Determining the Self-Service Technology Adoption in Saudi Arabia: A Multi-Industry Approach

Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar


This study investigates the adoption of self-service technologies (SST) among consumers in Saudi Arabia using the multi-industry approach. Unlike the majority of previous studies which either focuses on a specific industry or a specific SST, this study looks at SST adoption across multiple industries and across various SST platforms. In addition, it proposes a new construct—“consumers seek values” comprising of time convenience, ease of use, usefulness, secure/privacy, autonomy, service ubiquity and enjoyment adopting the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as the research framework. The model includes consumer demographic characteristics which represents the exogenous variable while consumer adoption of SST as the endogenous variable. Based from a mall-intercept technique, a final usable sample comprises of 400 respondents was collected in four major cities in Saudi Arabia. This represents an effective response rate of 44%. The hypothesis was tested using SEM and WrapPLS to illustrate the relationship. The results showed that the proposed framework was significant. 



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International Journal of Marketing Studies  ISSN 1918-719X(Print) ISSN 1918-7203(Online)

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