• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Theoretical Background
  • 2.1 Term Definition and Classification
  • 2.2 Market Structure and Characteristics
  • 2.3 Grid Market Structure
  • 3 Research Methodology
  • 3.1 Operationalization of Questionnaire
  • 3.2 Data Collection
  • 3.3 Data Preparation
  • 3.4 Methodology of Analysis
  • 4 Results
  • 4.1 Sample Characteristics
  • 4.2 Univariate Analysis
  • 4.3 Bivariate Analysis
  • 5 Discussion, Evaluation, and Application of Results to open Grids
  • 5.1 Discussion
  • 5.2 Evaluation and Limitations of Research Methodology
  • 5.3 Theoretical Model of Factors Influencing open Grid Adoption
  • 5.4 Implications
  • 6 Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • A Scatter plot
  • B Definitions of Security and Reputation
  • B.1 Using Security Mechanism for Securing Grid Transactions
  • B.2 A Notion of Trust
  • B.3 Reputation and Trust
  • C E-Mail Invitation
  • D Survey
  • D.1 Questionnaire
  • D.2 Item Description
  • E Industrial Sectors and NACE codes (European Commission 2008)
  • F Data Tables
  • F.1 Correlations
  • F.2 Contingency Table (Private versus Public)
  • F.3 Significance Test of 3x2 Contingency Tables (Private versus PublicSector)
  • F.4 Significance Test of 3x2 Contingency Tables (SME versusEnterprises)
  • F.5 Significance Test of 2x2 Contingency Tables
  • References
  • List of Abbreviations
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Honor Code