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Preliminary insight into cloud computing adoption in a developing country

Preliminary insight into cloud computing adoption in a developing country
Preliminary insight into cloud computing adoption in a developing country
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of cloud computing adoption (CCA) in a developing country context through the lens of the technology, organisation and environment (TOE) framework.Design/methodology/approach – The study was carried out using the quantitative research methodology based on a survey of 305 organisations from different industries in Ghana. Based on the TOE framework, a conceptual model consisting of ten hypotheses were proposed and tested through a confirmatory factor analysis and logistic regression analysis.Findings – The findings indicate that relative advantage, security concern, top management support, technology readiness, competitive pressure and trading partners’ pressure were the TOE factors found to be significant in CCA in a developing country context. Conversely, firm size, scope, compatibility and regulatory support were found to be insignificant.Originality/value – This study provides insights into CCA across different industries in a developing country environment. The study is arguably the first kind of empirical research into CCA in a developing country context, specifically in Ghana. The findings from this study provide a foundation for other studies as well as constructive insights for the development of cloud computing, due to its infancy in the developing world.
Determinants, TOE, Ghana, Cloud computing, Developing countries, Adoption
1741-0398
505-524
Senyo, PK
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Effah, John
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Addae, Erasmus
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Senyo, PK
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Effah, John
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Addae, Erasmus
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Senyo, PK, Effah, John and Addae, Erasmus (2016) Preliminary insight into cloud computing adoption in a developing country. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 29 (4), 505-524. (doi:10.1108/JEIM-09-2014-0094).

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of cloud computing adoption (CCA) in a developing country context through the lens of the technology, organisation and environment (TOE) framework.Design/methodology/approach – The study was carried out using the quantitative research methodology based on a survey of 305 organisations from different industries in Ghana. Based on the TOE framework, a conceptual model consisting of ten hypotheses were proposed and tested through a confirmatory factor analysis and logistic regression analysis.Findings – The findings indicate that relative advantage, security concern, top management support, technology readiness, competitive pressure and trading partners’ pressure were the TOE factors found to be significant in CCA in a developing country context. Conversely, firm size, scope, compatibility and regulatory support were found to be insignificant.Originality/value – This study provides insights into CCA across different industries in a developing country environment. The study is arguably the first kind of empirical research into CCA in a developing country context, specifically in Ghana. The findings from this study provide a foundation for other studies as well as constructive insights for the development of cloud computing, due to its infancy in the developing world.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 July 2016
Published date: 11 July 2016
Keywords: Determinants, TOE, Ghana, Cloud computing, Developing countries, Adoption

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Local EPrints ID: 437687
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437687
ISSN: 1741-0398
PURE UUID: 93a6698f-09a6-4ddf-b296-52905c25eec1
ORCID for PK Senyo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7126-3826

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Last modified: 12 Mar 2020 01:46

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