The financial services industry is changing under the stimulus of advances in information technology (IT), telecommunications, and the Internet. Technological innovations and growing customer demand and sophistication have led to the emergence of new electronic financial markets, organizational forms for financial services firms, products, and product delivery capabilities. This special issue highlights Information Systems (IS) research on management topics in the financial services that involve IT. The authors utilize a mix of research methodologies to examine a range of innovative applications of IT in the financial services industry.
Volume 12, Number 1, 2002. Contents: R.J. Kauffman, B.W. Weber, Introduction to the Special Issue on Advances in Research on Information Technologies in the Financial Services Industry. P. Davamanirajan, T. Mukhopadhay, C. Kriebel, Assessing the Business Value of Information Technology in Global Wholesale Banking: The Case of Trade Services. K. Peffers, T. Saarinen, Measuring the Business Value of IT Investments: Inferences From a Study of a Senior Bank Executive. J.A. Gentry, M. Shaw, A. Tessmer, D. Whitford, Using Inductive Learning to Predict Bankruptcy. R.J. Kauffman, The Network Externalities Hypothesis and Competitive Network Growth. H. Levecq, B.W. Weber, Electronic Trading Systems: Strategic Implication of Market Design Choices.