The Changing Face of Money: Will Electronic Money be Adopted in the United States?

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 132 pages
Although the cashless society has been predicted for at least twenty years, the new forms of card-based and software based electronic money may prove to be a partial alternative to the current forms of payment. This study examines these emerging electronic money systems and their possible adoption, primarily in the United States.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
What it is and How it works
11
An Overview of Electronic MoneyIts Forms and Functions
25
Innovation Diffusion and Electronic Money
49
Electronic Money Pilot Programs
71
Policy and Legal Issues of Electronic Money
87
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
105
Bibliography
121
Index
129
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