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The possibility of the existence of the common method bias cannot be completely eliminated. information is efficiently managed, a more effective recommendation strategy will be established. customer – company identification: expanding the role of relationship marketing”. The ethical performance of the e-commerce web site will, facilitate an increase in trust, which in tur. <>>> E-commerce 2016E-commerce 2016 Kenneth C. LaudonKenneth C. Laudon Carol Guercio TraverCarol Guercio Traver business. It draws on studies of experiences in e-commerce and e-business, as well as e-government, to illuminate the nature of cyber trust and its wider social dimensions, including the main related challenges faced in e-government and some strategies, products and services for dealing with them. 3 0 obj Exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM) were applied to test the hypotheses. In recent years, two topics have made prominent debuts in the management literature—“virtual” corporations and trust within and among organizations. Using the theo, theory, this study argues that mainstream trust rese, The concept of “fetishism” in critical theor. Share. Nardal, S. and Sahin, A. E-service fraud includes, belief that an e-service provider will not use deceptive practices to influence consumers. Introduction The Internet has received a great deal of attention in the media lately due to its tremendous growth in usage by both consumers and businesses. Legal issues. Unlike consumers who shop at offline stores, internet buyers cannot physically inspect, potential purchases (Yen and Lu, 2008). Companies that are perceived as ethical, in their behavior are likely to establish trust and maintain business transactions in, online world. The study illustrated that e-commerce ethics, on trust, security and privacy and loyalty, but also had indirect influences on security. IS literature mentions this as a third. Reliability was measured using Cronbac, (Fornell and Larcker, 1981). Originality/value ‐ With the introduction of internet and e-commerce a large of companies has been performing their business transactions through electronic network. Data breaches happen on a daily basis, but some are bigger than others. The world is used to conducting business and commerce on signed paper documents.Two millennia of commerce has been based on the written document with its value ‘authorized’ by the signature of a duly authorized officer.The current legal practice has paper documents and signatures affixed thereon as its foundation. Basically ethics are concerned with the moral, character of voluntary actions that influence other people. Moreover, some scholars argue that switching costs, as a key, moderating variable, can significantly affect customer loyalty through customer, satisfaction. disapproval or ostracism. A large scale exploratory empirical study”, performance of shopping websites on consumer tr. Kracher, B. and Corritore, C.L. On the other hand, e-sellers have the responsibility to protect the, refers to consumers’ opinion regarding the security of the online payment process and, throughout the transaction process (Chang and Chen, 2009).Various attempts have, been made to differentiate between the public and the private in online platfo, public (newsgroups and bulletin boards), associa, no general conformity over what includes public and private space, environments. 1.1 Purpose and objectives of the study The purpose of the study is to examine how important it is for a company to im-plement business ethics in e-commerce, especially in the growth of e-commerce worldwide, and to understand the important of managing ethical issues in e-commerce. Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems T echnology can be a double-edged sword. Based upon above arguments a conceptual model has been, developed in Figure 1. Thus, the consumer is more likely to be interested, to share personal information with this seller which creates mutual trust. salesperson behavior has a significant impact on security and privacy issues. Smart PLS was used to conduct the data analysis. His research, and teaching interest is focussed on e-commerce (including e-marketing), online social netwo, and e-government. He has been engaged in academic activities more than ten years. technology. E-commerce networks are playing a pivotal role in online business and consumers are more concerned on ethical issues of e-commerce including security, privacy and trust. We also discuss the role of specific emotional reactions of the truster in this process. Brooke, C. (2002), “What does it mean to be ‘critical’ in IS research?”, Caruana, A. and Ewing, M.T. Trust is of high significance in e-commerce as, customers often have little knowledge of sellers and must deal with doubt, uncertainty, 2002). A total of five dimensions of e-service quality have been tested with endogenous variable i.e. This study aims at investigating the effect of shopping websites' perceived ethical performance on consumer trust. Several ethical theories. Practical implications ‐ The research results provide insight into how e-vendors can ease the tension associated with trust-related disputes. He served as a Chief of Engineering Campus in Nepal for three years, from 2005 to 2008. And features: content and audience. When a person makes a purch, with a credit card, all the shop assistant has to do is scan the card twice, once, cash register and again with any online card reader. All rights reserved. 