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Sustainability 2016, 8(7), 641; doi:10.3390/su8070641

A Behavioral Model of Managerial Perspectives Regarding Technology Acceptance in Building Energy Management Systems

Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Christian University of Indonesia, Jakarta 13630, Indonesia
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Academic Editor: Andrew Kusiak
Received: 6 June 2016 / Revised: 2 July 2016 / Accepted: 5 July 2016 / Published: 7 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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The Building Energy Management System (BEMS), a well-known system that has been implemented in some energy corporations, has become attractive to many companies seeking to better monitor their energy consumption efficiency. This study investigated the external factors that influence acceptance of the BEMS from managerial perspectives. An extended model based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was created to evaluate the implementation of the BEMS in the manufacturing industries. A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was used to analyze the model by adopting compatibility, features, technology complexity, and perceived risk as the external variables, and integrating the five dimensions of perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude, user satisfaction, and behavioral intention. The analysis results indicated that the external factors positively influenced users’ behavioral intention to use the BEMS through expected satisfaction, perceived ease of use, and perceived usefulness. Suggestions for BEMS developers are provided as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: building energy management system; managerial perspective; technology acceptance building energy management system; managerial perspective; technology acceptance

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Chin, J.; Lin, S.-C. A Behavioral Model of Managerial Perspectives Regarding Technology Acceptance in Building Energy Management Systems. Sustainability 2016, 8, 641.

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