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Adoption of online purchasing in communities, and its socio-economic implications in regional Central Queensland, Australia

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wallace Taylor, John Dekkers, Barry Marshall, Xia Hong Zhu
This paper analyses the general trends of online purchasing in Central Queensland (CQ) communities during 1999-2002 and identifies the socio-economic factors affecting online purchasing activities. The Online Purchasing Indicator, defined as a combination of percentages of online purchasers and of regular purchasers (>one item/month) within a group, is applied to compare these activities between these two groups. The study identifies that four factors, namely 'personal attributes', 'knowledge', 'trust' and 'need' may play important roles in online purchasing decisions. The research found that regional economic bleeding associated with low local adoption failing to provide justification for local business to adopt electronic purchasing support has not yet reached significant levels.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

293

End Page

307

Number of Pages

15

Start Date

01/01/2003

Finish Date

01/01/2003

ISBN-10

1876674679

Location

Caloundra, Qld.

Publisher

ITiRA 2003 Conference Committee, Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

ITIRA Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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