Data Banking: Computing and Flexibility in Swiss Banks 1960–90

  • David Gugerli
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


Daniel Bell’s study ‘The Coming of Post-Industrial Society’, published in 1973, claimed to be ‘a venture in social forecasting’ (Bell 1973). Coming as it did on the eve of the most severe crisis of the global economy since World War II, Bell’s book was certainly apropos. By the same token, Harvard’s eminent sociologist could hardly have imagined how many global events would coincide with its appearance. 1973 was not only the year of the first oil price shock. It would also see the opening of the Chicago Securities Exchange and the end of the Bretton Woods system (Helleiner 1994; MacKenzie 2006).


Corporate Governance Assembly Line Information Tech Float Exchange Rate Relational Database Management System 
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  • David Gugerli
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  1. 1.Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in ZurichSwitzerland

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