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Smartphones: Resource Dimensions and Uses

Smartphones: Resource Dimensions and Uses
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Author(s): Ibelema Sam-Epelle (University of Gloucestershire, UK) and Kenneth Appiah (University of Cumbria, UK)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 12
Source title: Leveraging Computer-Mediated Marketing Environments
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Gordon Bowen (Regent's University London, UK) and Wilson Ozuem (University of Cumbria, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7344-9.ch011

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Abstract

Understanding the adoption of technologies is crucial for researchers and practitioners, as identifying key factors helps to predict and explain users' attitude towards adopting or rejecting technology. However, as smartphones are well-diffused technologies, there is contention that research efforts shift to understanding their usage comprehensively. As personal technologies that users make meaning of, smartphone usage is assumed to be more comprehensive than that of previous generation mobile phones. This chapter examines how the usage of smartphones is redefining and increasingly adding value to consumer consumption processes.

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