Critical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in ChinaCritical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in China
Jianya WANG1,2; Jianya Wang (E-mail: wjyhbu@163.com).
2016-06-17
Source PublicationJournal of Data and Information Science
Volume1Issue:2Pages:60-74
Abstract
Purpose: In order to explain and predict the adoption of personal cloud storage, this study explores the critical factors involved in the adoption of personal cloud storage and empirically validates their relationships to a user’s intentions.
Design/methodology/approach: Based on technology acceptance model (TAM), network externality, trust, and an interview survey, this study proposes a personal cloud storage adoption model. We conducted an empirical analysis by structural equation modeling based on survey data obtained with a questionnaire.
Findings: Among the adoption factors we identified, network externality has the salient influence on a user's adoption intention, followed by perceived usefulness, individual innovation, perceived trust, perceived ease of use, and subjective norms. Cloud storage characteristics are the most important indirect factors, followed by awareness to personal cloud storage and perceived risk. However, although perceived risk is regarded as an important factor by other cloud computing researchers, we found that it has no significant influence. Also, subjective norms have no significant influence on perceived usefulness. This indicates that users are rational when they choose whether to adopt personal cloud storage.
Research limitations: This study ignores time and cost factors that might affect a user's intention to adopt personal cloud storage.
Practical implications: Our findings might be helpful in designing and developing personal cloud storage products, and helpful to regulators crafting policies.
Originality/value: This study is one of the first research efforts that discuss Chinese users' personal cloud storage adoption, which should help to further the understanding of personal cloud adoption behavior among Chinese users.
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Purpose: In order to explain and predict the adoption of personal cloud storage, this study explores the critical factors involved in the adoption of personal cloud storage and empirically validates their relationships to a user’s intentions.
Design/methodology/approach: Based on technology acceptance model (TAM), network externality, trust, and an interview survey, this study proposes a personal cloud storage adoption model. We conducted an empirical analysis by structural equation modeling based on survey data obtained with a questionnaire.
Findings: Among the adoption factors we identified, network externality has the salient influence on a user's adoption intention, followed by perceived usefulness, individual innovation, perceived trust, perceived ease of use, and subjective norms. Cloud storage characteristics are the most important indirect factors, followed by awareness to personal cloud storage and perceived risk. However, although perceived risk is regarded as an important factor by other cloud computing researchers, we found that it has no significant influence. Also, subjective norms have no significant influence on perceived usefulness. This indicates that users are rational when they choose whether to adopt personal cloud storage.
Research limitations: This study ignores time and cost factors that might affect a user's intention to adopt personal cloud storage.
Practical implications: Our findings might be helpful in designing and developing personal cloud storage products, and helpful to regulators crafting policies.
Originality/value: This study is one of the first research efforts that discuss Chinese users' personal cloud storage adoption, which should help to further the understanding of personal cloud adoption behavior among Chinese users.
SubtypeResearch Paper
KeywordAdoption Behavior Behavior Intention Personal Cloud Storage Personal Information Management Cloud Computing Network Externality Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) Personal Innovativeness
Subject Area新闻学与传播学 ; 图书馆、情报与文献学
DOI10.20309/jdis.201614
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Project NumberGrant No.: HB15TQ019
Language英语
Funding ProjectThis work is supported by Social Science Fund of Hebei Province
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Identifierhttp://ir.las.ac.cn/handle/12502/8598
CollectionJournal of Data and Information Science_Journal of Data and Information Science-2016
Corresponding AuthorJianya Wang (E-mail: wjyhbu@163.com).
Affiliation1.School of Businesses, Tianjin University of Finance Economics, Tianjin 300222, China
2.School of Management, Hebei University, Baoding 071000, China
First Author Affilication中国科学院文献情报中心
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Jianya WANG,Jianya Wang . Critical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in ChinaCritical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in China[J]. Journal of Data and Information Science,2016,1(2):60-74.
APA Jianya WANG,&Jianya Wang .(2016).Critical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in ChinaCritical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in China.Journal of Data and Information Science,1(2),60-74.
MLA Jianya WANG,et al."Critical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in ChinaCritical Factors for Personal Cloud Storage Adoption in China".Journal of Data and Information Science 1.2(2016):60-74.
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