Consumer acceptance towards aquaponic products

Masran Tamin, and Amran Harun, and Abentin Estim, and Syafiqah Saufie, and Salleh Obong, (2015) Consumer acceptance towards aquaponic products. IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 17 (8). pp. 49-64. ISSN 2278-487X

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Abstract

Aquaponic in Malaysia is considered as a new product category, which the product is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponic system. Since a lot of past studies have urged the need to understand consumer acceptance of new product, this study aims to understand how Malaysian consumer will response to this newly product- Aquaponic. To achieve the objective, this study used Theory of Plan Behavior whereby intention to purchase of Aquaponic products was used to understand the reception of Malaysian consumer towards Aquaponic products. The dimension of attitude (relative advantage and compatibility), subjective norm, perceive behavioral control (perceived knowledge and self-efficacy) and trust were examined. This study also investigated the effect of types of consumer (urban and rural consumer) as a moderator. A total of 390 respondents participated in this study with the use of closed-ended questionnaires. Findings indicated that relative advantage, compatibility, subjective norm, and perceived knowledge had significant relationship with purchase intention of Aquaponic products. It was also found that types of consumers did not have a moderating effect on Aquaponic acceptance. Therefore, the high intention among consumer to purchase Aquaponic products will significantly affect local aquaculture industry which aquaculture is well known for its environmental friendly business orientation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aquaculture , hydroponic system , theory of Plan Behavior
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage
ID Code:15336
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:09 Jan 2017 09:03
Last Modified:09 Jan 2017 09:03

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