Predicting m-commerce adoption determinants: A neural network approach

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    M-commerce has continued to grow at an explosive rate. This purpose of this paper is to examine the predictors of m-commerce adoption by extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model. The extended model incorporates additional constructs such as perceived value, trust, perceived enjoyment and personal innovativeness. A non-linear, non-compensatory model is developed to understand the predictors of m-commerce adoptions. Online survey was used to collect data from 140 Chinese users. Neural network analysis was used to predict m-commerce adoption, and the model was compared with the results from regression analysis. The neural network model outperformed the regression model in adoption prediction, and captured the non-linear relationships between predictors such as perceived value, trust, perceived enjoyment, personal innovativeness, users demographic profiles (e.g. age, gender and educational level), effort expectancy, performance expectancy, social influence and facilitating conditions with m-commerce adoption. This study applied neural network to provide further understanding of m-commerce adoption decisions based on a non-linear, non-compensatory model. The UTAUT model was also extended to examine consumer information systems such as m-commerce. The m-commerce study conducted in this research is in China, one of the fastest growing m-commerce markets in the world.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-530
    Number of pages8
    JournalExpert Systems with Applications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013


    • Consumer behaviour
    • M-commerce
    • Neural network
    • Technology adoption
    • UTAUT

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Artificial Intelligence


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