Virtual Brand Community Expectancy of Growth Moderates the Relationship between Community Identification and Community Participation
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- Expectancy of Growth (EG); Community Identification; Community Participation; Virtual Brand Community; Without Mean Structure
In the process of studying the impact of community identification on community participation in the virtual brand community, this paper adopted structural equation model of latent interactions without using the mean structure to explore the moderating role of expectancy of growth. The results show that the community identification of virtual brand community members directly affects community participation; expectancy of growth moderates the relationship between community identification and community participation: comparing with the lower expectancy of growth members, the positive impact of community identification on community participation is significantly enhanced of the higher; on the contrary, the positive impact of community identification on community participation is significantly Weakened of the lower. These findings will help to understand the important role of the expectancy of growth in the virtual brand community, and also provide new management perspective for e-commerce managers to increase customer participation in their communities.
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TY - CONF AU - Hongquan Chen AU - Wei Gao AU - Shuhua Zhang AU - Yujin Xu AU - Yuxuan Liu PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Virtual Brand Community Expectancy of Growth Moderates the Relationship between Community Identification and Community Participation BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 45 EP - 48 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-18.2018.11 DO - 10.2991/febm-18.2018.11 ID - Chen2018/12 ER -