Cashless Society: When Will Merchants Stop Accepting Cash in Sweden - A Research Model

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 276)


Over the past decades, we have witnessed changes into how individual’s pay. In particular, there has been a drop in the use of cash as payment instrument both in terms of value and frequency. Consequently, the amount of outstanding cash is shrinking. For instance, in Sweden the level of cash is around 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product. This might be a tipping point for when cash is of practical use. In the paper, we present a research model that explores when merchants will stop accepting cash.


Cashless society Merchants Cash adoption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Copenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark
  3. 3.Sveriges RiksbankStockholmSweden

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