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Volume 3 (17) Number 2 pp. 79-100

Małgorzata Bartosik-Purgat1, Nela Filimon2, Michael Hinner3

1. Poznań University of Economics and Business, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Department of International Management,Poznań, Poland
2
.Universitat de Girona, Carrer de la Universitat de Girona,Spain
3
. TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics, International Resource Management, Freiberg, Germany.

Determinants of social media’s use in consumer behaviour: an international comparison

Abstract:

This research focuses on the impact of social media (SM) on their users’ behaviour vis-a-vis their decision to purchase goods and services online as well as their attitudes towards these media. The theoretical framework was grounded in the literature of consumers’ behaviour and their interaction with the digital media with a special focus on individual socio-demographics (age and gender). The literature overview allowed the construction of the research hypotheses taking into account the personal traits and the social media usage in terms of consumer activities. The empirical testing of the hypotheses was performed with quantitative methods of analysis applied to a dataset of SM users from six different countries (Poland, China, Spain, Germany, Turkey and US). Findings have shown that SM preferences and their frequency of use have different impacts on consumer behaviour both depending on individual characteristics. Some implications for business managers and marketeers are discussed.

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Keywords: social media, consumer behaviour, international comparison

DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.2.5

For citation:

MLA Bartosik-Purgat, Małgorzata, et al. "Determinants of social media’s use in consumer behaviour: an international comparison." Economics and Business Review EBR 17.2 (2017): 79-100. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.2.5
APA Bartosik-Purgat, M., Filimon, N., & Hinner, M. (2017). Determinants of social media’s use in consumer behaviour: an international comparison. Economics and Business Review EBR 17(2), 79-100 DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.2.5
ISO 690 BARTOSIK-PURGAT, Małgorzata, FILIMON, Nela, HINNER, Michael. Determinants of social media’s use in consumer behaviour: an international comparison. Economics and Business Review EBR, 2017, 17.2: 79-100. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.2.5