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Case Studies: Developing Financial Mathematics’ Systems


  • Luis Emilio Alvarez-Dionisi


  • Gladys Tapia de Vidal

    () (Santa María University, Barinas, Venezuela)


In this research, we introduce four case studies corresponding to the development of four Financial Mathematics’ Systems using Object-oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD). These systems were developed by undergraduate accounting students at Santa María University in Barinas, Venezuela. While Microsoft Excel is not an Object-oriented Programming (OOP) language, it was used by the students to develop these systems. In fact, Microsoft Excel is widely applicable in the accounting community. Consequently, an exploratory multiple case design was utilized and a comparison analysis was performed; a methodology for creating case studies was developed and implemented, and finally, a conclusion and recommendations were provided.

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  • Luis Emilio Alvarez-Dionisi & Gladys Tapia de Vidal, 2017. "Case Studies: Developing Financial Mathematics’ Systems," Social-Economic Debates, Association for Entreprenorial Spirit Promotion, vol. 6(1), pages 34-47, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdb:social:v:6:y:2017:i:1:p:34-47

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    Case Study; Financial Mathematics; Object-oriented (OO); Microsoft Excel;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management


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