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Customer satisfaction factors of mobile commerce in Korea

Jeewon Choi (Department of Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Hyeonjoo Seol (Department of Industrial Engineering, Korean Air Force Academy, Cheongjoo, South Korea)
Sungjoo Lee (Department of Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Hyunmyung Cho (Department of Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
Yongtae Park (Department of Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 6 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to distinguish features of m‐commerce from those of e‐commerce and identify factors to influence customer satisfaction (m‐satisfaction) and loyalty (m‐loyalty) in m‐commerce by empirically‐based case study.

Design/methodology/approach

First, based on previous literature, the paper builds sets of customer satisfaction factors for both e‐commerce and m‐commerce. Second, features of m‐commerce are identified by comparing it with current e‐commerce through decision tree (DT). Third, with the derived factors from DT, significant factors and relationships among the factors, m‐satisfaction and m‐loyalty are examined by m‐satisfaction model employing structural equation model.

Findings

The paper finds that m‐commerce is partially similar in factors like “transaction process” and “customization” which lead customer satisfaction after connecting an m‐commerce site, but it has unique aspects of “content reliability”, “availability”, and “perceived price level of mobile Internet (m‐Internet)” which build customer's intention to the m‐commerce site. Through the m‐satisfaction model, “content reliability”, and “transaction process” are proven to be significantly influential factors to m‐satisfaction and m‐loyalty.

Research implications/limitations

The paper can be a meaningful step to provide empirical analysis and evaluation based on questionnaire survey targeting actual users. The research is based on a case study on digital music transaction, which is indicative, rather than general.

Practical implications

The paper meets the needs to focus on customer under the fiercer competition in Korean m‐commerce market. It can guide those who want to initiate, move or broaden their business to m‐commerce from e‐commerce.

Originality/value

The paper develops a revised ACSI model to identify individual critical factors and the degree of effect.

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Citation

Choi, J., Seol, H., Lee, S., Cho, H. and Park, Y. (2008), "Customer satisfaction factors of mobile commerce in Korea", Internet Research, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 313-335. https://doi.org/10.1108/10662240810883335

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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