A critical review of mobile payment research

Tomi Dahlberg, Jie Guo, J Ondrus

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    This article aims at assessing the progress of mobile payment research over the last 8 years. A previous literature review (Dahlberg et al. 2008b), covering articles published between 1999 and 2006, showed that the majority of research had only focused on a few topics. In order to address this issue, a research agenda was formulated to encourage researchers to explore new topics. Almost a decade later, our review reveals that researchers have continued to focus on the same topics (especially consumer adoption and technology aspects) with a limited accumulation of new knowledge and similar findings. In addition to reviewing the literature, we discuss the possible reasons for the lack of research diversity and propose new recommendations to enhance future mobile payment research.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)265–284
    Number of pages20
    JournalElectronic Commerce Research and Applications
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Literature review
    • Mobile payments

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