The purpose of this article is to investigate the technological attributes of Estonian e-Residency that facilitates or hinder its adoption for international virtual entrepreneurship. To conduct the study, the theory of Diffusion of Innovations is applied and a qualitative study of adopters of e-Residency for entrepreneurial purposes is conducted. The findings show a variety of attributes of e-Residency that to varying degrees influence the adoption process including felt needs, perceived risk and uncertainty. The article corroborates and adds to previous research on the adoption of technology and e-services by investigating a particular type of e-service, namely e-Residency.
|Title of host publication||Network, Smart and Open : Three Keywords for Information Systems innovation|
|Editors||R. Lamboglia, A. Cardoni, P. Dameri, D. Mancini|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation|
Uljala, L., & Scupola, A. (2018). Virtual Entrepreneurship and e-Residency Adoption. In R. Lamboglia, A. Cardoni, P. Dameri, & D. Mancini (Eds.), Network, Smart and Open: Three Keywords for Information Systems innovation (pp. 71-84). Springer. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation , No. 24 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62636-9_5