The Development of Government Information Infrastructure: The case of Government Cloud Computing in Oman

Khalid Alzadjali, Amany Elbanna

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This paper investigates the roles of institutional isomorphic mechanism in Information Infrastructure (II) implementation. It explores a type of cloud computing namely; Infrastructure as a Service in the context of its national government implementation in Oman. The research answers the following research question; how institutional isomorphic mechanisms impact the Cloud Computing Implementation? The findings revealed that institutional isomorphic mechanisms played a major role in the implementation of government Cloud Computing project in Oman and in particular the Coercive and mimetic mechanisms. Practical and theoretical implications of the findings are then discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKAIS 2017
Subtitle of host publicationThe 22nd UK Academy for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • cloud computing
  • Infrastructure as a service
  • IaaS
  • institutional theory
  • Information Infrastructure
  • isomorphic mechanisms
  • isomorphism

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