1 0 obj cultural orientation, and loyalty: An exploratory study in Taiwan”, Luarn, P. and Lin, H.H. Hirschheim, R. and Klein, H.K. The research, model and empirical results provides the needs of ethics for organizations, managers, and policy makers. technological fields will always have ethical issues and limitations. Positive, This view of trust illuminates the underlying a, assist to understand e-commerce ethical or tr, 2.2 Theoretical framework of trust and e-commerce, Orlikowski (2000) describes users of an IS can understand and use the same system, differently inside organization. Websites facilitate enterprises selling online but also generate many problems, especially ethical issues that make customers hard to trust the sites. Based on Weiner's (1986) causal attribution theory, we posit that causal attributions (i.e., locus of causality, controllability, and stability) for the cause of a negative outcome in a trusting relationship explain when trustworthiness is in need of repair and how trustworthiness may be repaired by the trustee's efforts. Due to, quality and system quality significantly affect perceived usefulness (Zhou, 2011). . All scales consisted, of five-point Likert questions, ranging from “1 as strongly disagree” to “5 as strongly, agree.” Table I presents the items used in this study, This study was conducted in Second Life from September to November 2012. factors such as, environment, culture and personal development. 5th ed., Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. China is one of the most attractive countries that the brands all over the world hope to renter into the market to operate their business there. and its influence on online marketing. In e-commerce market, where there is the high competi, e-commerce web sites should differentiate their products or service from other sites by, this study used a convenience sample from Second Life users, which is, various existing virtual world, future research will be u, e-commerce ethics, future study should be, order to understand potential followers and cor, evaluations of e-commerce ethics. A prototype was While it is based on moral rules that influence individual and, collective behavior, it is linked with theoretical ethical justifications. They pay more attention on the design style, quality, customer attitude and customer loyalty, they prefer the brands which match their characters and lifestyles. Customer loyalty and trust are the key factors for long-term profitability and growth for organizations. Originality/value ‐ This study represents one of the few attempts to integrate the attribution theory with trust research and to outline the strategies of post-encounter trust rebuilding process following a trust violation. Purpose ‐ The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of causal attributions (locus, stability, and controllability attributes) on trust violations and the coping strategies (affective, functional, and informational initiatives) involved in trust repair on building positive moods within the context of e-commerce. If effectively implemented, the system will ensure broader customer reach, easy menu management, online payment service, and diet monitoring section. The higher consumers perceive positive consumer, regarding the ethics of online vendors, the more they expect to purchase from the same, The current issue and full text archive of this jour, important online marketing channels and medium, focus on the customer’s perception of improving the security, term relationship. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. The internet facilitates companies to engage. Ethical Issues in E-Commerce on the Basis of Online Retailing Ethical, Social, And Political Issues in E-commerce - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. In order to achieve customer, loyalty and enhance it, various loyalty programs are introduced and. ethical issues in e-commerce However, due to the rapid development of Security and privacy are the two major aspects that drive online businesses which lead online consumers to develop trust on the digital environment. Consumers with horizontal, of e-seller’s ethics. Ranganatha, Ganapathy (2002) found major dimensions of business to cus, threshold values can have considerable ef, Maximilien and Singh (2005) indicated that the threshold values are the points where, one person to another and even different for the sam, As the result, one party can be trusted by an individual while it is not trusted by. A major issue in developing ethical research, online environment is determining the private, An optional view was mentioned by Sixsmith and Mur, through the actual process of requesting consent to use, not received much attention within the e-service literature. Lastly, as the study is conducted in Pakistani context, generalizability to other countries particularly outside South Asia may be limited due to difference in customers’ shopping behaviours and attitudes. Security and privacy are the two major aspects. another based on each individual’s soft goals. This study has revealed that technical and social bonds, with the exception of one technical bond (e. g., learning capability), have a significant positive impact on e-trust. Balch and Armstrong (2010) described that, , 2008). This study attempts to examine the antecedents and outcomes of e-trust in online auctions. Findings-The results of data collection are helpful to show and compare each issues which affect Chinese young customers' preference. Chouliaraki, L. and Fairclough, N. (1999), Deloitte, R. and Touche, E. (2000), “Commerce security – a global status report”, Information. This article reviews the incredible growth of electronic commerce (e-commerce) and presents ethical issues that have emerged. This