Consumer Influences on Pirated Software Purchases: Perspectives from an Emerging Gulf Nation
Sohail. Sadiq M and Turki Al-Thonayen (2012). "Consumer influences on pirated software purchases: perspectives from an emerging Gulf nation, “International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, Vol. 5 No.1 pp 43-56.
15 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2015
Date Written: 2012
This paper examines the factors that influence consumer attitude towards software purchase of pirated software in Saudi Arabia. Based on a review of literature, a model is developed that examines the personal, social, attitudinal and other factors that influence an intention to purchase pirated software. Results reveal that four social and personal factors are important in influencing consumer attitudes. Study also finds significant differences in attitude towards software purchase by buyers and non-buyers. Other findings are also reported. This research is one of the first to examine the software piracy issue in Saudi Arabia. Several practice implications are discussed.
Keywords: software piracy; consumer behaviour; counterfeiting Saudi Arabia.
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