Assessment of mobile taxi booking apps: An empirical study of adoption by taxi drivers in Medellín-Colombia

Javier A. Sánchez-Torres, Silvana Correa Henao, Isabel Cristina Gomez

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This paper aims to explore the variables that precede the intention and use of Mobile taxi booking (MTB) Apps as tools for taxi drivers to make contact with customers in the city of Medellin, Colombia. A literature review was carried out to select the variables that most effectively represent the analysed behaviour. The methodology was a quantitative study based on theories technology adoption such as the planned behaviour model, the model of the theory of technology adoption, and the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology. The data was collected in Medellin Colombia by means of surveying taxi drivers who use MTB Apps. The data analysis Partial Least Square (PLS) was used and the result more important is the evidence that taxi drivers take the positives factors that this technology provides to contact customers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100500
JournalResearch in Transportation Business and Management
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2020


  • Adoption
  • Competitive action
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Information system development
  • IT-enabled social innovation
  • Management practices
  • Mobile communication
  • Mobile learning
  • Partial least squares
  • Web services transport

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