Modeling the Intention to Use Carbon Footprint Apps

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Today, there is an increasing number of smartphone apps which support users to understand their personal carbon footprint that is being developed by them. But until now there are not many users. In this paper, we discuss the relevant concepts that drive intention of smartphone users to use carbon footprint apps (CFA). To do so, we apply the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and adapt it to the context of carbon footprint apps. Furthermore, we present the design of an empirical study with more than 200 participants. We suggest, to measure and discuss positive and negative effects on the intention to use CFA. This should help in future development of CFA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Environmental Engineering : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE2015)
EditorsJorge Marx Gómez, Brenda Scholtz
Number of pages12
Publication date05.02.2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-25152-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3 319-25153-0
Publication statusPublished - 05.02.2016
Event7th ITEE International Conference - 2015: Technologies for a sustainable future - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 14.07.201516.07.2015
Conference number: 7

    Research areas

  • Business informatics - Environmental Concern, Carbon Footprint, Technology Acceptance Model, Perceive Behavioral Control, Perceive Usefulness