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dc.contributor.authorTan, Hui Wenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T07:37:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-08T07:37:13Z-
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/51688-
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to understand the Singaporean individual investor’s stock market participation. While existing literature largely asserts that social interactions influence the investment decisions one makes in the stock market, there is a gap in addressing how one’s social network shapes his stock market participation. Consistent with Granovetter’s (1973) findings, results from in-depth interview data suggest that investors receive more financial knowledge through actors with whom they share weaker ties. They also imagine two types of social networks – communal and professional – and despite efforts to obtain group validation from the former, investors with less experience often engage in herd behaviour, conforming to norms and expectations within their professional networks. Eventually, perceptions and decisions are guided by personal disposition and investment objectives yet constrained by the socio-cultural structure within which investors exist.en_US
dc.format.extent37 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciencesen_US
dc.titleSocial influence in the stock market : a Singapore studyen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
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dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences-
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Sociologyen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Zhou Wubiaoen_US
dc.contributor.supervisoremail-en_US
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