Investigating Technology Acceptance towards E-commerce within the Work Wear Sector: A study within business-to-business about business clients’ technology acceptance towards e-commerce
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study business clients’ technology acceptance of e-commerce within business-to-business in the work wear sector. In specific, develop and test a framework in order to analyze the antecedents of perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use behind business clients’ behavioral intention to the usage of e-commerce.
Problem: There is not sufficient research regarding industries and companies that are categorized as laggards (Del Aguila-Obra & Padilla-Melendez, 2006), and furthermore regarding clients’ technology acceptance in a business-to-business context (Doherty & Ellis-Chadwick, 2010). Actors within the work wear sector conduct their businesses in the most traditional way, with physical stores (Ekberg, Fraenkel, Gustavsson, Hamsten & Hedin, 2014). The question is whether this traditional way remain due to skepticism among the business clients’ and their level of technology acceptance.
Method: A proposed framework is developed by the authors, adapted from Technology Acceptance Model (Venkatesh & Davis, 2000) and Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rogers, 1983). This framework is tested through quantitative research, and more specific a questionnaire. Subsequently, the empirical data gathering is assembled, analyzed and concluded into a final proposed framework.
Findings: The final proposed framework incorporates antecedents from the proposed framework, but also new influences that are identified in the empirical findings as relevant. These influences are Age, Gender, Experience and Compliance. Further, the antecedents presented in the final proposed framework are the following: Subjective norm/Opinion leaders, Job relevance/Compatibility, Output quality, Result demonstrability/Observability and Trialability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 79 p.
Behavioral Intention, Business Clients, Business-to-Business, Diffusion of Innovation Theory, E-commerce, Technology Acceptance, Work Wear Sector
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30257ISRN: JU-IHH-FÖA-1-20160220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-30257DiVA: diva2:933452
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
Kaneberg, ElviraZehra, Khizran