Narasimha Paravastu

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An important aspect to managing Personal Web Usage (PWU) at the workplace lies in understanding and reshaping the perceptions of the users. The study contends that the outward manifestation of PWU behaviors at the workplace is but one consequence of the actors' attitudes which in turn are determinants of their ingrained beliefs. This study explores user(More)
This paper studies the role of trust and trustworthiness as it applies to inanimate software artifacts. Extrapolating from the meaning and theory of interpersonal trust and supporting theories, this study develops software artifact trustworthiness and trust scales for the context of antiviral software. The proposed constructs deal with trustworthiness(More)
INTRODUCTION E-commerce is a viable mode of shopping. Forrester Research Inc. estimates that the U.S. online sales will reach $316 billion by 2010, which accounts for 12% of total U.S. retail sales. However, security, privacy, and delivery concerns remain issues of concern to both buyers and sellers. Since trust alleviates these concerns, while the lack of(More)
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