|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5110824||1483189||2017||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- We examine how social capital is formed in Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) online shopping contexts.
- Both information and system quality positively affect cognitive capital.
- Service quality positively influences structural capital.
- Cognitive and relational capital positively affect loyalty.
Buyers' loyalty is critical for the success and survival of any online seller. Prior research regards social capital as an important determinant of an individual's behavior. However, current knowledge on how social capital is built in the Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) e-commerce context is incomplete. Drawing on signaling theory and social capital theory, this study proposes a model to investigate how sellers' website quality (i.e., information quality, system quality and service quality) affects the development of social capital between buyers and sellers, which in turn improves buyers' loyalty in the C2C online shopping context. Data collected from 307 buyers on TaoBao, China's largest C2C online shopping platform, was used to empirically test the research model. The results indicate that not all of these three dimensions of website quality are positively related to cognitive and structural capital. Furthermore, although cognitive and relational capital are positively related to buyers' loyalty, structural capital is not associated with buyers' loyalty. Our findings bridge the literature gap about the formation of social capital in the C2C e-commerce context by demonstrating how website quality dimensions exert different effects on cognitive and structural capital. For online sellers, the results suggest that they should strategically offer appropriate website quality dimensions to build social capital with buyers in order to maintain buyers' loyalty.
Journal: International Journal of Information Management - Volume 37, Issue 1, Part B, February 2017, Pages 1563-1574