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This book describes Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the significant factors which affect its adoption, such as governance, strategy, complexity, Return on Investment (ROI), business and IT alignment, culture and communication, costs, and security. The study on which this book is based, involved a quantitative analysis to investigate the influential factors for adopting SOA, paving the way to further research in the field.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Adoption

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to discover the factors that affect Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption in an organization and estimate the impact of SOA adoption on the performance of enterprises. In order to narrow the scope of this study down and based on the objectives of this research, the researcher focuses on organizations which have already adopted SOA. Data will be collected from skilled experts in SOA all over the world using online questionnaire. Some technical and organizational concepts will be presented in this study, but its purpose is to present a general horizon of SOA adoption and its performance.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

Chapter 2. Literature Review of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Adoption Researches and the Related Significant Factors

Abstract
In this chapter based on the problem of the study the academic literature will be presented. In this chapter, author focuses more on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption in an organization and extracts significant factors influence by SOA adoption based on previous studies. Then Technology–Organization–Environment (TOE) framework for adoption will be described. This chapter presents the literature review of SOA adoption, issues, and challenges related to this matter. Then based on papers reviewed potential factors are extracted from previous studies from 2009 till 2013. At the end of this section, TOE framework is explained briefly and three SOA adoption models based on TOE framework are described. All the information and definitions are conducted according to previous work on SOA adoption through surfing the net, reading prior journals and papers. The main purpose of this chapter is to focus significant points about adoption of SOA in organizations.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

Chapter 3. Quantitative Research Methodology for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Adoption in Organizations

Abstract
In this chapter, the research methodology of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is used in this research will be discussed. The questionnaire will be distributed among the SOA experts and the results will be explained at the end of this chapter.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

Chapter 4. Developing of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Adoption Framework and the Related Hypotheses

Abstract
In this chapter influential factors that concluded from papers reviewed in Chap. 2 will be investigated as the initial findings of this study. Then the theoretical framework and hypotheses will be proposed in continuation. Afterwards, pilot study will be performed. Final step includes the explanation of validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Therefore, the main effort of this chapter is to test the initial study. Concluded factors from literature review of the study can guide to categorize the fundamental domain of research and will be used as primary definitions for next step of the research. In this chapter, the relationship among significant factors, SOA adoption and the impact of them on the performance of organizations are discovered.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

Chapter 5. Analyzing of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Experts Responses by SmartPLS Version 2

Abstract
In this chapter the researcher will discuss the data collection and the data analyses. Data will be analyzed with SmartPLS. In continuation, the hypotheses of this study will be examined. The relationship among the significant factors, SOA adoption and the performance of organizations will be evaluated at the end of this chapter. Therefore, at the first step of this chapter, demographic information will be analyzed and then the effect of significant factors on SOA adoption and organizational performance will be examined. Finally, at the end of this chapter some recommendations for being successful in adopting SOA and improving the performance of organizations based on the information extract from the last question of the questionnaire will be developed.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

Chapter 6. Conclusion and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Experts Recommendations for Organizations

Abstract
In this chapter the achievements and the contribution of this study will be explained shortly. Then few recommendations will be discussed based on SOA experts’ experiences. Moreover, some limitations and direction for future work will be described at the end of this study. Therefore, this chapter emphasizes on the discussion, conclusion, and recommendations of this study. The main goal of this study was to identify the significant factors effects on SOA adoption in organizations and to clarify the impact of SOA adoption on the performance of organizations. Besides, this study proposed a suitable framework for adoption of SOA in organizations which seems to be beneficial for future scholars.
Naghmeh Niknejad, Ab Razak Che Hussin, Iraj Sadegh Amiri

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