E-commerce has significantly reshaped consumers’ shopping processes and habits. The need to understand the key drivers of online shopping has received keen attention and fueled a rich strand of studies. To help managers and researchers synthesize this growing body of evidence, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to unearth the factors that influence consumers’ online shopping. Our main takeaways reveal that the most important drivers of online shopping (a) conform to the TAM and TPB theories, in addition to (b) website characteristics and past experience. In particular, the multiple predictors are strongly related to online purchase intentions and purchase behavior, where attitude and convenience show the strongest impact. Furthermore, moderator analyses indicate that cultural traits have specific moderating effects on the links between purchase intention and some of its drivers. For instance, power distance and uncertainty avoidance have a positive effect, while individualism, indulgence and masculinity have a negative one. Finally, we apply meta-analytic structural equation modeling to test a conceptual framework including four groups of drivers (consumer–channel interactions, website characteristics, social influence, and consumer characteristics) and different aspects of online shopping. The findings provide valuable insights for online shopping research and practice.

Drivers of Consumer Adoption of e-Commerce: a Meta-Analysis / Zerbini, Cristina; Bijmolt, Tammo H. A.; Maestripieri, Silvia; Luceri, Beatrice. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MARKETING. - ISSN 0167-8116. - (In corso di stampa). [10.1016/j.ijresmar.2022.04.003]

Drivers of Consumer Adoption of e-Commerce: a Meta-Analysis

Zerbini, Cristina;Maestripieri, Silvia;Luceri, Beatrice
In corso di stampa

Abstract

E-commerce has significantly reshaped consumers’ shopping processes and habits. The need to understand the key drivers of online shopping has received keen attention and fueled a rich strand of studies. To help managers and researchers synthesize this growing body of evidence, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to unearth the factors that influence consumers’ online shopping. Our main takeaways reveal that the most important drivers of online shopping (a) conform to the TAM and TPB theories, in addition to (b) website characteristics and past experience. In particular, the multiple predictors are strongly related to online purchase intentions and purchase behavior, where attitude and convenience show the strongest impact. Furthermore, moderator analyses indicate that cultural traits have specific moderating effects on the links between purchase intention and some of its drivers. For instance, power distance and uncertainty avoidance have a positive effect, while individualism, indulgence and masculinity have a negative one. Finally, we apply meta-analytic structural equation modeling to test a conceptual framework including four groups of drivers (consumer–channel interactions, website characteristics, social influence, and consumer characteristics) and different aspects of online shopping. The findings provide valuable insights for online shopping research and practice.
Drivers of Consumer Adoption of e-Commerce: a Meta-Analysis / Zerbini, Cristina; Bijmolt, Tammo H. A.; Maestripieri, Silvia; Luceri, Beatrice. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MARKETING. - ISSN 0167-8116. - (In corso di stampa). [10.1016/j.ijresmar.2022.04.003]
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