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Final Report: Electronic Payment Systems in European Countries [12.04.2000]


Böhle, Knud; Rader, Michael; Riehm, Ulrich:
Electronic Payment Systems in European Countries. Country Synthesis Report. (Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse for the European Science and Technology Observatory Network (ESTO). Based on contributions by Anna Arbussà, Anna Backlund, Knud Böhle, Piero Bucci, Morten Falch, Charles Goldfinger, Philippe Herbin, Jos Leyten, Michael Rader, Ulrich Riehm, Oliver Steeley, Mildo van Staden, Jaume Valls.)

On behalf of the European Parliament a project on "European Monetary Union and Information Society" had been launched, in which ITAS coordinated the activities of the ESTO network and was responsible for the edition of a cross country comparison, that dealt with the different payment cultures, the deployment of electronic purses, internet payment systems, and e-commerce in ten European countries.

The report is available as PDF-file from this site.
Cf. also http://www.itas.fzk.de/deu/projekt/pez/emuis.htm for more information about the project.

Karlsruhe: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe,
(Wissenschaftliche Berichte FZKA 6386, Dezember 1999)

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Knud Böhle
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung
und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
D-76021 Karlsruhe