Issue No. 03 - May-June (2014 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2014.27
Bran Knowles , Lancaster University, UK
Mark Lochrie , Lancaster University, UK
Paul Coulton , Lancaster University, UK
Jon Whittle , Lancaster University, UK
Encouraging people to spend locally can revive languishing economies, but circulating alternative local currencies often fails. Mobile social networking might offer a way to circumvent that approach's problems by augmenting existing currencies with information on how the money flows.
Online banking, Mobile communication, Media, Economics, Information systems, Urban areas
B. Knowles, M. Lochrie, P. Coulton and J. Whittle, "Barter: A Technology Strategy for Local Wealth Generation," in IT Professional, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 28-34, 2014.