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Utilizarea Tehnologiei ”Eye Tracking” Pentru A Măsura Interactivitatea Online: Un Cadru Teoretic

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  • Adriana-Emilia ROBU

    (Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univeristy of Iaşi, Romania)

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Notwithstanding that each and every company, even the sweetshop around the corner has found its way to the Internet, some customers still hesitate to shop online or to shop from one site and ignore the other. In order to build an online effective communication between the participants, one of the most important factors is interactivity. In the last decade it received extensive attention in the marketing literature, but few are the studies which have seen new methods to measure it. Eye tracking technology has been broadly used in the cognitive sciences. The purpose of this study is to investigate the existing literature in order to give insights into the eye tracking methodology when measuring the online interactivity. It also describes the eye tracking technology in general, extracts variousexamplesfrom the eye tracking research field, with different applications, highlights its importance when analyzing the online consumer behavior,giving examplesfrom various studies and finds the key points of the methodological difficulties. Finally, this work has an important merit for the future studies when taking into consideration the eye tracking technologyin the online interactivity research and further, it is relevant for marketers, regarding the enhancement of online interactive interfaces and web or mobile applications.

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  • Adriana-Emilia ROBU, 2013. "Utilizarea Tehnologiei ”Eye Tracking” Pentru A Măsura Interactivitatea Online: Un Cadru Teoretic," Management Intercultural, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 27, pages 78-83, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmj:interc:y:2013:i:27:p:78-83
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    Keywords

    Eye tracking; Website interactivity; Eye movemen; Consumer behavior; Consumer behavior; Visual attention;

    JEL classification:

    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights

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