Determinants of adoption and use of mobile cloud computing in firms

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Abstract

The combination of mobile technology and cloud computing, that became known as mobile cloud computing (MCC) in the literature, has emerged recently as a very active research area in information systems (IS). In this context, cloud computing can contribute to overcome the limitations of mobile technology and amplify the scope of its utilization by executing mobile applications on resource providers external to the devices. We have identified a major gap, however, in the research literature: the absence of a framework that can be used to assist organizations in assessing their potential for adopting MCC for business purposes. This study attempts to bridge this gap by developing and proposing a framework which focuses on identifying and examining the factors that influence firms' adoption of MCC, as well as its continuation to use it. We assess whether information technologies enabled process virtualization capabilities impact organizational MCC adoption and use, proposing a conceptual model that combines two theories: process virtualization theory and technologyorganization-environment framework to address the adoption of MCC at the organization level. We expect this work to be relevant for the research community and to have significant interest for the organizations, application and telecommunication providers, as well as government agencies and regulators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages305-308
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781911218050
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016 - Evora, Portugal
Duration: 8 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016
CountryPortugal
CityEvora
Period8/09/169/09/16

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Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Process virtualization theory (PVT)
  • Technology adoption
  • Technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework

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Oliveira, T., & Carreiro, H. (2016). Determinants of adoption and use of mobile cloud computing in firms. In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016 (pp. 305-308). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.