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Electronic finance – recent developments

Krishnan Dandapani (Department of Finance, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA)

Managerial Finance

ISSN: 0307-4358

Article publication date: 8 May 2017




The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of the Digital Age on e-finance in five key areas: payment systems, cloud computing in financial services, valuation metrics for multisided platforms, quantum trading, cyber security – costs, benefits and protection.


It is an exhaustive review of technical developments and corporate practices in the area of electronic finance.


Electronic finance is a dominating force changing business models and systems in financial services. New developments are creating newer valuation metrics, and reinforcing the costs and benefits of security systems.

Research limitations/implications

This review concludes by pointing out potential areas of advancement in the coming decades and the possible evolution of newer e-finance models based on developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) and its implications for managerial finance.


This is a review of the impact of electronic finance over the past two decades. Looking back electronic finance has significantly transformed the activities of corporations. Looking forward, financial managers have to watch for two important technical developments of AI and IoT and its potential impact on finance.



Dandapani, K. (2017), "Electronic finance – recent developments", Managerial Finance, Vol. 43 No. 5, pp. 614-626.



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