Drivers for Strategic Choice of Cloud Computing as Online Service in SMEs

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012)
Pages3529-3539
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Conference

Title33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012)
PlaceUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16 - 19 December 2012

Abstract

Cloud Computing Service (CCS) paradigm is changing IT strategy of organizations in the digital world. CCS that requires few upfront investments and uses lease-based pricing is especially relevant to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which have limited resources and may not know their true valuation for the IT prior to adoption. Thus, this research aims to investigate the influential factors of SMEs' strategic choice of CCS as online service. Relying upon Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) paradigm, we identify both generic and context-specific factors from the three aspects and explain how the identified factors affect SMEs' CCS strategic choices. We hope this research can make contributions to innovation diffusion theory and IT strategy literature. We also hope the research with progress going on can generate insights for the CCS vendors who care about the sector of SME as well as the government administrators to make appropriate policies or supports for SMEs.

Research Area(s)

  • Cloud computing, Innovation diffusion, IT strategy, Online service, TOE paradigm

Citation Format(s)

Drivers for Strategic Choice of Cloud Computing as Online Service in SMEs. / Li, Min; Yu, Yan; Zhao, J. Leon; Li, Xin.

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012). Vol. 4 2012. p. 3529-3539.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review