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Blockchain enablers for supply chains: how to boost implementation in industry

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dc.contributor.author Della Valle, Fabio
dc.contributor.author Oliver Riera, Miquel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T08:43:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T08:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Della Valle F, Oliver M. Blockchain enablers for supply chains: how to boost implementation in industry. IEEE Access. 2020;8:209699-716. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3038463
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47038
dc.description.abstract Supply chain management is considered one of the main sectors of development for blockchain technology. This study provides solid contributions to understanding blockchain innovation and presents some main features and guidelines for how to boost blockchain implementation in industry. As explorative research, this paper presents a grounded theory analysis based on 18 expert interviews. The pool of interviewees is composed of academics and business and institutional representatives with relevant technological knowledge on blockchain and innovation management. Renowned worldwide experts provided us with powerful input to run this analysis and with a general overview of the current situation. Blockchain development of course impacts supply chains, but currently, the analysis shows that it does not seem to be a disruptive technology. In accordance with C.M. Christensen, blockchain presents all the features to be a sustaining innovation rather than disruptive. For this reason, as outcomes, we present five enablers that can foster prompt adoption in industry.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish and Catalan Governments through the projects ‘‘Plan Nacional’’: AEI/FEDER TEC2016-79510 and SGR2017-1739.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.ispartof IEEE Access. 2020;8:209699-716
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Blockchain enablers for supply chains: how to boost implementation in industry
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3038463
dc.subject.keyword Industries
dc.subject.keyword Technological innovation
dc.subject.keyword Supply chain management
dc.subject.keyword Supply chains
dc.subject.keyword Blockchain
dc.subject.keyword Solids
dc.subject.keyword Interviews
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/TEC2016-79510
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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