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Determinants for the Adoption of Cloud Computing Among Alaskan Nonprofit Organizations
by Williams, Jeremiah Lucas, Sr., Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2021, 156; 28319481
Abstract (Summary)

Determinants for the adoption of cloud computing among for-profit organizations have been extensively studied. Current research has consistently supported the theoretical power of the Technology Organizational Environmental (TOE) framework in exploring firm level factors supporting technology acceptance theory. The purpose of this quantitative study was to provide generalization for previous TOE studies by examining the influence of perceived benefits and business concerns on the intention of nonprofit organizations in Alaska to adopt cloud computing. This nonexperimental study was designed to collect a random sample of self-reported data from an online survey completed by nonprofit organizational decision makers in Anchorage Alaska. This study was an extension of the previous research work of Hsu et al. (2014) replicating their study to explore finding among nonprofit organizations. Results were consistent with existing TOE theory but not all hypotheses showed significance. The perceived benefit reduced IT costs and reduced IT employee costs did show significant influence on the cloud adoption intention of nonprofit organization in Anchorage Alaska. Business concerns confidentiality, incompatibility, service outages, and vendor lock-in also showed significant influence on adoption intention. Alaskan nonprofits desire to adoption cloud computing technologies at a 68% rate. Their top benefit was ubiquitous access, and their top concern was confidentiality. Video teleconferencing was their first choice for immediate upgrade. Hsu’s research structured equation model (SEM) was validated, but not all aspects of their findings. Future studies should not survey participants with post cards in middle of a global health pandemic. Additionally, the standardized distribution of this sample was statistically weak with a margin of error of 21%. This study should be repeated with a stronger sample data set.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Crossland, Marty
Commitee: Steiner, Patricia, Butler, Robin
School: Northcentral University
Department: School of Business and Technology Management
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 82/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Computer science, Business administration
Keywords: Cloud computing, Diffusion of Innovations, Technology Organizational Environmental , Alaska, Nonprofit organizations
Publication Number: 28319481
ISBN: 9798708722058
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