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Remittances: the service provider perspective

Author: PhDr. Jan Zika
Year: 2007 - winter
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
Consultants: Mgr. Magda Pečená Ph.D.
Work type: Doctoral
Language: English
Pages: 202
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Abstract: The thesis examines international remittances (i.e. cross-border payments sent by migrant workers) from the perspective of existing or potential service providers. It explains their economic significance and impact, characterizes the consumers involved with remittances and their behavior, describes the remittance process, and classifies and compares remittance transfer mechanisms. It also analyzes global remittance flows and the consumers’ cost. Furthermore, it summarizes the results of remittance provision market research, reviews representative examples of existing services, and identifies categories of providers. The thesis then evaluates the strategic positions of existing types of services, and identifies factors that should distinguish successful providers. Finally, it assesses the business opportunity for new technology providers.
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