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Towards an economic geography of FinTech.

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Samers, Michael (2021) 'Towards an economic geography of FinTech.', Progress in human geography., 45 (4). pp. 720-739.


n this paper, we identify the ways in which the existing literature has examined financial technology (FinTech). Using the frame of the ‘FinTech Cube’, we examine how FinTech unfolds through the intersections of key actors, technologies and institutions. We demonstrate the relevance of FinTech for two areas of geographical enquiry: i) the reshaping of global production and financial networks, and ii) financial inclusion and poverty reduction in poorer countries. In doing so, we accord particular attention to the significance of FinTech for theoretical and empirical research in economic geography.

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Publisher statement:Lai, Karen P.Y. & Samers, Michael (2021). Towards an economic geography of FinTech. Progress in Human Geography 45(4): 720-739. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/0309132520938461
Date accepted:05 June 2020
Date deposited:23 July 2020
Date of first online publication:08 July 2020
Date first made open access:23 July 2020

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