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New information technologies invariably provide excellent opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of decision making and negotiation, through the development of novel decision support techniques. Emerging Internet related technologies and, in particular, the World Wide Web provide yet another opportunity for radical change and(More)
Trust is an essential factor that drives virtual interaction and transactions on the Internet. Researchers have investigated the trust development process, and identified several important factors that form the basis for trust. This research combines the signal perspective and trust theory to examine the impact of market signals and past experience on trust(More)
Impulse purchasing is a pervasive yet relatively little-discussed phenomenon. This study investigates the effect of impulse purchases on trust, as well as the mediating effect of stickiness and the mental budgeting account in the group buying context. Questionnaires were sent to group buying participants. The results show that impulse purchases have a(More)
This research applies the dynamic capability perspective to examine the strategic impact of inter-organizational information systems (IOIS). In applying this perspective we argue that the value of IOIS resides in effective IOIS implementation and utilization in pursuit of superior organizational performance. This research identifies and empirically tests(More)
While electronic commerce radically accelerates business transactions and interactions, e-marketplace providers constantly face the challenge in attracting critical mass of participants. Previous studies suggest that trust is the prerequisite to online transaction and interaction. The purpose of this research is to explore relational factors in influencing(More)