Location

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Event Website

http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu

Start Date

1-4-2017

End Date

1-7-2017

Description

Most research examining individuals’ bidding behavior in online auctions has used the lens of a rational decision making process. However, bidding behavior is also influenced by non-rational factors. Anthropomorphism, attributing human characteristics to a non-human object, has been studied in many disciplines, but has not been investigated in online auctions. This study aims to identify whether auditory and visual design factors for a non-human product would induce anthropomorphism and impact individuals' bidding decision. Results show that visual design induces individuals’ anthropomorphism and also impacts bidding decisions.

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Jan 4th, 12:00 AM Jan 7th, 12:00 AM

Interacting Like Humans? Understanding the Effect of Anthropomorphism on Consumer’s Willingness to Pay in Online Auctions

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Most research examining individuals’ bidding behavior in online auctions has used the lens of a rational decision making process. However, bidding behavior is also influenced by non-rational factors. Anthropomorphism, attributing human characteristics to a non-human object, has been studied in many disciplines, but has not been investigated in online auctions. This study aims to identify whether auditory and visual design factors for a non-human product would induce anthropomorphism and impact individuals' bidding decision. Results show that visual design induces individuals’ anthropomorphism and also impacts bidding decisions.

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