Factors affecting the acceptance of smartphone diet applications
diet, food allergies, healthy eating, restaurant and food ordering, smartphone apps, technology applications
This article investigated factors affecting customers’ intention to use smartphone diet applications (apps) when ordering food and bev- erages at foodservice businesses. An online questionnaire was designed and empirical data was collected from 395 respondents.Study participants were asked to interact with a smartphone diet app simulation prior to responding the survey questions. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. Study results indicate that individuals are more likely to adopt smartphone dietapps if they are perceived to be useful and enjoyable. Social norms appear to play a significant role in adopting smartphone apps. Individuals with higher personal innovativeness tend to use such apps more often. Study results can assist restaurant operators in developing specific marketing strategies to target particular segments by designing such diet apps and developing menus for niche segments. This is one of the first studies looking at whether smartphone apps can assist individuals in ordering healthier and specific diet menu items at restaurants. This study offers specific theoretical and practical implications.
Okumus, B., Bilgihan, A., & Ozturk, A. B. (2015). Factors affecting the acceptance of smartphone diet applications. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 25(6), 726-747.
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Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Okumus, Bendegul; Bilgihan, Anil; and Ozturk, Ahmet B., "Factors affecting the acceptance of smartphone diet applications" (2015). Rosen Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 515.
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