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Publication date: 8 September 2020

Samar Mouakket

This study contributes to the limited and rather fragmented research on mobile payment (m-payment) within a post-adoption context by identifying individual characteristics…

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Purpose

This study contributes to the limited and rather fragmented research on mobile payment (m-payment) within a post-adoption context by identifying individual characteristics (personal innovativeness and m-payment self-efficacy) and m-payment quality characteristics (system quality, information quality and service quality) that can influence expectations about performance and effort of this technology. These two outcome expectations may affect user satisfaction with m-payment, which will in turn influence users' continued intention to use this technology.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was carried out among university students in the United Arab Emirates who have used the m-payment method. Structural equation modeling technique was used to test and analyze both the measurement model and the structural model.

Findings

Individual characteristics are important in establishing users' expectations of the ease of use and usefulness of m-payment. However, of the quality characteristics, only system quality significantly affected users' expectations of the ease of use and usefulness of m-payment.

Originality/value

The findings of this study provide unique insights into the individual and quality characteristics that will eventually lead to continued intention to use m-payment. This will help businesses to develop appropriate marketing strategies to increase adoption and use of m-payment.

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International Journal of Bank Marketing, vol. 38 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-2323

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Publication date: 27 March 2019

Samar Mouakket and Yuan Sun

The purpose of this paper is to develop a research framework by drawing on the network externalities research and previous literature on information systems to understand…

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a research framework by drawing on the network externalities research and previous literature on information systems to understand the antecedents of information disclosure. The framework postulates that the following network externalities are important factors affecting social network sites (SNS) perceived usefulness (PU): perceived external prestige, referent network size and perceived complementarity. In addition, the paper proposes that PU, habit and subjective norms significantly affect information disclosure of SNS among Chinese users.

Design/methodology/approach

Data are collected from 251 Chinese university students who use SNS. Structural equation modeling was applied to test the hypotheses presented in the model.

Findings

The findings provide support for all the hypotheses, with the exception of the influence of referent network size on PU and the influence of subjective norms on information disclosure. Both perceived external prestige and perceived complementarity have reported positive effect on PU of SNS. In turn, the authors have found that PU and habit have positive effects on information disclosure.

Originality/value

SNS encourage users to reveal personal information by allowing them to post photos and videos and share their interests and feelings on the site. Yet, limited empirical research has investigated the concept of self-disclosure of personal information particularly among Chinese users of SNS. To fill this research gap, the authors have developed a research framework by drawing on the network externalities research and previous literature on information systems to understand the antecedents of information disclosure.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 119 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 11 July 2016

Mostafa Kamal Hassan and Samar Mouakket

The study aims to explore the processes of implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a public service organization operating in an emerging market…

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Purpose

The study aims to explore the processes of implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a public service organization operating in an emerging market economy, namely, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Design/methodology/approach

The study draws on Laughlin’s (1991) model of organizational change to highlight how the introduction of an ERP system, particularly its accounting modules, disrupted the adopting organization’s modes of thinking and its members’ practices. It uses a case study methodology. Data collection methods included semistructured interviews, documentary evidence and personal observation.

Findings

The case study findings show that despite implementation and customization problems, the organization’s employees were forced to use the ERP system. The findings also highlight how the ERP system was acted upon to mobilize the organization’s members toward a new era of information technology. However, the misfit between pre- and post-ERP system accounting practices led to some organizational members to form absorbing groups that questioned accounting-based ERP system organizational changes. The top management’s persistent desire to adopt the ERP system through forcing the organization’s employees to use the system’s modules led the organization to undergo what Laughlin (1991) calls “colonization” organizational change.

Research limitation/implications

The use of a case study methodology inherently limits the generalizability of the study’s findings. The case study was carried out over a relatively short timeframe, namely, ten months. Therefore, the use of a longitudinal case study to examine accounting-based ERP organizational change is recommended.

Practical implications

The study provides insights that can assist top management in formulating organizational change strategies. It also provides insights about emerging economies’ regulatory particularities that influence ERP system implementation.

