Leveraging social grouping for organizational endorsement in mobile commerce across cultures : Transforming outgroups into ingroups

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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Author(s)

  • Chuan Hoo Tan
  • Jinbi Yang
  • Yani Shi
  • Jie Wei
  • Nan Wang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMB and GMR 2010 - 2010 9th International Conference on Mobile Business/2010 9th Global Mobility Roundtable
Pages487-492
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Conference

Title2010 9th International Conference on Mobile Business/2010 9th Global Mobility Roundtable, ICMB and GMR 2010
PlaceGreece
CityAthens
Period13 - 15 June 2010

Abstract

As a subset of e-commerce, m-commerce (mobile commerce) also faces problems of trust building. The limitation of mobile devices, such as screen size, privacy and safety problem, make it important to build trust effectively and efficiently. In e-commerce, culture can exert a significant impact on how trust is built through various web strategies. Similarly, trust-building strategies in m-commerce could also have different effects on people in specific cultures, because of the extent to which they favor in-groups versus out-groups. Given features of mobile technologies and growing popularity of social network media, it is interesting to investigate whether personalized trust building via social ties with consumers could be explored to transform entities viewed as out-groups into ingroups of consumers, and the extent to which such strategies are effective in different cultures. Three studies are planned to pursue this line of enquiry. The results could have important implications for scholars and practitioners to leverage on social ties to boost sales in m-commerce. © 2010 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Cross-cultural strudy, Mobile commerce, Trust, Web strategies

Citation Format(s)

Leveraging social grouping for organizational endorsement in mobile commerce across cultures : Transforming outgroups into ingroups. / Sia, Choon Ling; Tan, Chuan Hoo; Yang, Jinbi; Shi, Yani; Wei, Jie; Wang, Nan.

ICMB and GMR 2010 - 2010 9th International Conference on Mobile Business/2010 9th Global Mobility Roundtable. 2010. p. 487-492 5494826.

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