Consumer acceptance of mobile marketing through mobile phones: a case study of South African University students

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dc.contributor.advisor Kadyamatimba, A.
dc.contributor.advisor Zindiye, S.
dc.contributor.advisor Chibonda, T.
dc.contributor.author Donga, Gift Taruwandira
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-08T16:29:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-08T16:29:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/674
dc.description MCom (Business Management)
dc.description Department of Business Management
dc.description.abstract Consumer mobile phone adoption is on the rise exponentially, and offers marketers with many new opportunities to reach and serve customers. The South African mobile phone market has increased rapidly and a significant proportion of mobile services usage in South Africa is the youth. South African youths are following international trends as well as becoming the fastest-growing group in terms of technology adoption in the country. The prevalence of mobile technology as well as its capability to enable laser precision marketing on an individual basis has directed marketers to consider the adoption of mobile marketing. However, the question remains whether consumers are ready for uptake of mobile phone marketing. The purpose of this study was to bring light and create an understanding of the factors affecting university students’ willingness to participate in mobile phone marketing in South Africa. This study used a positivist paradigm that ensures that there is a gap between the researcher’s subjective bias and the objective reality being studied. The study was descriptive in nature with survey method being used to complete the study. The quantitative research technique was applied with data being collected from respondents by a self-administered questionnaire targeted at youth students from selected South African Universities. The questionnaire was pre-tested in a pilot study involving the research participants to identify errors in the research questionnaire and to ensure that the data collected would be relevant and as precise as possible. Findings from this study revealed how consumers want to participate in mobile marketing as well as the contributory factors influencing the acceptance of mobile marketing. Furthermore, this study supplements to the increasing body of evidence on mobile marketing acceptance. The study can also assist managers to utilise the potential of this marketing medium amongst university students in South Africa. More essentially, this study also provided information that can be used to monitor decision making towards mobile advertisements and marketing planning. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 105 leaves : Color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mobile marketing en_US
dc.subject Mobile technology en_US
dc.subject Consumer acceptance en_US
dc.subject Technology adoption en_US
dc.subject University students en_US
dc.title Consumer acceptance of mobile marketing through mobile phones: a case study of South African University students en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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