Electronic Banking? Meet the man who wrote the book(s) …
Leaving no stone unturned in our mission to bring you information and data on banking systems from all corners of the globe, it is with some excitement that we pass on news from the learned journal Decision Support Systems.
The December 2012 (Vol. 54 No. 1) of said journal contains an article entitled Three decades of research on consumer adoption and utilization of electronic banking channels: A literature analysis by Hartmut Hoehle, Eusebio Scornavacca and Sid Huff. This dedicated trio has trawled the scientific literature since 1984 – the year that Banking Technology was founded, as it happens – analysing 247 internationally reviewed scientific articles.
Their conclusion is that Tommi Laukkanen, professor of marketing at the University of Eastern Finland, is the most productive researcher on the use of electronic banking in the world, describing him as “by far the most prolific author in this field”.
Professor Laukkanen is modest about the observation: “Even though this field of research is relatively narrow, it feels good to be in the forefront. It is a great honour to receive this kind of recognition to one’s work,” he said, in a press release drawing it to our attention.
Just how narrow or otherwise Laukkanen’s work is can be gauged from this paper on a highly topical subject: How national culture determines mobile banking non-adoption?