Fintech – An Existential Carrot that Flutters in Front of Your Noses: A Case of Financial Ecosystem Innovations in Quebec

Bernadett Deák, Denis J. Garand, Romeo V. Turcan

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As technological innovations are evolving and globalizing, traditional financial organizations are facing continuously changing patterns, though incentives for financial technology – Fintech – engagement has been rather uncommon in previous decades. This phenomenon conjectures radical transformations within the global financial industry, where Fintech is expected to gain a central position within a decade. Within this scope, we investigate the impact of Fintech on financial ecosystems in the context of the financial ecosystem in Quebec (Canada), employing a multiple-case study research. Primary data was collected at the level of top management and founders via in-depth interviews. Data analysis was informed by grounded theory methods and techniques. Constant iteration between open and theoretical coding led to the discovery of a core variable, comfort zoning. The method of constructing typologies by reduction was employed, generating four types of comfort zoning: nimbling; imperilling; cocooning; and discomforting. Findings on how the diffusion of Fintech innovations affects the financial ecosystem are embedded within the players’ interactions, as openness of Fintechs and financial institutions towards each other holds a central position, creating a mutually supportive, bulletproof ecosystem. Implications for practice and policy as well as suggestions for future international business research are discussed.
Publikationsdatodec. 2019
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2019
BegivenhedEuropean International Business Academy - University of Leeds, Leeds, Storbritannien
Varighed: 12 dec. 201916 dec. 2019


KonferenceEuropean International Business Academy
LokationUniversity of Leeds

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