The purpose of this study is to investigate the influencing mechanism of consumers' continuous purchase intention toward the subscriber-based knowledge payment platforms (SBKPPs).
This study obtained 226 valid samples through questionnaire surveys and used partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) methods to elucidate the complex causal patterns of consumers' continuous purchase intention toward the SBKPPs.
The findings revealed that perceived utilitarian value, perceived hedonic value and perceived social value directly affected consumers' continuous purchase intention, while content quality and service quality indirectly affected consumers' continuous purchase intention. In addition, this study also demonstrated that all factors must be combined to play a role, and there exist four configurations resulting in consumers' continuous purchase intention toward the SBKPPs.
The results can help researchers and practitioners better understand the causal patterns of consumers' continuous purchase intention toward the SBKPPs.
This study contributes to the knowledge payment literature by investigating consumers' continuous purchase intention toward the SBKPPs. This study also provides practical enlightenment for the SBKPPs' marketing.
The authors appreciate the valuable suggestions from peer reviewers. This work was supported by the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Sciences (grant number 17ZDA147).
Liu, X., Zhang, C. and Wu, J. (2023), "Explaining consumers' continuous purchase intention toward subscriber-based knowledge payment platforms: findings from PLS-SEM and fsQCA", Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-08-2022-0359
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