Title: The determinants of e-government cloud adoption: multi-case analysis of China

Authors: Yikai Liang; Guijie Qi

Addresses: School of Management, Shandong University, No. 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan, Shandong, China ' School of Management, Shandong University, No. 27 Shanda Nanlu, Jinan, Shandong, China

Abstract: Cloud computing technology offers great benefits and potentials in many organisations including governments. The objective of this paper is to identify the relationship between organisations' adoption attitudes towards e-government cloud. The adoption attitude towards e-government cloud is influenced by multiple factors as drivers and barriers. In this study, based on multi-case study, an integrated model based on the diffusion of innovation theory (DOI), technology-organisation-environment (TOE) framework, technology acceptance model (TAM) and technology task fit (TTF) is applied to gain insights concerning all contextual influences on the adoption attitudes of e-government cloud in China. The results of the study shows that perceived benefit and perceived barrier from cloud technology characteristics, organisational and environmental context, which can reflect the adoption attitude and behaviour of e-government cloud. These findings contribute to academic research and practical implications, advancing our understanding of e-government cloud applications.

Keywords: e-government cloud; organisation adoption; perceived benefit; perceived barrier; multi-case study.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2017.085527

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2017 Vol.17 No.2/3, pp.184 - 201

Received: 04 Apr 2016
Accepted: 08 Jun 2016

Published online: 30 Jul 2017 *

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