Internet Research: Volume 31 Issue 5


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Qualitative comparative analysis in the information systems discipline: a literature review and methodological recommendations

Jens Mattke, Christian Maier, Tim Weitzel, Jason Bennett Thatcher

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a promising, powerful method that is increasingly used for IS research. However, the Information Systems (IS) discipline still lacks a…


Unveiling the success factors of BTS: a mixed-methods approach

So-Hyun Lee, Soobin Choi, Hee-Woong Kim

The purpose of this paper is to explore the key success factors behind Bangtan Boys’ (BTS) popularity, and how they can contribute to sustaining it, along with detailed strategies…


Jealousy due to social media? A systematic literature review and framework of social media-induced jealousy

Anushree Tandon, Amandeep Dhir, Matti Mäntymäki

The association between social media and jealousy is an aspect of the dark side of social media that has garnered significant attention in the past decade. However, the…


Making sense of the internet of things: a critical review of internet of things definitions between 2005 and 2019

Nikolaos Goumagias, Jason Whalley, Ozge Dilaver, James Cunningham

This paper aims to study the evolution of definitions of internet of things (IoT) through time, critically assess the knowledge these definitions contain and facilitate…


Continued use intention of wearable health technologies among the elderly: an enablers and inhibitors perspective

Md. Shamim Talukder, Samuli Laato, A.K.M. Najmul Islam, Yukun Bao

Wearable health technologies (WHTs) show promise in improving the health and well-being of the aging population because they promote healthy lifestyles. They can be used to…


Others' fortune in online vs offline settings: how envy affects people's intention to share information

Ana Suárez Vázquez, Manuel Chica Serrano

This paper aims to fill a gap in the existing literature by answering the following question: is the effect of envy on people's intention to share information the same in offline…

Consumer response toward native advertising on social media: the roles of source type and content type

Mikyoung Kim, Doori Song, Ahnlee Jang

Drawing upon attribution theory, this study aims to examine how different types of product information sources (mainstream celebrities vs micro-celebrities) interact with content…


Jumping over the network threshold of information diffusion: testing the threshold hypothesis of social influence

Cheng-Jun Wang, Jonathan J.H. Zhu

Social influence plays a crucial role in determining the size of information diffusion. Drawing on threshold models, we reformulate the nonlinear threshold hypothesis of social…

Group polarisation among location-based game players: an analysis of use and attitudes towards game slang

Samuli Laato, Nobufumi Inaba, Mauri Paloheimo, Teemu Daniel Laajala

This study investigates how game design, which divides players into static teams, can reinforce group polarisation. The authors study this phenomenon from the perspective of…


Effects of customer trust on engagement in live streaming commerce: mediating role of swift guanxi

Lingyun Guo, Xiayu Hu, Jinxuan Lu, Ling Ma

Live streaming commerce, a new form of social commerce where firms integrate with broadcasters, community members and customers in live chat rooms for real-time interaction to…


The engagement–addiction dilemma: an empirical evaluation of mobile user interface and mobile game affordance

Qianwen Yang, Xiang Gong

The engagement–addiction dilemma has been commonly observed in the information technology (IT) industry. However, this issue has received limited research attention in the…


Trialing or combining? Understanding consumer partial switching in mobile application usage from the variety seeking perspective

Yingying Hu, Ling Zhao, Xin (Robert) Luo, Sumeet Gupta, Xiuhong He

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to clarify what specific behaviors are involved in consumers' partial switching in mobile application (app) usage, and, second, to…

Empathy impairs virtue: the influence of empathy and vulnerability on charitable giving

Chuang Wei, Zhaoji Yu, Yongli Li

Online charitable giving is prevalent, and how to attract individuals' attention to donate is essential for charities. Little is known about the interaction effect of empathy…

How to build employees' relationship capital through different enterprise social media platform use: the moderating role of innovation culture

Liang Ma, Xin Zhang, Gaoshan Wang, Ge Zhang

The purpose of the present study is to build a research model to study how the use of different enterprise social media platforms affects employees' relationship capital, and the…


To post or not to post? Exploring the motivations behind brand-related engagement types on social networking sites

Sevil Yesiloglu, Juliet Memery, Chris Chapleo

This study aims to investigate consumer motivations behind brand-related engagement on social media by exploring three different engagement types: consuming, contributing (to) and…


Announcement of formal controls as phase-shifting perceptions: their determinants and moderating role in the context of mobile loafing

Dong-Heon Kwak, Saerom Lee, Xiao Ma, Jaeung Lee, Khansa Lara, Alan Brandyberry

Mobile loafing, or non-work-related mobile computing, is deviant workplace behavior that can reduce productivity and increase cybersecurity risks. To thwart mobile loafing…

The continuation and recommendation intention of artificial intelligence-based voice assistant systems (AIVAS): the influence of personal traits

Kyung Young Lee, Lorn Sheehan, Kiljae Lee, Younghoon Chang

Based on the post-acceptance model of information system continuance (PAMISC), this study investigates the influence of the early-stage users' personal traits (specifically…


The advertising communication effectiveness of using netizen language code-switching in Facebook ads

Ying-Feng Kuo, Jian-Ren Hou, Yun-Hsi Hsieh

Netizens refer to citizens of the internet, and code-switching refers to the use of more than one language, style or form of expression to communicate. This study explores the…


Predicting the factors of employee agility using enterprise social media: moderating effects of enterprise social media-related strain

Abdul Hameed Pitafi, Minglun Ren

This study aims to investigate the impact of enterprise social media (ESM) usage on employee agility through communication quality and visibility. Theory of communication…

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