Title: Antecedents of blockchain technology adoption intentions in the supply chain

Authors: Ashutosh Sheel; Vishnu Nath

Addresses: Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Motherhood University Roorkee, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Abstract: Supply chain involves a lot of transactions among the stakeholders. Blockchain technology will make a revolutionary change the way how transactions are being carried out. Blockchain removes all the disadvantages which are related to trust among stakeholders and gives better visibility and transparency. The present study explores factors that affect blockchain technology adoption in the supply chain. The current study is based on the extended unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT2) with trust model. Data was collected from 363 supply chain practitioners from India. The results of the present study indicate that behavioural intentions are positively and significantly influenced by performance expectancy, effort expectancy, hedonic motivation, price value, and trust. The study also lists out various aspects for future research regarding the implementation of blockchain in supply chain management.

Keywords: extended UTAUT2; trust; blockchain; supply chain management; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.106011

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.21 No.4, pp.564 - 584

Received: 26 Oct 2018
Accepted: 28 Feb 2019

Published online: 18 Mar 2020 *

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