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Determinants of continuance intention to use food delivery apps: findings from PLS and fsQCA

Behzad Foroughi (Department of International Business Administration, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Elaheh Yadegaridehkordi (Centre for Software Technology and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia)
Mohammad Iranmanesh (School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia)
Teerachart Sukcharoen (College of Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Morteza Ghobakhlo (Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden and School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania, and)
Mehrbakhsh Nilashi (UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 19 June 2023

Issue publication date: 23 February 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Customers increasingly use food delivery applications (FDAs) to place orders. Despite the popularity of FDAs, limited research has investigated the drivers of the continuance intention to use FDAs. This study aims to uncover the drivers of the continuance intention to use FDAs by integrating the “technology continuance theory” (TCT) with perceived task-technology fit, perceived value and perceived food safety.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 398 individuals in Thailand and evaluated using “partial least squares” (PLS) and “fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis” (fsQCA).

Findings

The PLS results supported the significance of all direct relationships, except the effects of perceived ease of use on attitude and perceived usefulness on continuance intention. Accordingly, perceived food safety positively moderated the impact of perceived ease of use on attitudes. The fsQCA uncovered seven solutions with various combinations of factors that predicted high continuance intention.

Practical implications

This study enables food delivery apps to develop effective strategies for retaining users and sustaining financial performance.

Originality/value

This research contributes to the literature by investigating the factors underlying the continuous use of FDAs with a new PLS-fsQCA technique and applying TCT in a new technological context, FDAs and enriching it by adding three variables: perceived task-technology fit, perceived value and perceived food safety.

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Citation

Foroughi, B., Yadegaridehkordi, E., Iranmanesh, M., Sukcharoen, T., Ghobakhlo, M. and Nilashi, M. (2024), "Determinants of continuance intention to use food delivery apps: findings from PLS and fsQCA", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 36 No. 4, pp. 1235-1261. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-10-2022-1209

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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