Modelling the Intention to Adopt Cloud Computing Services: A Transaction Cost Theory Perspective

Ogan Yigitbasioglu


This paper uses transaction cost theory to study cloud computing adoption. A model is developed and tested with data from an Australian survey. According to the results, perceived vendor opportunism and perceived legislative uncertainty around cloud computing were significantly associated with perceived cloud computing security risk. There was also a significant negative relationship between perceived cloud computing security risk and the intention to adopt cloud services. This study also reports on adoption rates of cloud computing in terms of applications, as well as the types of services used.


Cloud computing; vendor trust; security; reliability; SAAS; IAAS; PAAS

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