Investigating consumer attitude and intention towards online food purchasing in an emerging economy: An extended TAM approach

Thi Thu Ha Nguyen, Ninh Nguyen, Thi Bich Loan Nguyen, Thi Thu Hoai Phan, Lan Phuong Bui, Hee Cheol Moon

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Abstract

Along with the development of the Internet and technology, food retailers have increasingly adopted online channels that enable consumers to buy food products online. This research aims to investigate the factors that influence consumer attitude and intention towards online food purchasing. A research framework was developed by combining the technology acceptance model with website trust, which is an important facilitator of online shopping. Using an online survey, data were obtained from 319 online food shoppers in an Asian emerging economy, i.e., Vietnam. Results from structural equation modeling show that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and website trust are important drivers of attitude towards online food purchasing. Among these drivers, perceived ease of use has the greatest impact on attitude. Additionally, attitude and website trust exert a direct and positive effect on intention towards online food purchasing. Taken together, these findings have important managerial implications for key stakeholders, such as online food retailers, associations, and policy makers. One key implication is that online food sellers must endeavor to make their websites simple to use, easy to navigate, reliable, and secure. Several potential caveats for future research studies are also presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number576
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalFoods
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

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