Consumer motivations in browsing online stores with mobile devices

Akinori Ono, Azusa Nakamura, Ayako Okuno, Masayoshi Sumikawa

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We examine the effects of consumer motivations on browsing online stores with mobile devices and compare them with those on browsing physical stores. The results of the simultaneous analysis in multiple populations with structural equation modeling show that four kinds of motivations affect browsing mobile-based online stores, whereas three motivations affect browsing physical stores. This study implies that idea motivation is the most important determinant of both mobile and offline browsing. Also, it implies that adventure motivation and value motivation are important for mobile-based online stores, whereas gratification motivation is important for physical stores. This is the first study to examine the determinants of browsing intention in both physical stores and mobile-based online stores and will contribute to better understanding in-store browsing activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-178
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Commerce
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 1


  • Hedonic shopping motivations
  • mobile commerce
  • mobile-based online store
  • simultaneous analysis in multiple populations
  • structural equation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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