A three-stage model for smart phone use antecedents

A three-stage model for smart phone use antecedents Due to the widespread use of smart phones with enhanced functions, telecom service providers Have responded in a variety of contexts but have yet to attract enough customers as expected. Few studies have been conducted to understand antecedents for using smart phone mobile services in Taiwan. To acquire a better understanding of why people use smart phone mobile services, we used focus groups to investigate the smart phone consumption decision process. This study combined existing theories, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), perceived playfulness, with new factors discovered through focus groups, to develop a three-stage model for smart phone use antecedents. This model can be adopted by related operators and companies as a foundation for setting business strategies and marketing programs, and also as a reference for other researchers to examine the relationships in the model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

A three-stage model for smart phone use antecedents

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-012-9821-1
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Abstract

Due to the widespread use of smart phones with enhanced functions, telecom service providers Have responded in a variety of contexts but have yet to attract enough customers as expected. Few studies have been conducted to understand antecedents for using smart phone mobile services in Taiwan. To acquire a better understanding of why people use smart phone mobile services, we used focus groups to investigate the smart phone consumption decision process. This study combined existing theories, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), perceived playfulness, with new factors discovered through focus groups, to develop a three-stage model for smart phone use antecedents. This model can be adopted by related operators and companies as a foundation for setting business strategies and marketing programs, and also as a reference for other researchers to examine the relationships in the model.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 11, 2013

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