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Publisher DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2974622
Title: Translating High Hopes Into Tangible Benefits: How Incumbents in Supply Chain and Logistics Approach Blockchain
Language: English
Authors: Hackius, Niels  
Petersen, Moritz  
Keywords: blockchain;decsion making;logistics;supply chain management;technology management
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2020
Publisher: IEEE
Source: IEEE Access (8): 34993-35003 (2020)
Journal or Series Name: IEEE access 
Abstract (english): Blockchain is expected to have a transformational effect on supply chain and logistics due to its promise to improve the information flow between the supply chain partners. However, despite their high hopes, incumbent companies from supply chain and logistics are still struggling to deliver on this promise. In this explorative, qualitative interview study, we identify how incumbent companies try to make use of Blockchain in supply chain and logistics and we also analyze the barriers hampering them. The analysis of twenty-four semi-structured expert interviews and extensive secondary data collates a comprehensive picture of incumbent companies’ activities around Blockchain adoption. We find that companies use Blockchain to drive digital transformation, constitute new business models and unify the industry through consortia. The main barriers to such solutions are a lack of technological usability and long-term uncertainties. The results of our study provide evidence for theoretical constructs and guide managerial practice.
DOI: 10.15480/882.2689
ISSN: 2169-3536
Institute: Logistik und Unternehmensführung W-2 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
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