Understanding the determinants of RFID adoption in the manufacturing industry

Yu Min Wang, Yi-Shun Wang, Yong Fu Yang

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Abstract

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the most promising technological innovations, with the potential to increase supply chain visibility and improve process efficiency. It allows remote identification of an object using a radio link. However, it has yet to see high rates of adoption in the manufacturing industry. Thus, effort is required to identify determinants affecting RFID adoption in the manufacturing industry. Based on the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework of Tornatzky and Fleischer (L.G. Tornatzky, M. Fleischer, The processes of technological innovation, Lexington Books, 1990), nine variables (relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, top management support, firm size, technology competence, information intensity, competitive pressure, and trading partner pressure) are proposed to help predict RFID adoption. Data collected from 133 manufacturers in Taiwan is tested against the proposed research model using logistic regression. The results and implications included in our study contribute to an expanded understanding of the determinants that affect RFID adoption in the manufacturing industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-815
Number of pages13
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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Radio Frequency Identification Device
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Inventions
Industry
Innovation
Technology
Pressure
Radio links
Radio
Taiwan
Visibility
Mental Competency
Supply chains
Information technology
Logistics
Logistic Models
Organizations
Manufacturing Industry
Radio frequency identification
Manufacturing industries

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  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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