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Building a Cashless Society

The Swedish Route to the Future of Cash Payments

Authors: Arvidsson, Niklas

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  • Discusses the background, status-quo and future of cashless payments in Sweden
  • Provides recommendations of how other countries may move towards reducing cash-dependence
  • Offers latest data and research-based analysis on cashless transactions
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This open access book tells the story of how Sweden is becoming a virtually cashless society. Its goal is to improve readers’ understanding of what is driving this transition, and of the factors that are fostering and hampering it. In doing so, the book covers the role of central banks, political factors, needs for innovation, and the stakeholders involved in developing a cashless ecosystem. Adopting a historical standpoint, and drawing on a unique dataset, it presents an academic perspective on Sweden’s leading role in this global trend.

The global interest in the future of cash payments makes the Swedish case particularly interesting. As a country that is close to becoming a cashless economy, it offers a role model for many other countries to learn from - whether they want to stimulate or reduce the use of cash. This highly topical book will be of interest to politicians, researchers, businesses, financial service providers and payment service providers, as well as fintech start-ups, regulators and other authorities.  

About the authors

Niklas Arvidsson is an associate professor at the department of industrial economics and management at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. His areas of research include innovation and learning within organizations, with a special interest in innovations in the area of payments. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Money: The Greatest Innovation in the History of Humanity

    Pages 1-7

    Arvidsson, Niklas

  • History of Money: In the Eye of the Beholder

    Pages 9-22

    Arvidsson, Niklas

  • Cash Payments: An International Comparison

    Pages 23-25

    Arvidsson, Niklas

  • The Story of Cash and the Route Toward a Cashless Society: The Case of Sweden

    Pages 27-39

    Arvidsson, Niklas

  • Cash in the Swedish Payment System Today

    Pages 41-43

    Arvidsson, Niklas

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10689-8
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10688-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building a Cashless Society
Book Subtitle
The Swedish Route to the Future of Cash Payments
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10689-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10689-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10688-1
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 96
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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