Developing and Evaluating a Cloud Service Relationship Theory

  • Jan Huntgeburth

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jan Huntgeburth
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jan Huntgeburth
    Pages 11-25
  4. Jan Huntgeburth
    Pages 75-84
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 85-114

About this book


This book develops, evaluates and refines a cloud service relationship theory that explains how cloud users’ uncertainties arise in these relationships and how they can be mitigated. To that end, the book employs principal-agent theory and the concepts of bounded rationality and social embeddedness. Beyond advancing IS research, the findings presented can greatly benefit governments, IT departments and IT providers, helping them to better understand cloud service relationships and to adjust their cloud service strategies accordingly.


Bounded rationality Cloud computing IS theory IT adoption IT-as-a-product IT-as-a-service Principal agent theory Social influence theory Survey

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Huntgeburth
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsUniversität AugsburgAugsburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10279-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10280-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8705
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8713
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