Editor’s Introduction

Ting-Peng Liang

Abstract


Two papers are included in this issue. The paper by Pahnia, Siponen and Zheng extends the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) by adding the construct of habit and evaluates the proposed model in the Chinese online retailing context. The result shows that habit indeed had a significant effect on the actual use of the website. Its effect size and contribution to the explanatory power of the use behavior were quite significant. This is interesting because habit is an understudied common approach for human to overcome the bounded rationality. We expect the paper to trigger more future studies along this line.

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