Motivators and Inhibitors of e-Residency Adoption for Entrepreneurial Purposes

Linda Uljala, Ada Scupola

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The study investigates the motivators and inhibitors of Estonian
e-Residency adoption for international virtual entrepreneurship purposes.
The theory of Diffusion of Innovations is applied to conduct a qualitative
investigation from adopters’ perspective. Findings show that a number of
elements characterize the e-Residency adoption process and that such a
process might be more complicated than what is expected at first glance.
The main contribution of the article consists in the empirical investigation
of a new type of e-government service, namely e-Residency, that might
favor the establishment of virtual entrepreneurs in Estonia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 27th RESER conference : The Crucial Role of Services in Business and Cities Competitiveness
EditorsEstibaliz Hernandes, David Sanchez, Saioa Arando
Place of PublicationBilbao
PublisherMondragon Unibertsitatea
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-84-697-5412-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventRESER Annual Conference in Bilbao, Spain: The crucial role of services in business and cities competitiveness - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20179 Sep 2017
Conference number: 27 (Conference homepage)


ConferenceRESER Annual Conference in Bilbao, Spain
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  • E-services
  • e-Residency
  • Innovation
  • Adoption
  • Entrepreneurship

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