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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Priego, Nuria 
dc.contributor.authorPorcu, Lucía
dc.identifier.citationNuria Rodríguez-Priego & Lucia Porcu (2021) Challenges in times of a pandemic: what drives and hinders the adoption of location-based applications?, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, DOI: []es_ES
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economics, Industry and Competitiveness under the grant ECO2017-82449-P.es_ES
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dc.description.abstractThe current environment is highly dynamic and undergoing continuous change, and the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how firms and governments need to act promptly to face unexpected threats. In this regard, location-based applications have been implemented successfully in China and South Korea, but in some Western countries, serious privacy issues have been raised. With these premises in mind, this paper has the aim of examining the factors that motivate or discourage users to adopt mobile applications able to trace location. The proposed model is based on the combination of the Protection Motivation Theory, the Theory of Planned Behavior, and the Technology Acceptance Model. A variance-based Structural Equations Modeling approach has been used to test the conceptual model using Partial Least Squares (PLS). The findings show that perceived usefulness positively influences attitude. In addition, subjective norms and self-efficacy were found to be the key drivers of the intention to adopt location-based applications, whilst perceived severity emerged as an important barrier. Finally, this study provides empirical evidence for the positive and significant relationship between the intention to use this type of apps and actual behavior. Academic and managerial implications are drawn and future research directions are suggested.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economics, Industry and Competitiveness ECO2017-82449-Pes_ES
dc.publisherTaylor & Francises_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.subjectMobile appses_ES
dc.subjectLocation-based applicationses_ES
dc.subjectProtection motivation theoryes_ES
dc.subjectTechnology acceptance modeles_ES
dc.subjectTheory of Planned Behaviores_ES
dc.titleChallenges in times of a pandemic: what drives and hinders the adoption of location-based applications?es_ES

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