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Customer pre-adoption choice behavior for M-PESA mobile financial services: Extending the theory of consumption values

Newman O. Omigie (School of Business and Technology Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea)
Hangjung Zo (School of Business and Technology Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea)
Jae Jeung Rho (School of Business and Technology Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea)
Andrew P. Ciganek (College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to extend the theory of consumption values by investigating the influence of aesthetic, conditional, convenience, monetary, epistemic, self-gratification, and social value on customer pre-adoption choice behavior to use mobile financial services.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected using an online survey questionnaire resulting in 524 total responses from registered users of M-PESA mobile financial services in Kenya, ultimately resulting in a usable sample of 384 responses. Partial least squares was used to evaluate the research model and associated hypotheses.

Findings

Aesthetic, conditional, convenience, monetary, epistemic, and self-gratification value are positive determinants of customer pre-adoption choice behavior to use M-PESA mobile financial services, but not social value.

Research limitations/implications

Survey participants were limited to customers of M-PESA mobile financial services in Kenya. The study findings present important implications for managers and academic researchers in the mobile financial services market.

Originality/value

This is one of the first empirical studies to investigate customer pre-adoption choice behavior to use M-PESA mobile financial services from the perspective of customer perceived value.

Keywords

Citation

Omigie, N.O., Zo, H., Rho, J.J. and Ciganek, A.P. (2017), "Customer pre-adoption choice behavior for M-PESA mobile financial services: Extending the theory of consumption values", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 117 No. 5, pp. 910-926. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-06-2016-0228

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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