952
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 953-981

About this book



Gordon Stewart, President, Insurance Information Institute, New York, USA

"The globalization of insurance markets means that understanding both international developments and local trends around the world is now fundamental for insurance executives coping with today’s complex and competitive environment.  By providing such a comprehensive picture of the world’s insurance markets, this unique and necessary book becomes an essential tool for anyone seeking to operate wisely and successfully.

Richard D. Phillips, Professor and Chairman, Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

"Comprehensive surveys, written by international experts, provide in depth descriptions and discuss recent developments of the world’s major insurance markets.  Each chapter contains essential insights for insurance executives and academic researchers interested in risk management and the globalization of insurance markets."

Patrick Liedtke, Secretary General and Managing Director, the Geneva Association, Switzerland

"This book depicts in an outstanding way the dichotomy of the insurance world today, which is still torn between global approaches and local solutions. Both insurance professionals and academics will profit enormously from its intelligent insights."

Raimond Maurer, Professor, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

"In today's high competition environment, the understanding of international insurance markets is crucial to sustain an insurance company’s competitive advantage. This book makes a major contribution to that understanding."

 Edited by:

J. David Cummins, Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bertrand Venard, Professor of Management, Audencia. Nantes School of

Management, France


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. David Cummins
    • 1
  • Bertrand Venard
    • 2
  1. 1.Fox School of Business and ManagementTemple UniversityUSA
  2. 2.AUDENCIA Nantes School of ManagementFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-34162-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34163-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5014
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking