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What Role does Corporate Governance Play in the Intention to Use Cloud Computing Technology?

Department of Business Organization, Marketing and Market Research, International University of La Rioja, Av. de la Paz, 137, 26006 Logroño, Spain
Department of Business and Sociology, University of Extremadura, Avenida de la Universidad s/n, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
Department of Business Administration and Marketing, University of Seville, Avenida Ramón y Cajal 1, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
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Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1253;
Received: 11 August 2019 / Revised: 16 September 2019 / Accepted: 1 October 2019 / Published: 8 October 2019
This paper aims to investigate the factors which promote the adoption of cloud-based technology. It strives for a better understanding of the impact of corporate governance on the adoption of this technology. This study concentrated on executives in companies where the use of cloud computing may give a competitive advantage. The main contribution of this work is to propose a model for the influence of corporate governance and other factors that determine the adoption of this technology. A questionnaire was prepared after taking into consideration the reviewed literature. The sample consisted of 164 technology companies from Southern Spain that already use the new economic models for digital solutions. The methodology used to analyze the structural model was the Structural Equation Model (SEM). The results of the survey showed the influence of Corporate Governance and the procedures and practices of the organization on the adoption of cloud computing and the associated business model. This study aims to point out the importance of corporate support and Knowledge Management for the correct and successful adoption of this technology and to show the effects on the new business model of billing for the use of available resources.
Keywords: cloud computing; corporate governance; technology adoption; PLS-SEM cloud computing; corporate governance; technology adoption; PLS-SEM
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Palos-Sanchez, P.R.; Robina-Ramirez, R.; Velicia-Martin, F. What Role does Corporate Governance Play in the Intention to Use Cloud Computing Technology? Symmetry 2019, 11, 1253.

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