What drives Malaysian m-commerce adoption? An empirical analysis

Wei, Toh Tsu and Marthandan, Govindan and Chong, Alain Yee Loong and Ooi, Keng Boon and Arumugam, Seetharam (2009) What drives Malaysian m-commerce adoption? An empirical analysis. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 109 (3). pp. 370-388. ISSN 0263-5577


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Purpose – This study aims to empirically examine the factors that affect the consumer intention to use (IU) mobile commerce (m-commerce) in Malaysia. The five factors examined in this study are perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease-of-use (PEOU), social influence (SI), perceived cost and trust. Design/methodology/approach – The study sample consists of 222 respondents with a response rate of 84.09 per cent. Data were analyzed by employing correlation and multiple regression analysis. Findings – The findings revealed that PU, SI, perceived financial cost and trust are positively associated with consumer IU m-commerce in Malaysia. In addition, PEOU and trust were found to have an insignificant effect on consumer IU m-commerce in Malaysia. Research limitations/implications – The generalizability of the findings is limited as the study focuses only on Malaysia. Practical implications – Based on the findings, companies involved in m-commerce should focus on improving the usefulness of the system, trust (i.e. security and privacy protection) and reducing the cost of m-commerce services to improve the adoption of m-commerce. Originality/value – The findingsmade a contribution in terms of allowing us to understand the factors that can contribute to the adoption of mobile commerce.This study successfully extend theTAMmodel in the context of mobile commerce by incorporating one trust-based construct (trust), one behavioural control construct (perceived financial cost) and one subjective norm construct (SI). This extended TAM model provides a greater understanding of user acceptance of mobile commerce in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile communication systems, Consumer behaviour, Malaysia Paper type Research paper
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of IT
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 07:20
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 07:20
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/213

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