Managing the heart of finance: domain specific emotion regulation in the work of financial traders

Vohra, Shalini and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark (2011). Managing the heart of finance: domain specific emotion regulation in the work of financial traders. In: 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 12-16 Aug 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA.

URL: http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2011/

Abstract

In the last decade considerable progress has been made in understanding the role of emotion regulation strategies. However, the primary focus has been on generic strategies. We argue that emotion regulation strategies in the workplace will often be highly domain specific and embedded in domain-specific expertise. In this paper we explore the role of domain specific emotion regulation strategies within the work of financial traders. We report on a qualitative study of the emotion regulation practices of 17 traders and trader managers in two investment banks. We evidence that traders and their managers are significantly concerned with emotions and their regulation and find evidence for both generic and domain specific approaches to emotion regulation.

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