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Reproducing the City of London’s institutional landscape: the role of education and the learning of situated practices by early career elites

Faulconbridge, James R.; Hall, Sarah

Authors

James R. Faulconbridge j.faulconbridge@lancaster.ac.uk

Sarah Hall sarah.hall@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

In this paper we argue that postgraduate education forms an important, but hitherto neglected, element in the distinctive institutional landscape of the City of London.
In particular, and drawing on research into early-career financial and legal elites in the City, we show how postgraduate education tailored to the demands of employers within London plays an important role in indoctrinating early-career elites into situated, Cityspecific,
working practices and, in so doing, helps to sustain the City’s cultures and norms of financial practice. Specifying the role of postgraduate education in reproducing these
situated City practices is significant because, although geographical variegation in working practices between international financial centres has been widely reported, less attention has been paid to how such institutionally embedded differences are created and sustained. By identifying education as one mechanism of creation and sustenance, our analysis enhances understanding of how the institutional landscapes that underlie financial centres might be maintained or, when necessary, challenged; challenge being significant in relation to attempts to reform practices and cultures in international financial centres in the wake of the 2007–08 crisis.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Environment and Planning A
Print ISSN 0308-518X
Electronic ISSN 0308-518X
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 7
APA6 Citation Faulconbridge, J. R., & Hall, S. (2014). Reproducing the City of London’s institutional landscape: the role of education and the learning of situated practices by early career elites. Environment and Planning A, 46(7), doi:10.1068/a45392
DOI https://doi.org/10.1068/a45392
Publisher URL http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a45392
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information James R Faulconbridge, Sarah Hall, 2014. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A, 46(7), 1682-1698, 2014, doi: 10.1068/a45392

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