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Does supply chain analytics adoption impacts sustainable performance? A consideration of technophobia as an influencing factor

Xianwei Lyu (UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Omkar Dastane (UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Xiaoguang He (School of Digital Business and Intelligent Logistics, Jiangsu Vocational College of Business, Jiangsu, China)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 21 February 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Food SMEs is the backbone of local and world economy. Even while food SMEs are aware of the potential advantages of implementing supply chain analytics (SCA), only a small number of companies use data-based decision-making. This is because of technophobia. In light of this, the purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that have an impact on SCA adoption which in turn influence the sustainable performance of firms.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected from 221 managers working in food-related SMEs in China by using a questionnaire-based survey. The framework of this study was validated using a rigorous statistical procedure using the technique, namely, partial least squares structural equation modelling.

Findings

The findings of this study suggest that all modified UTAUT components (i.e. performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions and technophobia) significantly influence SCA adoption. Moreover, the existing study highlights and confirms the significance of adopting SCA to improve sustainable performance.

Originality/value

This research is novel, as it extends and investigates the theoretical framework based on UTAUT theory in SCA context and its impact on sustainable organizational performance. In addition, the factor of technophobia is tested in SCA context. This study has several contributory managerial implications for food SMEs.

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Citation

Lyu, X., Dastane, O. and He, X. (2024), "Does supply chain analytics adoption impacts sustainable performance? A consideration of technophobia as an influencing factor", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-02-2023-0021

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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