Understanding retailers' acceptance of virtual stores

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The acceptance of e-commerce among consumers has stimulated the rise of virtual stores. Increasing traditional retailers or people who do not have sufficient capital for maintaining a brick-And-mortar store have considered using virtual stores to reach global market. In the e-commerce literature, there has been rich research evidence concerning consumers' acceptance of virtual stores. However, rigorous academic research on retailers' acceptance of virtual stores is relatively scarce today. This study draws upon the theory of planned behavior and information richness theory to propose an integrated theoretical model. A field survey is used to collect data from e-Tailers. The data are analyzed to examine the six relationships posited in the research model. Findings of this study provide a further research avenue for e-commerce, and implications for those who are managing or considering using virtual stores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-336
Number of pages9
JournalKnowledge Management and E-Learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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