IT'S COOL! ANALYSIS OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE SMART THERMOSTAT ADOPTION INTENTION

Stanislav Mamonov, Marios Koufaris

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Abstract

Smart thermostats represent an innovative smart home technology and a growing commercial opportunity, yet little is known about the salient factors that affect the adoption of such devices. To address this gap in research, we conduct a three-stage study that progresses through belief elicitation, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factory analysis within a nomological network. We leverage the mixed methods approach to explore the factorial structure of salient perceived benefits and concerns associated with smart thermostats, and we examine the effects of the emergent factors on the adoption intention. We discover that a novel factor, which we term techno-coolness, is the key predictor of the smart thermostat adoption intention. Techno-coolness encompasses the perceptions that a smart thermostat can make a home look modern and futuristic, be fun to use, and make the user feel technologically advanced. We also find that compatibility concerns as well as privacy concerns are significant impediments to the smart thermostat adoption intention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Bled eConference
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar, Roger Bons, Helen Cripps, Anand Sheombar, Doroteja Vidmar
PublisherUniversity of Maribor Press
Pages65-78
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789612863623
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event33rd Bled eConference, BLED 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 28 Jun 202029 Jun 2020

Publication series

Name33rd Bled eConference: Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference33rd Bled eConference, BLED 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period28/06/2029/06/20

Keywords

  • analysis of factors
  • mixed-methods research
  • smart home
  • smart thermostat
  • technology adoption

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