The effect of privacy concerns on the purchasing behavior among Malaysian smartphone users

Zakariya Belkhamza, and Mohd Adzwin Faris Niasin, and Sidah Idris, (2016) The effect of privacy concerns on the purchasing behavior among Malaysian smartphone users. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), 8 (3). pp. 38-52. ISSN 1941-6288


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The rise of e-commerce and m-commerce has brought the intention to the privacy concerns among mobile buyers, and studies showed that it is an important factor that affect attitude and intention to buy products or services through smartphones. The objective of this paper is to investigate the issue of privacy concerns on the attitude and purchasing intention among Malaysian smartphone users. This was performed by investigating the relationships between privacy concerns and attitude towards purchase, as well as between the privacy concerns and the intention to purchase using smartphone apps. The paper provides significant insights on the issue of privacy concerns in the usage of smartphones which can help developers such as Google and Apple to improve their apps stores to provide better protection for users' privacy and security in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: online, privacy concerns, buy products, smartphones
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 06:33
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 06:55

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