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The implementation of blockchain within business supply chain management : an empirical exploration into the constructs that influence organisational intention to adopt blockchain against the background of trust and opportunism within supply chain networks

Haren, B.H.S.P. van (2021) The implementation of blockchain within business supply chain management : an empirical exploration into the constructs that influence organisational intention to adopt blockchain against the background of trust and opportunism within supply chain networks.

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Abstract:This study aims to explore which factors, and to what extent, influence the intention of business organisations to adopt blockchain within their supply chain management. This exploration will be conducted against the background of trust and opportunism within supply chain networks, as this dimension is often overlooked within both the Technology Acceptance Model and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. The contribution of this study is therefore twofold: it provides a framework of the most important factors that organisations need to assess vis-à-vis their receptivity for blockchain adoption, and this study simultaneously intends to address the existing research gap in terms of how the factors trust and opportunism within supply chain networks influence organisational indentation to blockchain adoption. Next to the factors trust and opportunism, several influencing factors were identified and grouped into technological, environmental, and organisational factors. The method employed to determine the influences of the variables was partial least squares path modelling and the results revealed that the value drivers of blockchain, as well as its adoption barriers, and perceived ease of use significantly influence the perceived usefulness of blockchain. Furthermore, the facilitating conditions and competitive pressure directly significantly influence organisational intention to adopt blockchain. Lastly, whereas trust appeared to not have a significant influence on organisational intention to adopt blockchain, opportunism resulted to significantly positively affect organisational intention to adopt blockchain.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86250
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