Carefully choose your (payment) partner: How payment provider reputation influences m-commerce transactions

Köster, A; Matt, C; Hess, T (2016). Carefully choose your (payment) partner: How payment provider reputation influences m-commerce transactions. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 15, pp. 26-37. Elsevier 10.1016/j.elerap.2015.11.002

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Due to the fragmentation of the mobile payment market, vendors have a plurality of mobile payment providers they can choose to execute payment processes in the mobile versions of their shops. Besides differences in transaction fees, mobile payment providers can also differ in respect of their reputation. However, it remains unclear how the reputation of mobile payment providers and online vendors interact and affect consumers’ risk perception and transaction intention. Therefore, our study analyses different combinations of mobile payment provider and online vendor reputations and finds that consumers Attribute distinct trusting beliefs towards these two types of market players and that these substantially affect consumers’ intentions to transact. While online vendors with low reputation can profit from embedding reputable mobile payment providers, reputable online vendors do not increase transaction likelihood by integrating reputable mobile payment providers compared with less reputable payment providers. For research, the results provide a novel understanding of the interaction of two market players in the m-commerce value chain subject to varying degrees of reputation. For online vendors, our results give direct guidance in the process of selecting external payment entities to establish consumer trust and facilitate transactions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Matt, Christian

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

1567-4223

Publisher:

Elsevier

Projects:

[849] Digitale Wertschöpfung und Bepreisung Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

Patrick Cédric Munz

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2018 12:03

Last Modified:

18 Oct 2018 15:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.elerap.2015.11.002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.106375

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/106375

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