AFTER being acknowledged with the 2015 Highly Commended Award by Emerald (UK)’s Journal of Service Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) business and finance senior lecturer Garry Tan Wei Han won new recogitions when his paper on mobile technology was again named the Most Downloaded Article by Elsevier (USA)’s Expert Systems with Applications journal.
Titled “Mobile Technology Acceptance Model: An Investigation using Mobile Users to Explore Smartphone Credit Card”, the paper was co-authored with Prof Ooi Keng Boon of UCSI University and sheds light on the applicability of Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone payment in Malaysia.
According to Tan, the adoption rate of smartphone payment has not been encouraging over the years despite the tremendous benefits.
“The award is based on the number of downloads worldwide in the first 90 days after publishing.
“This journal contains a high number of quality research papers produced by reputable authors.
“Therefore, it’s heartening that our paper was already one of the most downloaded within the first few weeks after it was published,” said Tan.
He added that one of their previous articles on NFC-enabled smartphone payment was also ranked second Most Cited Articles with Elsevier (USA)’s Telematics and Informatics journal.
Noting that research in the NFC field was gaining wide popularity, Tan said he foresaw more research articles on NFC-enabled payments to be done in the future.