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Social presence, trust, and social commerce purchase intention: An empirical research

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Social presence, trust, and social commerce purchase intention: An empirical research
Lacking the presence of human and social elements is claimed one major weakness that is hindering the growth of e-commerce. The emergence of social commerce (SC) might help ameliorate this situation. Social commerce is a new evolution of e-commerce that combines the commercial and social activities by deploying social technologies into e-commerce sites. Social commerce reintroduces the social aspect of shopping to e-commerce, increasing the degree of social presences in online environment. Drawing upon the social presence theory, this study theorizes the nature of social aspect in online SC marketplace by proposing a set of three social presence variables. These variables are then hypothesized to have positive impacts on trusting beliefs which in turn result in online purchase behaviors. The research model is examined via data collected from a typical ecommerce site in China. Our findings suggest that social presence factors grounded in social technologies contribute significantly to ...
Baozhou Lu, Weiguo Fan, Mi Zhou
Added 31 Mar 2016
Updated 31 Mar 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where CHB
Authors Baozhou Lu, Weiguo Fan, Mi Zhou
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