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Financial risk perceptions: a consciousness perspective

Financial risk perceptions: a consciousness perspective Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the implications of human consciousness relative to financial risk perceptions. Design/methodology/approach – After conceptually identifying that risk perceptions qualify as a Qualia, survey data are gathered from investment experts to clarify the implications. Findings – Financial risk perceptions are Qualia and as such should have a strong affective influence on risk perceptions. This suggests that aggregate market measures of financial risk may be difficult to obtain and utilize. Research limitations/implications – Sample size could be larger and more complete implications need to be investigated. Sample unlikely to exhibit significant bias. Practical implications – Going to be difficult to devise aggregate measures of financial risk across market participants. Social implications – Risk is going to be heavily affective in orientation and interpersonal Trust is a financial risk attribute. Originality/value – Is quite original as the author has never seen another paper look to the implications of consciousness for financial risk perceptions or even Trust. Breaks new ground! http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Research in Financial Markets Emerald Publishing

Financial risk perceptions: a consciousness perspective

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets , Volume 6 (1): 9 – Apr 11, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-4179
DOI
10.1108/QRFM-07-2012-0023
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the implications of human consciousness relative to financial risk perceptions. Design/methodology/approach – After conceptually identifying that risk perceptions qualify as a Qualia, survey data are gathered from investment experts to clarify the implications. Findings – Financial risk perceptions are Qualia and as such should have a strong affective influence on risk perceptions. This suggests that aggregate market measures of financial risk may be difficult to obtain and utilize. Research limitations/implications – Sample size could be larger and more complete implications need to be investigated. Sample unlikely to exhibit significant bias. Practical implications – Going to be difficult to devise aggregate measures of financial risk across market participants. Social implications – Risk is going to be heavily affective in orientation and interpersonal Trust is a financial risk attribute. Originality/value – Is quite original as the author has never seen another paper look to the implications of consciousness for financial risk perceptions or even Trust. Breaks new ground!

Journal

Qualitative Research in Financial MarketsEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 11, 2014

Keywords: Risk; Consciousness; Qualia

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