Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 145–159 | Cite as

A Comparative Study of Consumers’ Purchase Intention on Different Internet Platforms

  • Attasit PatanasiriEmail author
  • Donyaprueth Krairit


The aim of this paper is to study consumers’ purchase intention on web-based and social-based B2C e-commerce platforms. This research is one of the first empirical studies to employ the Stimulus-Organism-Response Model (S-O-R Model) as a main research model. The researchers found six findings which contrast with the previous literature. First, the two-way communication tools provided by the platform are not powerful enough to significantly affect the emotional needs of online consumers. Second, the stimulus that affect user’s interpretation of online information is the two-way communication tools provided by the platform. Third, the risk perceived by a consumer in contemplating a particular purchase action does not significantly affect the emotional needs of consumers. Fourth, the stimulus that affects users’ curiosity aroused while interacting with the platform is the ability of the platform to enhance user participation in the platform’s activities. Fifth, consumers’ emotional needs significantly affect online consumers’ purchase intention. Finally, the degree of users’ attention while using the platform significantly affects consumers’ purchase intention.


E-commerce Social-commerce Stimulus-organism-response model Web-based e-commerce 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Asian Institute of TechnologyPathum ThaniThailand

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