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A model of mobile payment usage among Arab consumers

A model of mobile payment usage among Arab consumers The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of perceived satisfaction with mobile payment applications based on use experience, and subsequent stated expectations on brand loyalty and future use behavior using a theory-based research integrative model of factors that influence Arabs’ intentions to use mobile payment application(s).Design/methodology/approachA conceptual model was developed using the mixed research method approach. The focus group approach was used for the qualitative study and structural equation modeling for the quantitative study. Primary data were collected online. Participants were 305 Arab consumers from nine countries in the Middle East.FindingsSatisfaction with the quality of mobile payment application(s) increased use experience and enhanced consumers’ expectations, which in turn positively affected loyalty and purchase intentions.Research limitations/implicationsThe study encompassed mobile payment application(s) in nine countries rather than focusing on one market, or on one product type and business. The paper did not perform a comparative study between sampled Arab countries, but rather it sees all countries and respondents just as Arabs.Practical implicationsService providers should build mobile application(s) based on the features of usability, availability, reliability, adaptability, accessibility, responsiveness and security.Originality/valueThis study is one of the first studies that empirically examines mobile payment consumer’s usage behavior from nine countries of the Arab world where there is scarce research on the topic in the region. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Bank Marketing Emerald Publishing

A model of mobile payment usage among Arab consumers

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0265-2323
DOI
10.1108/ijbm-05-2017-0080
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of perceived satisfaction with mobile payment applications based on use experience, and subsequent stated expectations on brand loyalty and future use behavior using a theory-based research integrative model of factors that influence Arabs’ intentions to use mobile payment application(s).Design/methodology/approachA conceptual model was developed using the mixed research method approach. The focus group approach was used for the qualitative study and structural equation modeling for the quantitative study. Primary data were collected online. Participants were 305 Arab consumers from nine countries in the Middle East.FindingsSatisfaction with the quality of mobile payment application(s) increased use experience and enhanced consumers’ expectations, which in turn positively affected loyalty and purchase intentions.Research limitations/implicationsThe study encompassed mobile payment application(s) in nine countries rather than focusing on one market, or on one product type and business. The paper did not perform a comparative study between sampled Arab countries, but rather it sees all countries and respondents just as Arabs.Practical implicationsService providers should build mobile application(s) based on the features of usability, availability, reliability, adaptability, accessibility, responsiveness and security.Originality/valueThis study is one of the first studies that empirically examines mobile payment consumer’s usage behavior from nine countries of the Arab world where there is scarce research on the topic in the region.

Journal

International Journal of Bank MarketingEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 18, 2018

Keywords: Brand loyalty; Experience; Expectations; Arabs; Mobile payment applications

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