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Shopping without cash: the emergence of the e-purse

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  • Carol L. Clark

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This article finds that successful e-purse programs tend to have a captive audience that drives critical mass, such as those found in the transportation industry or government sector; an affordable cost structure relative to other payment instruments; compelling incentives for consumers and merchants; and technology that is well tested and addresses standards issues before rollout.

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  • Carol L. Clark, 2005. "Shopping without cash: the emergence of the e-purse," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q IV, pages 34-51.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2005:i:qiv:p:34-51:n:v.29no.4
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    1. Olivier Hueber, 2011. "Innovation in virtual social networks: the widespread of new electronic currencies and the emergence of a new category of entrepreneurs," International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(2), pages 163-174.

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    Smart cards ; Cash flow;

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