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    Title: The Influence of Green Viral Communications on Green Purchase Intentions: The Mediating Role of Consumers’ Susceptibility to Interpersonal Influences
    Authors: Chang, Sheng-Hsiung
    Contributors: 淡江大學國際企業學系
    Keywords: green viral communication;green purchase intention;normative interpersonal influence;informational interpersonal influence;green marketing
    Date: 2015-05-01
    Issue Date: 2015-05-07 12:28:47 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Basel: M D P I AG
    Abstract: This paper aims to incorporate the diffusion of innovation theory and conformity theory to explain consumers’ green purchase intentions. To this end, a conceptual model has been proposed and subjected to empirical verification with the use of a survey method. Using a sample of Taiwanese consumers who had the actual purchase experience of green detergents, this study employed structural equation modeling to verify the hypothesis proposed. The empirical results suggested that green viral communication was positively related to normative interpersonal influence, informational interpersonal influence and green purchase intention. Informational interpersonal influence also had a positive impact on green purchase intention. However, the relationship between consumer’s normative interpersonal influence and green purchase intention was not supported. Thus, this study concludes that green marketers must strengthen their green viral communications skills to enhance consumers’ purchase intentions. In addition, this study also contributes to the literature by stating that consumers’ susceptibility to informational interpersonal relationships is an important mediator in the green viral communication and green purchase intentions relationship. This study discusses implications of the findings and research limitations at the end of the paper.
    Relation: Sustainability 7(5), pp.4829-4849
    DOI: 10.3390/su7054829
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