E-commerce ethics and its impact on buyer repurchase intentions and loyalty: an empirical study of small and medium Egyptian businesses

Agag, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-5513-0828, 2017. E-commerce ethics and its impact on buyer repurchase intentions and loyalty: an empirical study of small and medium Egyptian businesses. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544

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Abstract

The theoretical understanding of e-commerce has received much attention over the years; however, relatively little focus has been directed towards e-commerce ethics, especially the SMEs B2B e-commerce aspect. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to develop and empirically test a framework that explains the impact of SMEs B2B e-commerce ethics on buyer repurchase intentions and loyalty. Using SEM to analyse the data collected from a sample of SME e-commerce firms in Egypt, the results indicate that buyers’ perceptions of supplier ethics construct is composed of six dimensions (security, non-deception, fulfilment/reliability, service recovery, shared value, and communication) and strongly predictive of online buyer repurchase intentions and loyalty. Furthermore, our results also show that reliability/fulfilment and non-deception are the most effective relationship-building dimensions. In addition, relationship quality has a positive effect on buyer repurchase intentions and loyalty. The results offer important implications for B2B e-commerce and are likely to stimulate further research in the area of relationship marketing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Business Ethics
Creators: Agag, G.
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Date: 28 January 2017
ISSN: 0167-4544
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NumberType
10.1007/s10551-017-3452-3DOI
3452Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 Apr 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 10:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33173

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