Event Title

Diffusion of Mobile Payment Systems among Microentrepreneurs in Kenya and Tanzania

Presenter Information

Dionne Nickerson, Providence College

Location

Slavin Center

Start Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

End Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

Description

The rapid rise of Kenya's mobile payment system, M-PESA , has grasped the attention of policy makers and private enterprise alike. In just six years M-PESA has transformed how money flows throughout Kenya, and similar systems are gaining traction elsewhere in Africa. This project examines the impact of mobile payment system adoption on the economic advancement of Kenyan and Tanzanian microentrepreneurs. This work will further the understanding of mobile payment systems’ contribution to the economic growth of microenterprises, which may have implications for poverty reduction in these two nations.

 
Apr 24th, 12:00 AM Apr 24th, 12:00 AM

Diffusion of Mobile Payment Systems among Microentrepreneurs in Kenya and Tanzania

Slavin Center

The rapid rise of Kenya's mobile payment system, M-PESA , has grasped the attention of policy makers and private enterprise alike. In just six years M-PESA has transformed how money flows throughout Kenya, and similar systems are gaining traction elsewhere in Africa. This project examines the impact of mobile payment system adoption on the economic advancement of Kenyan and Tanzanian microentrepreneurs. This work will further the understanding of mobile payment systems’ contribution to the economic growth of microenterprises, which may have implications for poverty reduction in these two nations.