Internet Research: Volume 26 Issue 1


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Socio-economic factors determining the way e-tourism is used in European Union member states

Tomasz Szopiński, Marcin Waldemar Staniewski

The purpose of this paper is to test the frequency of the use of e-tourism by consumers/internet users of various European Union member states and to identify the socio-economic…


Which UGC features drive web purchase intent? A spike-and-slab Bayesian Variable Selection Approach

Richard A Owusu, Crispin M Mutshinda, Imoh Antai, Kofi Q Dadzie, Evelyn M Winston

– The purpose of this paper is to identify user-generated content (UGC) features that determine web purchase decision making.


Analyzing user perspective on the factors affecting use intention of mobile based transfer payment

Parijat Upadhyay, Saeed Jahanyan

This study makes an integrated approach in identifying the factors affecting usage intention of mobile-based payment services. Such services are being marketed aggressively by…


Googling environmental issues: Web search queries as a measurement of public attention on environmental issues

Jie Qin, Tai-Quan Peng

Queries as a pioneering measure of public attention on various social issues have elicited considerable scholarly attention. The purpose of this paper is to address two…


Predicting investor funding behavior using crunchbase social network features

Yuxian Eugene Liang, Soe-Tsyr Daphne Yuan

What makes investors tick? Largely counter-intuitive compared to the findings of most past research, this study explores the possibility that funding investors invest in companies…


The effect of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations on mobile coupon sharing in social network sites: The role of coupon proneness

Qing Tang, Xuefeng Zhao, Shan Liu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of two intrinsic (i.e. sense of self-worth and socializing) and two extrinsic motivations (i.e. economic reward and…


Success in the management of crowdfunding projects in the creative industries

Jake Hobbs, Georgiana Grigore, Mike Molesworth

Crowdfunding has become a significant way of funding independent film. However, undertaking a campaign can be time consuming and risky. The purpose of this paper is to understand…


An online niche-market tour identification system for the travel and tourism industry

C.H. Wu, G.T.S. Ho, C.H.Y. Lam, W.H. Ip, K.L. Choy, Y.K. Tse

The purpose of this paper is to present a novel approach for niche-market tour identification, with the objective to obtain a better segmentation of target tourists and support…


Effect of digital transformation on organisational performance of SMEs: Evidence from the Taiwanese textile industry’s web portal

Ying-Yu Kerri Chen, Yi-Long Jaw, Bing-Li Wu

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the pilot implementation of an industry-specific web portal as an IT resource on textile SMEs organisational performance…


Temporal effects of information from social networks on online behavior: The role of cognitive and affective trust

Hong-Youl Ha, Joby John, J. Denise John, Yong-Kyun Chung

The purpose of this paper is to examine the temporal effects of perceptions of information obtained from social networks (SNS) on online shopping behavior using trust as a…


Internet advertising video facilitating health communication: Narrative and emotional perspectives

Chung-Hui Tseng, Tseng-Lung Huang

Based on narrative theory, emotional contagion theory, and anticipated emotions theory, the purpose of this paper is to adopt an experimental design intended to understand how…


Measuring mobile learning readiness: scale development and validation

Hsin-Hui Lin, Shinjeng Lin, Ching-Hsuan Yeh, Yi-Shun Wang

Based on the literature on technology readiness, online learning readiness, and mobile computer anxiety, the purpose of this paper is to develop and validate a mobile learning…


E-retailing ethics and its impact on customer satisfaction and repurchase intention: A cultural and commitment-trust theory perspective

Ibrahim Elbeltagi, Gomaa Agag

The theoretical understanding of online shopping behaviour has received much attention. Less focus has been given to online retailing ethics. Therefore, the purpose of this paper…


Search engines crawling process optimization: a webserver approach

Mhamed Zineddine

– The purpose of this paper is to decrease the traffic created by search engines’ crawlers and solve the deep web problem using an innovative approach.

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