Title: Pursuing organisational learning using absorptive capacity capabilities and the role of IT Infrastructure in RFID system initiatives: a cluster analysis study

Authors: Rebecca Angeles

Addresses: Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, P.O. Box 4400, 7 Macauley Lane, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada

Abstract: This study looks at firms| perceptions of the importance of absorptive capacity attributes in the deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in a supply chain and their relationships with the firms| intentions to pursue supply chain process integration and Information Technology (IT) infrastructure support. Data for this pilot research study were collected using a survey questionnaire administered online to members of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Both the proposed hypotheses were supported in this study using the cluster data analysis procedure. The level of intention to cultivate absorptive capacity attributes, indeed, is positively associated with the level of intention to deploy both IT infrastructure integration and supply chain process integration.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; RFID; radio frequency identification; absorptive capacity capabilities; knowledge management; IT infrastructure integration; supply chain integration; process integration; organisational learning; cluster analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2011.039912

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2011 Vol.7 No.2, pp.129 - 152

Published online: 24 Apr 2011 *

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