The recent banking crisis has brought into question the business model used by most large banks. This collection of essays explores the success of 'alternative banks' - savings banks, cooperative banks and development banks, using case studies from around the world and discussion of both the historical and theoretical context of banking practices.
Introduction - Olivier Butzbach and Kurt von Mettenheim Part I: Historical Context and Conceptual Framework 1 Alternative Banking History - Kurt von Mettenheim and Olivier Butzbach 2 The Comparative Performance of Alternative Banks before the 2007-8 Crisis - Olivier Butzbach and Kurt von Mettenheim 3 The Counter-Cyclical Behaviour of Public and Private Banks: An Overview of the Literature - Alfredo Schclarek 4 Explaining the Competitive Advantage of Alternative Banks: Towards an Alternative Banking Theory? - Olivier Butzbach and Kurt von Mettenheim Part II: Comparative Country Cases 5 A Qualitative and Statistical Analysis of European Cooperative Banking Groups - Hans Groeneveld 6 The Persistence of the Three-Pillar Banking System in Germany - Reinhard H. Schmidt, Dilek Bulbul and Ulrich Schuwer 7 Alternative Banks in a Dualistic Economy: The Case of Italy before and during the Euro Crisis - Luca Giordano and Antonio Lopes 8 Alternative Banks on the Margin: The Case of Building Societies in the United Kingdom - Olivier Butzbach 9 The United States: Alternative Banking from Mainstream to the Margins - Kurt von Mettenheim 10 BRIC Statecraft and Government Banks - Kurt von Mettenheim 11 Cooperative Banks in India: Alternative Banks Impervious to the Global Crisis? - Lakshmi Kumar Conclusion - Kurt von Mettenheim and Olivier Butzbach Notes Index
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