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Understanding user intention to share information in online social shopping communities: The moderating effect of community equity

L Liu, C Yin, J Yang

Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2014 | Published : 2014


Online social shopping community has substantially changed the way organizations, communities, and individuals communicate. The advance of online social shopping communities facilitates individuals to share and exchange consumption related information. In this study, we attempt to address the question of why individuals intend to share information in social shopping communities. Despite the growing popularity of social shopping communities, theoretical understanding of information sharing in this new form of social media remains unknown. We extend prior knowledge sharing literature into the context of online social shopping communities, and to examine the impacts of psychological motivations..

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