Moving from evaluation to trial: The case of cloud ERP adoption in SMEs

Salim, Siti Aisyah (2015) Moving from evaluation to trial: The case of cloud ERP adoption in SMEs. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study proposes that the adoption process of complex-wide systems (e.g. cloud ERP) should be observed as multi-stage actions. Two theoretical lenses were utilised for this study with critical adoption factors identified through the theory of planned behaviour and the progression of each adoption factor observed through Ettlie's (1980) multi-stage adoption model. Together with a survey method, this study has employed data gathered from 162 decision-makers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Using both linear and non-linear approaches for the data analysis, the study findings have shown that the level of importance for adoption factors changes across different adoption stages.

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ID Code: 87763
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Sedera, Darshana & Sawang, Sukanlaya
Keywords: Technology adoption, small and medium-sized enterprises, cloud ERP, multi-stages, theory of planned behaviour
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2015 05:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 05:30

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