Factors of Information Credibility for an Internet Advice Site

  title={Factors of Information Credibility for an Internet Advice Site},
  author={D. Harrison McKnight and Charles J. Kacmar},
  journal={Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)},
Information credibility is important to Internet advice site vendors because they primarily build a revenue stream based on how credible consumers consider the information on the website. Unless consumers believe the website’s information is credible, they are not likely to be willing to act on the advice. This paper reports on an empirical study of how individual differences and initial site impressions affect perceptions of website information credibility. Results confirm that most of the… CONTINUE READING