Empirically testing a model for the intention of firms to use remote application hosting

Tsipi Heart

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In light of the new interest in remote application hosting, or application service provision (ASP), this study aims at empirically testing the ASP Intention Model (AIM), by surveying 143 decision makers in organizations. The model, based on institutional theories, reflects factors affecting organizational intention to adopt remote application hosting: perceived business benefits of ASP, perceived ease of ASP implementation, and institution-based trust. While the first two factors have previously been suggested in organizational IT adoption models, institution-based trust was not. Besides contributing to research by validating a new model, and to practice by highlighting plausible explanations for the failure of first-wave ASP, we also argue that AIM can be generalized to other web-driven organizational applications, such as B2B e-commerce, e-markets, inter-organizational systems and web-services.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007 - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: 7 Jun 20079 Jun 2007


Conference15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007
CitySt. Gallen


  • ASP Intention Model (AIM)
  • Application service provider (ASP)
  • Business benefits
  • Ease of implementation
  • Institution-based trust
  • Institutional theories
  • Organizational IT adoption
  • Remote application hosting
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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