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User acceptance of smart home services: an extension of the theory of planned behavior

Heetae Yang (Samsung Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea)
Hwansoo Lee (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law, Dankook University, Yongin, Korea)
Hangjung Zo (Department of Business and Technology Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 6 February 2017




The purpose of this paper is to develop a comprehensive research model that can explain potential customers’ behavioral intentions to adopt and use smart home services.


This study proposes and validates a new theoretical model that extends the theory of planned behavior. Partial least squares analysis is employed to test the research model and corresponding hypotheses on data collected from 216 survey samples.


Mobility, security/privacy risk, and trust in the service provider are important factors affecting the adoption of smart home services.

Practical implications

To increase potential users’ adoption rate, service providers should focus on developing mobility-related services that enable people to access smart home services while on the move using mobile devices via control and monitoring functions.


This study is the first empirical attempt to examine user acceptance of smart home services, as most of the prior literature has concerned technical features.



Yang, H., Lee, H. and Zo, H. (2017), "User acceptance of smart home services: an extension of the theory of planned behavior", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 117 No. 1, pp. 68-89.



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