Factors affecting the concentration of financial services in the non metropolitan United States, 2000-2003

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dc.contributor.author Button, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-08T14:06:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-08T14:06:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07-08T14:06:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/870
dc.description.abstract Over the last twenty-five years, the environment for banking has changed radically. In the 1980s, legislation was enacted to permit both interstate branching and combinations of banks, securities firms, and insurance companies. A generally strong economy, as well as deregulation, led to marked improvements in bank profitability and capital positions. At the same time, however, the deregulation of products and markets intensified competition among banks and between banks and nonbank financial companies. This, combined with improved information technology, applications for banking, accelerated the consolidation of the banking industry through mergers and acquisitions and set the stage for the establishment of huge banking firms of unprecedented size and complexity. While processes such as mergers and acquisitions decreased the number of firms, competition between these firms prompted the growth of new establishments in banking and financial services. While a larger proportion of the literature has focused on the structural and regulatory changes among firms that have arose during this transformation, little attention has been given to the factors that affect the location of physical establishments. This is particularly the case in relation to the location of new banking establishments in the nonmetropolitan U.S. It is the intention of this thesis to come to a better understanding of the factors that affect the locations of these establishments, in hopes of adding more insight into the process of bank establishment growth. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject bank growth en
dc.subject industrial location en
dc.subject growth node en
dc.title Factors affecting the concentration of financial services in the non metropolitan United States, 2000-2003 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en
dc.description.advisor W. Richard Goe en
dc.subject.umi Sociology, General (0626) en
dc.date.published 2007 en
dc.date.graduationmonth December en


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