Modelling Electronic Sharing (E-Sharing) Behaviour: A Perspective on Location-aware Technology

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Mutlaq B. Alotaibi 1,*

1. Information Systems Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 12 Mar. 2016 / Revised: 22 Jun. 2016 / Accepted: 15 Aug. 2016 / Published: 8 Jan. 2017

Index Terms

Location-aware, Knowledge, Trust, Rewards, Reputation, Electronic sharing


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors affecting electronic sharing (E-sharing) behaviour, with a particular focus on location-aware technology. Based on an extensive literature review, a structural model consisting of seven factors was proposed to model the E-sharing behaviour of location-based knowledge (LBK). The main constructs were: reward expectancy (WE), reputation expectancy (RE), perceived benefits (PB), perceived trust (PT), attitudes towards LBK, attitudes toward knowledge sharing incentives (KSI) and intention to share knowledge (ISK). The model was examined by empirical data gathered from four hundred and ninety (n=490) respondents. Results herein indicate that attitude toward KSI can be determined by the RE and WE, while attitude toward LBK E-sharing can be predicted by the PB and PT. The two attitude constructs (KSI and LBK) can determine the behavioural ISK. All of the proposed relationships within the model were statistically significant.

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Mutlaq B. Alotaibi,"Modelling Electronic Sharing (E-Sharing) Behaviour: A Perspective on Location-aware Technology", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.9, No.1, pp.20-29, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2017.01.02


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