Abstract—Nowadays there is a constant growth in domain of business-to consumer (B2C) electronic commerce (e-Commerce). Meanwhile, this domain is facing some serious challenges and problems that are, in a wide context, associated to trust, and more particularly initial trust issue. This is because these problems are diagnosed on both potentials online consumers or trustors’ types; potential netizens and potential consumers. Thus, this paper attempts to shed a light on those problems, as well as willing to distinguish between those types. Besides, trust is a crucial concept that requires more demonstration. Whereby, new kinds of trust are recently introduced to demonstrate more about this concept. Since, the antecedents of the interpersonal trusting beliefs can either contribute to the technology trusting beliefs, as being one of the introduced kinds of trust, then this paper also will investigate those antecedents in the context of initial trust in B2CE-Commerce in Malaysia.
Index Terms—B2C e-Commerce, initial trust, potential online trustors’ types, technology trusting beliefs.
S. A. Alshammari is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Arts and Sciencesin University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail:email@example.com).
Z. Dahalin is with the College of Arts and Sciences in University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Samer A. Alshammari and Z. Dahalin, "Introducing Types to Potential Online Trustors and Antecedents to Technology Trusting Beliefs in the Context of Malaysian B2C e-Commerce," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 407 -411 , 2012.