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Title: An investigation of online group-buying institution and buyer behavior
Authors: Tan, C.-H. 
Goh, K.-Y. 
Teo, H.-H. 
Keywords: Electronic market
Group-buying
Interdependence theory
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Tan, C.-H.,Goh, K.-Y.,Teo, H.-H. (2007). An investigation of online group-buying institution and buyer behavior. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 4553 LNCS (PART 4) : 124-131. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study draws on interdependency theory to propose and assess the effects of two artifacts - conditional purchase and information cue - on decisional choice in the online group-buying context. Our results suggest that buyers presented with conditional purchase options (i.e., of not honoring the purchase when the expected discount price is not met) are more willing to make a purchase choice (i.e., deviate from an inactive inertia). Counter-intuitively, provision of information cues (i.e., information about procurement actions of the other buyers) appears to induce inaction. However, when a choice has to be made between a riskier and a less risky choice, the presence of information cues leads to a higher propensity for the riskier choice. Implications for theory and practice are further discussed. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
Source Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42704
ISBN: 9783540731092
ISSN: 03029743
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