An exploratory study of buyers' participation in C2C reputation systems

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2009 - 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: IT Services in a Global Environment
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Title13th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: IT Services in a Global Environment, PACIS 2009
PlaceIndia
CityHyderabad
Period10 - 12 July 2009

Abstract

Online reputation systems have been found to be an effective way to ensure honest behavior from the seller in consumer to consumer (C2C) e-commerce. At the same time, reputation systems have also been regarded as an important platform where large-scale of word-of mouth behavior and evaluations of the purchase experience could be communicated. There are altogether two components in online reputation systems: ratings and textual feedback. Thus, reputation systems are often considered to be constituted of buyers' quantitative scoring and qualitative feedback which offers an important reference to other buyers when deciding whether or not to buy from a seller. The aim of this study is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the antecedents and motivation of buyers' participation in the C2C reputation system after each transaction. Due to a lack of related research, interviews with online buyers have been first conducted to help to decide the research scope and identify the main antecedents. Satisfaction and conflict handling styles have a significant impact on willingness to submit a positive rating. The study also confirms that willingness to submit textual feedback could be investigated through WOM behaviour and online contribution.

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  • Enjoyment in helping, Knowledge contribution, Reputation systems, Service quality

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An exploratory study of buyers' participation in C2C reputation systems. / Huang, Qian; Davison, Robert M.

PACIS 2009 - 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: IT Services in a Global Environment. 2009.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review