Originality/value

The study is one of the first studies that utilizes Laughlin’s (1991) model of organizational change to examine accounting-based ERP organizational change in an emerging market economy.

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International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1934-8835

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Publication date: 3 December 2018

Samar Mouakket

The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework, which identifies intrinsic, social and extrinsic gratification factors as essential individual factors…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework, which identifies intrinsic, social and extrinsic gratification factors as essential individual factors influencing users’ disclosure of personal information via mobile instant messaging (MIM) applications (apps). In addition, the author has examined whether gender affects those different factors of gratification.

Design/methodology/approach

Data are collected via paper-based survey from university students who use MIM in the United Arab Emirates. Structural equation modeling is used to test the hypotheses that are presented in the model.

Findings

The findings show that intrinsic gratifications (entertainment and escapism) and social gratifications (social interaction) have positive effects on the depth and breadth of self-disclosure via MIM apps. Additionally, women’s self-disclosure of personal information is positively affected by social influence, while men are not influenced by this type of gratification.

Originality/value

The study aims to enhance the current understanding of the limited research on the uses and gratifications approach within the context of MIM apps to identify the gratifications that motivate MIM apps users to disclose personal information.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Publication date: 22 June 2021

Samar Mouakket and Mohamed Aboelmaged

This paper aims to examine the technology-organization-environment (TOE) predictors of green information technology adoption in an emerging economy, namely, the United…

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the technology-organization-environment (TOE) predictors of green information technology adoption in an emerging economy, namely, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and their impact on work performance among UAE organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

A paper-based survey was carried out by engaging employees in different organizations in the UAE. The “partial least squares” (PLS) method was used to test and analyze the measurement and the structural research models.

Findings

The analysis shows support to all the hypotheses, with the exception of the influence of competitive force.

Originality/value

The results can be valuable for practitioners and decision-makers in the emerging economy context as the results will help them validate their adoption decisions and effectively contribute to sustainability strategies.

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Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2053-4620

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Publication date: 18 October 2018

Mostafa Kamal Hassan and Samar Mouakket

The purpose of this paper is to explore political behaviours associated with the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a public service…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore political behaviours associated with the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a public service organisation from an emerging market country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Design/methodology/approach

The authors’ theoretical framework is based on the notions of trust, agent reflexivity, ontological security, routines, control and power proposed by Giddens (1984, 1990). The authors explore how the political behaviour of organisation members emanates from the introduction of an ERP system (particularly its accounting modules), and how the interaction between individual power, trust and control shaped its implementation process. The case study methodology relied on diverse data collection methods including semi-structured interviews, documentary evidence and personal observation.

Findings

The authors show that the accounting-based ERP system created an episode of discomfort in the organisation, which facilitated reflexivity and critical reflection by organisation members and led to a re-assessment of ways of thinking pre- and post-dating the implementation of the ERP system. The findings illustrate the entangled relationship between the new accounting-based ERP system and the feelings of trust emerging during organisational change.

Practical implications

Although case studies are intrinsically limited in terms of generalisability, the authors’ investigation provides practical insights into the management of the needs of trust, ontological security and sources of power experienced by organisation members, since the fulfilment of such needs is the underlying pillar which the success of ERP systems rests upon.

Originality/value

This study is one of the first to apply Giddens’ (1984, 1990) conceptualisation to examine organisation change caused by the implementation of an accounting-based ERP system in an emerging market economy.

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Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-1168

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Publication date: 31 August 2012

Mohammad Ahmad Al‐hawari and Samar Mouakket

Although many studies have analysed the impact of online factors on the online behaviour of customers', there is also a need to consider the influence of offline factors…

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Although many studies have analysed the impact of online factors on the online behaviour of customers', there is also a need to consider the influence of offline factors on customers' propensity for online services use. The purpose of this paper is to highlight how offline factors trigger online continual usage by customers' of airline e‐ticket booking services.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper proposes a conceptual model of the relationship between offline factors and customers' online continual usage behaviour. A convenient sample consisting mainly of undergraduate students was selected. The primary data were collected through a pencil‐and‐paper survey, and AMOS 18 was used to test for the hypothesised relationships.

