Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading

Roger F. A. Van Daalen Fuente, Mike W. Chiasson, Paul R. Devadoss

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Abstract

Advances in information technology allow for remote working, leading to suggestions that remote individuals can operate in virtual instead of face-to-face teams. This paper considers the continuation of face-to-face communication in a European group of stock traders, despite the capabilities of information technology to individuate the work. The case illustrates that traders prefer and need to work in face-to-face settings for various reasons. Short-term reasons arise from a need for instant and effortless communication in their manipulation of market prices and for instant knowledge sharing, leading to both higher individual and collective profits. Long-term reasons arise from a need for continuous learning by novices and experts, as stock markets and stock prices settle into behavioral patterns over longer periods of time. The implications for computing and work are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century
EditorsMichael Barrett, Elizabeth Davidson, Catherine Middleton, Janice I. DeGross
PublisherSpringer
Chapter11
Pages159-172
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-09768-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-09767-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Market price
Traders
Virtuality
Manipulation
Communication
Knowledge sharing
Stock market
Stock prices
Long period
Profit
Face-to-face communication

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Fuente, R. F. A. V. D., Chiasson, M. W., & Devadoss, P. R. (2008). Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading. In M. Barrett, E. Davidson, C. Middleton, & J. I. DeGross (Eds.), Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century (pp. 159-172). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_11
Fuente, Roger F. A. Van Daalen ; Chiasson, Mike W. ; Devadoss, Paul R. / Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading. Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century. editor / Michael Barrett ; Elizabeth Davidson ; Catherine Middleton ; Janice I. DeGross. Springer, 2008. pp. 159-172
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Fuente, RFAVD, Chiasson, MW & Devadoss, PR 2008, Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading. in M Barrett, E Davidson, C Middleton & JI DeGross (eds), Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century. Springer, pp. 159-172. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_11

Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading. / Fuente, Roger F. A. Van Daalen; Chiasson, Mike W.; Devadoss, Paul R.

Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century. ed. / Michael Barrett; Elizabeth Davidson; Catherine Middleton; Janice I. DeGross. Springer, 2008. p. 159-172.

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Fuente RFAVD, Chiasson MW, Devadoss PR. Virtuality and Non-Virtuality in Remote Stock Trading. In Barrett M, Davidson E, Middleton C, DeGross JI, editors, Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century. Springer. 2008. p. 159-172 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_11