GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ONLINE SHOPPERS’ DECISION-MAKING STYLES

Chyan Yang, Chia Chun Wu

Abstract

Because of the SARS epidemic in Asia, people chose to the Internet shopping instead of going shopping on streets. In other words, SARS actually gave the Internet an opportunity to revive from its earlier bubbles. The purpose of this research is to provide managers of shopping Websites regarding consumer purchasing decisions based on the CSI (Consumer Styles Inventory) which was proposed by Sproles (1985) and Sproles & Kendall(1986). According to the CSI, one can capture the decision-making styles of online shoppers. Furthermore, this research also discusses the gender differences among online shoppers. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to understand the decision-making styles and discriminant analysis was used to distinguish the differences between female and male shoppers. Managers of Internet shopping Websites can design a proper marketing mix with the findings that there are differences in purchasing decisions between genders.

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Yang C. and Wu C. (2004). GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ONLINE SHOPPERS’ DECISION-MAKING STYLES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-15-5, pages 183-190. DOI: 10.5220/0001396001830190


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@conference{icete04,
author={Chyan Yang and Chia Chun Wu},
title={GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ONLINE SHOPPERS’ DECISION-MAKING STYLES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,},
year={2004},
pages={183-190},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001396001830190},
isbn={972-8865-15-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,
TI - GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ONLINE SHOPPERS’ DECISION-MAKING STYLES
SN - 972-8865-15-5
AU - Yang C.
AU - Wu C.
PY - 2004
SP - 183
EP - 190
DO - 10.5220/0001396001830190