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Analyzing the drivers of blockchain adoption for supply chain in Pakistan

Muhammad Mohsin Khalil (Faculty of Management Sciences, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan and Faculty of Business Management, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Waqar Ahmed (Faculty of Management Sciences, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan and Faculty of Business Management, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 1 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

In recent years, technological advancement has played a crucial role in the growth of emerging economies. However, as with any novel technological development, there are often concerns and hesitations surrounding its implementation. This study aims to investigate the factors influencing blockchain adoption and usage. Thereby evaluating its impact on supply chain performance.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a deductive research based on the modified form unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, which is a persuasive model that has been used in numerous studies on the acceptance and usage of information technology systems. For this study, valid data was collected from 129 management-level supply chain professionals and policymakers working in diverse manufacturing industries. The collected data was used for testing hypotheses by deploying the structural equation modeling technique.

Findings

The findings of this study reveal that facilitating conditions and technology readiness highly are key influencers for organizations to implement this disruptive technology. Moreover, blockchain adoption and usage can significantly enhance supply chain performance.

Originality/value

Blockchain technology is a novel and promising disruptive technology that industries are looking forward to adopting and using. For the policymakers and supply chain strategists working in a developing country, this study offers a comprehensive viewpoint on the swift acceptance and usage of blockchain technology to facilitate supply chain operations.

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Citation

Khalil, M.M. and Ahmed, W. (2024), "Analyzing the drivers of blockchain adoption for supply chain in Pakistan", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-10-2023-0178

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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