The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Alhassan, Abdul Latif en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Finlay, Peter en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-23T06:58:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-23T06:58:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Finlay, P. 2018. The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29085
dc.description.abstract This study set out to investigate factors affecting the adoption of mobile money services in Kenya and Nigeria. Using various models such as; the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Unified Technology Acceptance User Theory (UTAUT), Innovation Diffusion Process and demographic variables (age, sex, education level, access bank account, ownership of mobile phone, MM awareness) from datasets produced by Financial Inclusion Insights. This survey data is nationally representative for Nigeria with a sample of 6,001 adults aged 15 or older, both male and female and Kenya with a sample of 2,994 adults aged 15 or older, both male and female. The study employed the probit and logit regression model to examine the significant determining factors of mobile money adoption in Kenya and Nigeria. The results of the analysis revealed that the average respondent of the populations in both markets has access to a mobile phone and hence technology is not a limiting factor to the penetration of Mobile Money in both these markets. The primary limiting factor is due to low levels of financial education, literacy and access to microfinance. The average Nigerian respondent did not know about Mobile Money whereas the average Kenyan respondent knew something about Mobile Money. Additionally, in Kenya, the MM initiative was privately led by MNO's where in Nigeria the Central Bank controls the MM industry. From the logit and probit results, the study identifies that the following variables; (FF1) personally registered a bank account, (MM1) has the respondent heard of Mobile Money were significant determinants of MMU in Nigeria. While in Kenya; (DG1) age of respondent, (MM1) has the respondent heard of something called mobile money, (FF1) personally registered bank account were the significant determining factors affecting MMU. This study has therefore shown that, despite the lower penetration and absorption of mobile money services in Nigeria, factors that create a thriving MM ecosystem like that in Kenya are obtainable in Nigeria. If the Nigerian regulators were to change the political and financial framework and create a more accessible market Nigeria could look a lot like Kenya's MM ecosystem. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Development Finance en_ZA
dc.title The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Research of GSB en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Finlay, P. (2018). <i>The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Finlay, Peter. <i>"The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Finlay P. The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Research of GSB, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Finlay, Peter AB - This study set out to investigate factors affecting the adoption of mobile money services in Kenya and Nigeria. Using various models such as; the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Unified Technology Acceptance User Theory (UTAUT), Innovation Diffusion Process and demographic variables (age, sex, education level, access bank account, ownership of mobile phone, MM awareness) from datasets produced by Financial Inclusion Insights. This survey data is nationally representative for Nigeria with a sample of 6,001 adults aged 15 or older, both male and female and Kenya with a sample of 2,994 adults aged 15 or older, both male and female. The study employed the probit and logit regression model to examine the significant determining factors of mobile money adoption in Kenya and Nigeria. The results of the analysis revealed that the average respondent of the populations in both markets has access to a mobile phone and hence technology is not a limiting factor to the penetration of Mobile Money in both these markets. The primary limiting factor is due to low levels of financial education, literacy and access to microfinance. The average Nigerian respondent did not know about Mobile Money whereas the average Kenyan respondent knew something about Mobile Money. Additionally, in Kenya, the MM initiative was privately led by MNO's where in Nigeria the Central Bank controls the MM industry. From the logit and probit results, the study identifies that the following variables; (FF1) personally registered a bank account, (MM1) has the respondent heard of Mobile Money were significant determinants of MMU in Nigeria. While in Kenya; (DG1) age of respondent, (MM1) has the respondent heard of something called mobile money, (FF1) personally registered bank account were the significant determining factors affecting MMU. This study has therefore shown that, despite the lower penetration and absorption of mobile money services in Nigeria, factors that create a thriving MM ecosystem like that in Kenya are obtainable in Nigeria. If the Nigerian regulators were to change the political and financial framework and create a more accessible market Nigeria could look a lot like Kenya's MM ecosystem. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria TI - The factors that create a successful mobile money ecosystem: Kenya vs Nigeria UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29085 ER - en_ZA


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