Virtual Entrepreneurship and e-Residency Adoption

Linda Uljala, Ada Scupola

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork, Smart and Open : Three Keywords for Information Systems innovation
EditorsR. Lamboglia, A. Cardoni, P. Dameri, D. Mancini
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-62636-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-62636-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation


  • E-services
  • E-residency
  • Innovation
  • Adoption
  • Entrepreneurship

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