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A hybrid model for exploring the antecedents of cloud ERP continuance: Roles of quality determinants and task-technology fit

Yung-Ming Cheng (Department of Business Administration, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan)

International Journal of Web Information Systems

ISSN: 1744-0084

Article publication date: 27 November 2018

Issue publication date: 10 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a hybrid model based on expectation–confirmation model (ECM), DeLone and McLean IS success model and task-technology fit (TTF) model to examine whether quality factors and TTF as the antecedents to user beliefs can affect organizational users’ continuance intention of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Design/methodology/approach

Sample data for this study were collected from end-users of cloud ERP working in companies in Taiwan. A total of 370 questionnaires were distributed in the 37 sample companies, and 315 (85.1 per cent) usable questionnaires were analyzed using structural equation modeling in this study.

Findings

This study’s findings indicated that users’ perceptions of system quality, information quality and TTF all contributed significantly to their satisfaction, confirmation and perceived usefulness (PU) of cloud ERP, which in turn directly or indirectly led to their continuance intention of cloud ERP; that is, the results strongly supported the hybrid model integrating ECM, DeLone and McLean IS success model and TTF model with all hypothesized links being significant.

Originality/value

Empirically, this study’s research model capturing ECM, DeLone and McLean IS success model and TTF model has significantly shed light on the possible formulation of a richer post-adoption model. Noteworthily, considerably more attention should be paid to the fit between information-related characteristics and cloud ERP users’ work goals and needs, while TTF, based on both system-related and information-related technology characteristics, significantly contributes to users’ satisfaction, confirmation and PU, which together directly or indirectly explain their intention to continue using cloud ERP.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank the editor and anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and valuable suggestions.

Citation

Cheng, Y.-M. (2019), "A hybrid model for exploring the antecedents of cloud ERP continuance: Roles of quality determinants and task-technology fit", International Journal of Web Information Systems, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 215-235. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWIS-07-2018-0056

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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