Finance, technology and disruption

Jiafu AN, Raghavendra RAU*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, we assess how recent technology advances have changed the way we coordinate. After a brief discussion of the common challenges to effective coordination, we highlight some important implications of technology on addressing informational and behavioral frictions. We focus on discussing the effects of three specific technology developments including artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and blockchain, on the choice of coordination modes. We argue that technology is shifting the boundaries between firms and markets and is opening the door to new research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Finance
Issue number4-5
Early online date17 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • AI
  • automation
  • blockchain
  • boundaries of firm
  • Coordination
  • technology


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