paradox can be succinctly stated: the short-term, transient deal-making on which the efficiency of the virtual corporation rests greatly impedes the development of the mutually trusting and cooperative relationships on which its success depends. The proposed assessment tool covers these fundamental elements and consists of two questionnaires used to assess the trustworthiness. We live in an “information society,” where power and wealth increasingly depend on information and knowledge as central assets. In this paper, we look at the new frontier of e-commerce, the ethical challenges it is facing and discuss some of the problems encountered and some of the solutions that are evolving. <> One of the interesting and, of course, new topics in the field of information technology science is computer ethics or IT ethics. Organizations use e-commerce web sites, to reach target customers. New forms of E-Commerce that enables new business practices have many advantages but also bring numerous risks. 4 0 obj It is essential to note that ethics is more than, some types of behavior. It’s an affordable way to a… and privacy through trust, and on loyalty through both trust and security and privacy. E-trust also has a significant positive influence on word-of-mouse and e-loyalty. Ethics concerned with choosing the alternative among right and wrong. (2003), “Revenue management and e-commerce”. Effect of e-commerce ethics on security and privacy (path coefficient. As such, the two asp. Systems Audit and Control Association, p. 52. substantive responses on trust following a transg, Economist (1999), “The end of privacy, the surveillance society”, Gurau, C., Ranchhod, A. and Gauzente, C. (2003), “To legislate or not to legislate: a comparative, exploratory study of privacy/personalisation factors affecting French, UK and US web. endobj Which can provide the main ideas to the fashion brand managers, to consider of whether they should take the most suitable action to appeal the young customers and make changes to meet their requirement to become better. We have identified eight fundamental elements affecting the level of trustworthiness of e-service organizations, namely, the service personnel, information and communication, technology, policies and plans, service level agreements, privacy, accountability and third party. (McKinght and Chervany, 2002). This article contributes to enhance the determinants that have an influence in gaining customer trust and loyalty and provides interesting perspective of Pakistani consumers. rez, G. (2011), “Trust and reputation models comparison”, Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, Trust in Organizations: Frontiers of Theor, n, S. (2010), “Relational consequences of perceived deception in online shopping: the, Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace, Ethics Technology: Ethical Issues in an Age of Information and. A case has been made that in this conceptual model the concepts of technical and social bonds serve to significantly contribute to word-of-mouse and e-loyalty (behavioral and attitudinal) through e-trust. This study developed an online food ordering and diet monitoring system that can be of better use in University eateries or restaurants such as those at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Also, a conceptual research model has been proposed to examine the effects of consumer attitude, consumer service, privacy, reliability and website design on consumer. First, the findings suggest that e-commerce web sites as well as virtual, worlds bears high social and business responsibility. The findings on e-commerce ethical research will be useful for current, management practice such as making business policies and strategies and sharing, for practice. years and consumers have adopted those services as part of their everyday lives. Structure equation modeling is employed to verify and validate the research model. customer satisfaction. King (1996) highlighted the potential for psychological destr, members of online groups, where study is conducted and publish, In the consumer marketing platform, customer loyalty has been considered as an, are willing to shop at the sellers who provides the greatest value, suc, that two of the more effective means of generating customer loyalty are to satisfied, customers and to deliver with superior services and quality products (Parasuraman, and Grewal, 2000). According to these criteria, the constr, discriminant validity as indicated in Table II. The issues such as tax loss and tax evasion are crucial in terms of countries. Every time someone visit the web, the website system retains some trails of the users that can be refer later, this trails are normal call logs. These statements aim to measure the dependent and the independent variables. 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Trust is considered to be characterized b, Distrust consists of cognitive states of skepticis, important factors of e-commerce. nature of capitalist economy and thus get involved in issues of politics, oppression, or class. If a company wants to take advantage of the growth and low costs. The, ethics of online service providers, which includes privacy, security, non-deception and, strong economic component that has allowed e-commerce, and Bilegan, 2003). Moreover, E-Services are becoming increasingly important in B2C e-commerce for improving customer relations and increasing sales and developing countries are of no exception to it. It may also encourage EC vendors to enhance their websites' ethical performance so they could gain trust from customers. 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