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Electronic value exchange : origins of the VISA electronic payment system

Author: David L Stearns
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: History of computing (London, England)
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Electronic Value Exchange examines in detail the transformation of the VISA electronic payment system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative, global, electronic value exchange network it is today. Topics and features: provides a history of the VISA system from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s; presents a historical narrative based on research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Stearns, David L.
Electronic value exchange.
London ; New York : Springer, c2011
(DLC) 2011281170
(OCoLC)690089105
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Stearns
ISBN: 9781849961394 1849961395 1849961387 9781849961387
OCLC Number: 701369216
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 240 p.) : ill.
Contents: Setting the stage : money, credit, and payments in America --
Associating : Dee Hock and the creation of the organization --
Crafting the social dynamics : staffing, operating regulations, and advertising --
Automating authorization : BASE --
Automating clearing and settlement : BASE II and III --
Expanding the system : organizational and technical growth --
Automating the point of sale : encoding standards and merchant dial terminals --
Challenging conceptual barriers : EFT and the debit card --
Negotiating roles : controversies and the end of an era --
Conclusion : toward a general sociotechnical history of payment systems.
Series Title: History of computing (London, England)
Responsibility: by David L. Stearns.
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Electronic Value Exchange examines the transformation of the VISA electronic payment system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative,  Read more...

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