Understanding the adoption of mobile data services: a value perspective

Kim, Byungsoo, Chung, Sunghun and Han, Ingoo (2008). Understanding the adoption of mobile data services: a value perspective. In: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Galway, Ireland, (). 9-11 June 2008.

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Author Kim, Byungsoo
Chung, Sunghun
Han, Ingoo
Title of paper Understanding the adoption of mobile data services: a value perspective
Conference name European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Conference location Galway, Ireland
Conference dates 9-11 June 2008
Publisher AIS Electronic Library
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 12
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Mobile data services (MDS) are wireless value-added pay-per-use services that have attracted increased attention in recent years. In the marketing and information system (IS) disciples, the ability of a service provider to offer a high level of value to its customers is regarded as a success. In this paper, a theoretical framework is proposed to investigate key drivers in wireless pay-per-use services behavior based on a value perspective. This study examines the role of three evaluation values, derived from marketing and IS literature, in adoption decisions. Potential adopters have no experience with MDS; thus, they likely conceive value based primarily on indirect experience with it, such as through advertisements or communication with peers. Most studies of MDS, however, have given little attention to the types of information sources that affect the formation of value that is obtained using MDS. In this study, the influence of members of social networks and secondary sources are regarded as the major sources of information. The proposed model is empirically tested using survey data collected from 287 potential adopters. The analysis results show that the proposed model, based on the aforementioned view of value, provides a significant explanation of the variance in the level of adoption intention toward MDS in individuals. The results of this study show that utilitarian and social values dominate adoption decisions while the impact of hedonic value in MDS acceptance is weaker than other values. Information from relevant others and from mass media play a critical role in forming the perceptions of value obtained from the use of MDS.
Keyword User loyalty
Mobile data service
Technology acceptance
Perceived value
Information source
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2008/46/

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