Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 6(3), pp. 168 - 178
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2018.060303
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Critical Success Factors for Adopting Cloud Computing in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies


Mohammad Saleem Al - Shura 1, Abdelrahim M. Zabadi 2,*, Mohamad Abughazaleh 3, Marwa A. Alhadi 4
1 Management Department, College of Business & Finance, the World Islamic Science & Education University (WISE), Jordan
2 IT Department, College of Engineering, University of Business & Technology (UBT), Saudi Arabia
3 IT Interface Department, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, Kizad, United Arab Emirates
4 Computer Science Department, College of Engineering, Sana'a University, Yemen

ABSTRACT

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, easy, and on-demand network access to a shared aggregation of configurable computing sources. Adopting of cloud computing in the pharmaceutical manufacturing is influenced by a group of critical success factors. Therefore, this paper depends on the technological-organizational-environmental (TOE) framework to explore the factors that influence on cloud computing adoption by pharmaceutical industry firms in Jordan through proposing a model for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies. Complexity, compatibility, relative advantage, top management support, firm size, technical readiness, competitive pressure, and trading partner pressure, are the eight critical success factors that have been tested. A survey was utilized to collect data from 16 pharmaceutical manufacturing firms in the capital of Jordan- Amman. Relevant hypotheses were developed and examined by multiple regression analysis. The results of the data analysis generally support the suggested model. In summary, the results of this research have shown that all above-mentioned factors were found to have a significant influence on adoption of cloud computing for the pharmaceutical industry in Jordan. This finding of adoption in cloud computing in the pharmaceutical industry will help firms to take into consideration their information for technologies investments.

KEYWORDS
Cloud Computing, Technology – Organization – Environment (TOE) Framework, Technology Adoption, Pharmaceutical Industry, Information Technology (IT)

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Mohammad Saleem Al - Shura , Abdelrahim M. Zabadi , Mohamad Abughazaleh , Marwa A. Alhadi . "Critical Success Factors for Adopting Cloud Computing in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies." Advances in Economics and Business 6.3 (2018) 168 - 178. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2018.060303.