Title: To identify the determinants of the CloudIoT technologies adoption in the Indian MSMEs: structural equation modelling approach

Authors: Vaibhav S. Narwane; Balkrishna E. Narkhede; Rakesh D. Raut; Bhaskar B. Gardas; Pragati Priyadarshinee; Mahesh S. Kavre

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin-400019, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin-400019, India ' Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, NITIE, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin-400087, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin-400019, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Room No. 342, Hostel No. 3, Vihar Lake, Mumbai-400087, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Pin-400019, India

Abstract: In everyday life, we come across multiple emerging applications of CloudIoT like the smartphone, smart television, smart city, smart factory, smart agriculture, etc. CloudIoT is the collaboration of cloud computing and internet of things technology. Even though IoT and cloud are having contradicting characteristics, the collaboration of IoT and cloud helps in solving their issues partially and gives rise to new services. The objective of this study is to develop a model using the structural equation modelling approach to identify the determinants of the CloudIoT technologies adoption in the Indian MSMEs, which have significant contribution in the national growth. The determinants considered for the study were cloud computing, perceived IT security risk, social influence, internet of things, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, trust, and intention to use. The data were collected from the 500 respondents of Indian MSMEs. The results of the investigation revealed that cloud computing, social influence, internet of things, perceived ease of use, trust, and perceived IT security risk positively influence the intention to use. The developed model is intended to guide the organisational managers, decision, and policymakers in understanding the relationship between the various determinants and intention to use CloudIoT technologies.

Keywords: internet of things; IoT; cloud computing; CloudIoT; micro small and medium enterprises; MSMEs; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2019.101110

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2019 Vol.31 No.3, pp.322 - 353

Available online: 22 Jul 2019 *

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