Influence of ambidextrous governance mechanisms and risk management on repurchase intention in social commerce

Jao Hong Cheng (Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliu, Taiwan)
Li Wei Lin (Department of Information Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliu, Taiwan) (School of Information, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics Dongfang College, Jiaxing, China)
Liang Chien Lee (Department of Finance, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Publication date: 28 March 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing ambidextrous governance and risk management on repurchase intention in social commerce.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel research model comprises nine research hypotheses with six constructs, including three dimensions of social capital (structural, relational and cognitive), contracts, relational risk and repurchase intention. The hypotheses are tested on data collected from 395 usable responses in Taiwan, using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The findings of this study indicate that online merchants should reinforce their collaborative behavior and activities to improve ambidextrous governance mechanisms, and thus enhance repurchase intention.

Research limitations/implications

The resultant findings only reflect the setting of Taiwan’s social commerce marketplace. With the research model developed, future research on cross-country studies of various forms of social networking sites would be worth conducting to determine regional differences in the development of social commerce activities.

Originality/value

Ambidextrous governance mechanisms have been gaining attention in buyer–supplier relationships. Extending ambidexterity research to the social commerce domain, the authors focus on ambidextrous governance that can include social and contractual governance elements.

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Citation

Cheng, J., Lin, L. and Lee, L. (2019), "Influence of ambidextrous governance mechanisms and risk management on repurchase intention in social commerce", Internet Research, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-12-2018-0538

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