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The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business

H. Kent Baker
Kogod School of Business, American University, USA

Ehsan Nikbakht
Hofstra University, USA

Sean Stein Smith
Lehman College, City University of New York, USA

Product Details
09 Mar 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
487 pages - 152 x 229mm
Although an emerging technology, blockchain is here to stay. Since its inception, imaginative thinkers have identified new ways for this powerful technology to bring innovative solutions to problems in the business world. Considered by many as an extreme and disruptive change, how can business leaders overcome resistance to the implementation of blockchain solutions and maximize its potential? 

The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business equips academics, practitioners, and students with a broad understanding of the cutting-edge developments and applications of emerging blockchain technology. Covering the basic concepts while also showcasing practical applications in intricate real-world situations, this handbook bridges the gap between theory and practice, providing a useful balance of detailed and user-friendly coverage. Facilitating readers with a working knowledge of how blockchain functions and integrates within the business world, this handbook is essential reading for academics looking for a springboard for further research and practitioners needing a go-to resource for navigating the implementation of this fast-moving new technology.
Chapter 1. Blockchain: An Overview; H. Kent Baker, Ehsan Nikbakht, and Sean Stein Smith 
Chapter 2. History of Blockchain; Joseph “Joey” Ryan and Sean Stein Smith 
Chapter 3. Review of Blockchain and Emerging Applications; Timothy Grief and Ehsan Nikbakht 
Chapter 4. Technical Aspects of Blockchain; Hak J. Kim 
Chapter 5. Public Blockchains and Applications;Hugo Benedetti 
Chapter 6. Private and Hybrid Blockchains and Applications; Gina Pieters and Sean Stein Smith 
Chapter 7.Consensus Mechanisms and Related Issues; Deniz Appelbaum 
Chapter 8.Token Economies; Alim Khamisa 
Chapter 9. Proposed Modifications to Spur Consumer Adoption of Blockchain; Katherine McKechnie, Alexandra M. Dunn, and Sayan Sarkar 
Chapter 10. Blockchain: Speed, Efficiency, Decreased Costs, and Technical Challenges; Amanda Wilkie and Sean Stein Smith 
Chapter 11. The Importance of Interoperability, Decentralization, and Choice;Kirk Phillips 
Chapter 12. Convergence with Artificial Intelligence and Other Related Concepts;Lian Duan 
Chapter 13. Risk Management and Transference Issues in Blockchain Technologies; Joseph Brunsman 
Chapter 14. Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Temporary Regime; J. Scott Colesanti 
Chapter 15. Regulatory Ambiguity and Its Impact on Blockchain; Shehan Chandrasekera 
Chapter 16. Considerations for Blockchain Adoption and Integration; Michael Nizich and Michael Campisi
Chapter 17. Blockchain Applications in Finance; Steven Cosares, Kristin Kalish, Thomas Maciura, and Andrew C. Spieler 
Chapter 18.Blockchain Applications in Healthcare; Alevtina Dubovitskaya 
Chapter 19.Blockchain Applications in Real Estate; Joshua Harris and Ehsan Nikbakht  
Chapter 20. Blockchain Applications in Supply Chain; Kaushik Sengupta 
Chapter 21.Crypto Accounting Valuation, Reporting, and Disclosure; Sean Stein Smith 
Chapter 22. Auditing and Examining Blockchain Information; John “Jack” Castonguay
H. Kent Baker, DBA, PhD, CFA, CMA, is a University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University, USA. Professor Baker is an award-winning author and editor and one of the most prolific finance academics. 

Ehsan Nikbakht, DBA, CFA, FRM, is the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance and International Financial Services at Hofstra University, USA. He received a Stessin Prize for 'Outstanding Scholarly Publication.'

Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, CGMA, CMA is an Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Lehman College, City University of New York, USA. Professor Smith has published widely on blockchain and cryptoassets.
'Maximizing the potential of any technology to create value requires both vision and execution. Knowledge is a key to success in both. This book delivers in-depth coverage of both public and permissioned (business focus) types of Blockchains. The authors’ exploration of the advantages/limitations, risks/rewards, and futures/realities is a door opener to the potential awaiting anyone serious about understanding or using blockchain technologies to impact the world.' - Francis D. Poeta, Serial Entrepreneur, CTO, IBM

'The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business is a must-own book for anyone interested in blockchain. It offers readers an in-depth journey starting from the origins of blockchain technology and cryptoassets, to the evolution of the technology into multiple industries including global finance, real estate, healthcare, and more. It also discusses innovative, cutting-edge developments in this ecosystem, including token economics, interoperability, and blockchain’s impact on other emerging technologies.' - Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

'The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business sheds light on blockchain with 22 chapters deploying an easy-to-understand style. The book starts with fundamental concepts and extends to intricate cases. It blends the know-how and experience of academics and practitioners into the blockchain domain. This book is a candidate to be a worldwide handbook of blockchain for academics, students, practitioners, entrepreneurs, business people, consultants, researchers, policymakers, and all technology-lovers.' - Professor Ibrahim E. Sancak, PhD, ZWIRN-Research Center, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Founding (E) Director, Market Oversight and Enforcement Division, Capital Markets Board of Turkey

'In this book, the team of experts delivers a balanced introduction to the world of blockchain and its diverse applications. The authors first explain the theoretical fundamentals of blockchains and the different components and then cover a spectrum of industry and business applications of this transformational technology. With the wide topic coverage, this book presents a comprehensive must-read primer for anyone interested in the study of blockchain.'  - Petr Novotny, PhD, Research Staff Member & Master Inventor, IBM Research

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