Findings

The results revealed that employee‐based service quality has a positive and direct relationship with pre‐existing offline trust and image, and no direct relationship with online continual usage. Surprisingly, and contrary to current literature, pre‐existing offline trust had no direct relationship with online continual usage. However, both pre‐existing offline image and subjective norms confirmed the literature and had a direct significant relationship with online continual usage.

Research limitations/implications

This study used a sample of mainly university students to test the proposed conceptual model. Thus, it might not be possible to generalise the application of the outcomes of this study to different populations.

Practical implications

The results of this study confirm the importance of offline factors as a vital tool that support organisations' attempts to encourage their customers to continue using online channels, which are both efficient and convenient. The paper also offers decision makers general guidelines on managing offline factors to stimulate customers' online continual usage behaviour.

Originality/value

The key contribution of this paper is a conceptualisation of predictors of customers' usage of online booking services, that takes into account the most researched offline factors cited in the literature.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 9 November 2010

Mohammad Ahmad Al‐hawari and Samar Mouakket

The main purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of TAM factors in the light of some external factors on students' e‐retention and the mediating role of…

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Purpose

The main purpose of this paper is to highlight the significance of TAM factors in the light of some external factors on students' e‐retention and the mediating role of e‐satisfaction within United Arab Emirates (UAE) e‐learning context.

Design/methodology/approach

The relative importance of TAM factors was examined, as well as enjoyment and blackboard design on students' e‐satisfaction and e‐retention. The survey was designed and administrated using face‐to‐face method. Data were collected from a convenient sample of students who use blackboard system. AMOS 6 was used to test for the hypothesized relationships.

Findings

Perceived usefulness has a direct and positive relationship with students' e‐satisfaction and e‐retention while perceived ease of use has only a direct relationship with students' e‐retention. Design features and enjoyment have only a significant relationship with students' e‐satisfaction without any direct relationship with students' e‐retention. Finally, students' e‐satisfaction has a direct relationship with students' e‐retention.

Research limitations/implications

This research has only surveyed students from one university in UAE. Further testing of the proposed conceptual model across different industries and countries is needed to determine the generalisability and consistency of this study's findings.

Practical implications

The proposed model of students' e‐retention prediction has the potential to help UAE university managers to understand some of the factors influencing students' behaviours and attitudes toward e‐learning systems. This will lead to improving the education quality within the context of UAE.

Originality/value

This paper is a significant trial in how TAM factors and other external factors might influence students' e‐satisfaction and e‐retention within UAE e‐learning context.

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Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-7983

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Publication date: 16 November 2015

Samar Mouakket and Anissa M. Bettayeb

There is a growing demand worldwide for the adoption of Learning management systems (LMS) by academic institutions to support e-Learning platform. Yet limited research has…

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Purpose

There is a growing demand worldwide for the adoption of Learning management systems (LMS) by academic institutions to support e-Learning platform. Yet limited research has been conducted to investigate the factors affecting its usage, particularly by university instructors. To fill this research void, the expectation-confirmation model (ECM) was used as the core framework for analysis, while additional critical independent factors related to organizational, technological and individual characteristics were added to find a better model to understand university instructors’ continuance intention to use Blackboard system as a popular LMS.

Design/methodology/approach

Sample data were gathered from 158 university instructors at a university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who volunteered to participate in this study. Structural equation modeling technique was used to verify the causal relationships between the constructs.

Findings

Perceived usefulness (PU) affected satisfaction of Blackboard system. Both PU and satisfaction affected instructors’ continuance intentions to use Blackboard system. User-interface design affected both PU and satisfaction. Technical support influenced perceived usefulness. Training influenced perceived usefulness, but it had no influence on satisfaction. Computer self-efficacy had no influence on perceived usefulness.

Originality/value

Based on the ECM, this study contributes significantly to the limited body of research on capturing the influence of organizational, technological and individual motivators to explain university instructors’ continuance intention to use LMS.

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International Journal of Web Information Systems, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-0084

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Publication date: 9 November 2010

Matthew Clarke and James Pounder

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Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-7983

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