The intention of writing this book is to give a basic knowledge regarding AMOS software which is a software package capable in finding complex relationships, popular as structural equation modeling (SEM). Today many researchers are interested in finding out such a complex relationships and AMOS software is becoming popular in this purpose. Hence, this book will be helpful to the beginners of SEM as it is a guide book for developing and identifying number of interconnected relationships through complex models.
The output of this research is framework that informs the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) for Small and middle-sized businesses (SMEs). Recent research has shown that there are significant advantages of SaaS when adopted by SMEs. The author investigated SMEs in different sectors on a weighting proposal. This target was 87% in excess of the required minimum of 200 respondents as required by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) which was done using SPSS AMOS focused on modeling, trimming and best fit. However 293 respondents were obtained, which was significantly above the minimum requirement. The findings indicated that the factors that significantly influence the adoption of SaaS by SMEs include: awareness, trust, prior IT experience, relative advantage, triability, ICT knowledge and skills, top level management support and complexity. The researcher was able to recommend firstly, that evaluation of the market is critical for SaaS deployment and finally, that application developers, technological consultants, software vendors, and policy makers that intend to adopt SaaS should consider the extended TOE model developed from this research.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION IN NIGERIA. This book is about knowledge management (KM) and knowledge management model from perspective of construction organization of a developing country using Structural Equation Model (SEM). Its principle aims are to provide academia, professionals, researchers and others interested in the construction organization with an improved awareness and understanding of knowledge management model principles and practices using SEM. The book intends to provide guideline on the use of Second Generation Method of Multivariate Analysis on the use of technologies, techniques and strategies for exploiting knowledge in a developing country for the benefit of the projects, individual and organizational workers. AMOS or the Analysis of Moments Structure as one of software developed for analyzing SEM. Researchers could convert their theoretical framework in to AMOS. Graphics for analysis using SEM. Also, with AMOS researcher could validate the measurement model of the latent structures using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). It allows researcher to analyze the structural model for casual, correlational, mediator and moderator effects.