Although Low Code Development Platforms (LCDP) promise efficiency and effectiveness improvements for organisations when adopted, research on LCDP adoption lacks a theoretical foundation. This research-in-progress paper proposes a research model to explain LCDP adoption. The research model combines two theoretical lenses, including social and technical factors referring to the socio-technical systems theory, complementing the environmental factors captured in the Technology – Environment – Organisation model. As single factors may not be sufficient to explain LCDP adoption, this paper introduces combinations of factors that balance social, technical, and environmental factors. In this stage, the paper’s contribution to research is a first theoretically grounded but tentative model to explain LCDP adoption. The expected results of this study provide combinations of factors to indicate one or more paths for LCDP adoption.