Title: A conceptual model of innovative applications of RFID

Authors: Samuel C. Yang, Charlie C. Chen, Richard E. Crandall

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, California State University Fullerton, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems, Appalachian State University, PO Box 32049, Boone, NC 28608, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems, Appalachian State University, PO Box 32049, Boone, NC 28608, USA

Abstract: Today, more than ever before, innovation is a key to gain a competitive advantage and to provide a means for future growth. Many companies become industry leaders because of innovation. Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology provides a way for companies to affect innovations both internally and externally. Through a review of both academic and applied literature, this paper investigates how the use of RFID can help to achieve different benefits. It presents a model of use and addresses the innovative paths that companies can take in leveraging RFID technology.

Keywords: competitive advantage; innovator organisations; process innovation; radio frequency identification; RFID applications; strategy; conceptual modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.018044

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.5, pp.480 - 495

Published online: 28 Apr 2008 *

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