Internet Research: Volume 28 Issue 4


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The value of online surveys: a look back and a look ahead

Joel R. Evans, Anil Mathur

The purpose of this paper is to present a detailed and critical look at the evolution of online survey research since Evans and Mathur’s (2005) article on the value of online…


Disentangling the facets of sharing: A categorization of what we know and don’t know about the Sharing Economy

Manuel Trenz, Alexander Frey, Daniel Veit

The purpose of this paper is to develop a categorization of sharing practices from a structured interdisciplinary literature review on the Sharing Economy. Instead of striving for…


Integration of online and offline channels: a view of O2O commerce

Yu-Wei Chang, Ping-Yu Hsu, Qing-Miao Yang

This study uses the travel industry as the research context and investigates online–offline integration between the different business entities of hoteliers and online travel…


How online media synergy influences consumers’ purchase intention: A perspective from broadcast and interactive media

Xuebing Dong, Yaping Chang, Shichang Liang, Xiaojun Fan

The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergistic effects of online multimedia by categorizing it into online broadcast media (OBM) and online interactive media (OIM).


Investigating consumer responses to online group buying service failures: The moderating effects of seller offering type

Hsin-Hui Lin, Wan-Chu Yen, Yi-Shun Wang, Yen-Min Yeh

The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of consumer role (involved vs observing) on consumer responses in the context of online group buying (OGB) service failures.


Proposing the core contributor withdrawal theory (CCWT) to understand core contributor withdrawal from online peer-production communities

Ling Jiang, Kristijan Mirkovski, Jeffrey D. Wall, Christian Wagner, Paul Benjamin Lowry

Drawing on sensemaking and emotion regulation research, the purpose of this paper is to reconceptualize core contributor withdrawal (CCW) in the context of online peer-production…

The impact of uncertain rewards on customers’ recommendation intention in social networks

Qi Wang, Yan Sun, Ji Zhu, Xiaohang Zhang

The purpose of this paper is to research the effect of uncertain rewards on the recommendation intention in referral reward programs (RRPs) and investigate the interaction of tie…


The evolution of perceived security: the temporal role of SNS information perceptions

Hong-Youl Ha, Huifeng Pan

The purpose of this paper is to develop and test a dynamic model of security-based consumer purchasing intentions and empirically addresses gaps in online purchasing theory by…


Aggregate effects of advertising decisions: A complex systems look at search engine advertising via an experimental study

Yanwu Yang, Xin Li, Daniel Zeng, Bernard J. Jansen

The purpose of this paper is to model group advertising decisions, which are the collective decisions of every single advertiser within the set of advertisers who are competing in…


How do avatar characteristics affect avatar friendliness and online gamer loyalty? Perspective of the theory of embodied cognition

Kai Li, Huynh Van Nguyen, T.C.E. Cheng, Ching-I Teng

As technology-created gamers’ representations, avatars are influential in communication among online gamers. However, there is scant research on how avatars’ characteristics…


Workplace ostracism and cyberloafing: a moderated–mediation model

Kian Yeik Koay

This purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between workplace ostracism and cyberloafing, based on the premise of conservation of resources theory. Emotional…


Silver lining of envy on social media? The relationships between post content, envy type, and purchase intentions

Ruoyun Lin

The purpose of this paper is to explore the prevalence of benign and malicious envy on social media, and to examine the relationships between shared content (experiential vs…

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