Understanding the adoption of cloud BI in SMEs

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Abstract

Business Intelligence (BI) systems have been largely used to support decision-making and increase competitive advantage between firms. In order to understand the adoption of BI systems in organizations, many studies have used adoption theories to support their results. However, to our knowledge, none of these studies have focused on the adoption of cloud BI solutions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This study aims to fill this gap in the literature and assess the determinant factors to the adoption of cloud BI in SMEs. We propose a conceptual model based on the combination of two prominent adoption theories: diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory, and the technology, organization, and environment (TOE) framework. Data collected from 203 SMEs were analysed using the partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) method. Results show that the variables relative advantage, compatibility and top management support are significant to the adoption of cloud BI in SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao 2019
Subtitle of host publication 19ª Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019; Lisboa; Portugal; 11 October 2019 through 12 October 2019
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event19.a Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 11 Oct 201912 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAtas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao

Conference

Conference19.a Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period11/10/1912/10/19

Keywords

  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory
  • Innovation adoption
  • SMEs
  • Technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework

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    Ferro, D., & Martins, R. (2019). Understanding the adoption of cloud BI in SMEs. In Atas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao 2019: 19ª Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao, CAPSI 2019 - 19th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems, CAPSI 2019; Lisboa; Portugal; 11 October 2019 through 12 October 2019 (Atas da Conferencia da Associacao Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informacao). Associação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação.