Purpose - Despite ample research on the adoption of online banking, the post-adoption phase remains largely neglected. The purpose of this paper is to develop a new conceptual model to investigate drivers, attitudes and behaviours in the post-adoption phase of the e-postbox, a co-creative online banking feature.
Design/methodology/approach - Research from bank marketing, services marketing, information systems and relationship management informs the proposed post-adoption model. Empirical tests rely on structural equation modelling and a sample of 750 current customers of the e-postbox of a large German bank.
Findings - The proposed model provides a multifaceted view of the post-adoption phase, including task-related, organisation-related and interpersonal communication-related drivers. This study reveals the importance of integrating dual interpersonal communication as a post-adoption driver and a post-adoption behaviour. It also extends the technology acceptance model by applying it to the post-adoption phase. Significant effects of age further suggest that younger customers express the most favourable attitudes towards and highest intentions to continue using the e-postbox; interestingly, older customers use it more and share more word-of-mouth.
Research limitations/implications - This paper develops a post-adoption model that highlights the importance of continued usage for successful co-creation between the bank and its customers.
Practical implications - Managers can encourage continued usage during the post-adoption phase of a co-creative, digitalised service, which determines the retention of current customers and opportunities to attain new customers.
Originality/value - This study defines and establishes constructs for the post-adoption phase and categorises them according to post-adoption drivers, attitudes and behaviours.
- online banking
- Continuance intention
- Continued usage
- Online banking
- AFFECTIVE RESPONSES
- E-SERVICE QUALITY
- USER ACCEPTANCE
- ELABORATION LIKELIHOOD MODEL
- WEB PERSONALIZATION
- CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE
- INTERNET BANKING
- TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL