The assimilation of RFID technology by Chinese companies : A technology diffusion perspective

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Author(s)

  • Jie Wei
  • Paul Benjamin Lowry
  • Stefan Seedorf

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-642
Journal / PublicationInformation and Management
Volume52
Issue number6
Online published27 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

Abstract

RFID (radio frequency identification) is an emerging technology that attracts the attention of supply chain participants. However, most Chinese firms adopt this innovation without fully utilizing its benefits. Extant IS research only focuses on factors that impact its adoption (rather than post-adoption factors). Assimilation theories suggest that most information technologies exhibit an "assimilation gap" such that widespread usage tends to lag behind their adoption. Drawing upon the TOE framework, we investigate antecedents of RFID assimilation into these Chinese companies. Empirical results indicate that factors such as IT infrastructure, managerial capability, absorptive capacity and environmental uncertainty significantly influence RFID assimilation.

Research Area(s)

  • DOI theory, Innovation assimilation, RFID technology, TOE framework

Citation Format(s)

The assimilation of RFID technology by Chinese companies : A technology diffusion perspective. / Wei, Jie; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Seedorf, Stefan.

In: Information and Management, Vol. 52, No. 6, 09.2015, p. 628-642.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)Not applicablepeer-review