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Rebecca was born on the 5th of January 1984 in the town of Kabale, in Southwestern Uganda (East Africa). She graduated from Makerere University Business School (MUBS) in 2006 with a Bachelors in Business Administration (Accounting). Rebecca was retained as an academic staff at the Faculty of Commerce in MUBS since November 2006 till today. In September 2008, she enrolled in a double degree program at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands and Uppsala University in Sweden where, in 2010, she obtained an MSc in International Business and Management specializing in International Financial Management and an MSc in Economics and Business respectively. Rebecca's Master's research centered around understanding the behavioral aspects affecting Ugandan small and medium enterprise owners in tax compliance. In 2013, she joined the Human-Technology Interaction department at TU/e as a Ph.D. candidate and her work is focused on the role cognitive resources play in mobile financial services use.

In the period November 2014 - April 2017, Rebecca was part of the research team undertaking the project Changing the mindset of Ugandan Entrepreneurs - From Muppets to Gazelles, which was funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Under this project, Rebecca investigated the effect of skills on mobile money adoption among entrepreneurs within rural areas, carried out usability tests of mobile financial services and research on the effects of social networks in the acquisition of mobile money skills. This research, however, is still ongoing.

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financial service Social Sciences
Uganda Social Sciences
money Social Sciences
literacy Social Sciences
business school Social Sciences
entrepreneur Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
functionality Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2020

  • 2 Citations
  • 2 Article

Learning mobile money in social networks: comparing a rural and urban region in Uganda

Kiconco, R. I., Rooks, G. & Snijders, C., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 103, p. 214-225 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Uganda
Social Support
Learning
Developing countries
Developing Countries
2 Citations (Scopus)

A skills perspective on the adoption and use of mobile money services in Uganda

Kiconco, R. I., Rooks, G., Solano, G. & Matzat, U., 1 Nov 2018, In : Information Development. 35, 5, p. 724-738 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
financial service
Uganda
money
literacy
functionality

Press / Media

Illiteracy stops Ugandan businesswomen using mobile money

Rebecca Kiconco

9/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Rural women adopt ICT to market their agricultural produce

Rebecca Kiconco

7/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

‘Develop User-Friendly Mobile Money Interface’

Rebecca Kiconco

6/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

'Develop user-friendly mobile money interface'

Rebecca Kiconco

6/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment