Business Primitives: Enabling Payment Lifecycles through Software

FSD insights, Issue 9, July 2015

8 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2010 Last revised: 25 Jul 2015

Date Written: July 24, 2015

Abstract

We define ‘business primitives’ as low-level operations from which higher-level, more complex operations can be constructed. We set out to understand what most businesses in Kenya -- the land of the ubiquitous M-PESA -- do every day that could be simplified and reinforced through software. We focused on potential functionalities related to payments and the management of payments.

Keywords: e-Payments, Mobile Banking, digital payments, mobile payments

Suggested Citation

Lyon, Ben and Mas, Ignacio, Business Primitives: Enabling Payment Lifecycles through Software (July 24, 2015). FSD insights, Issue 9, July 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1552755

Ben Lyon

Independent ( email )

Ignacio Mas (Contact Author)

Tufts University ( email )

Medford, MA 02155
United States

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