Adoption of RFID technologies in UK logistics: moderating roles of size, barcode experience and government support

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332988
Title:
Adoption of RFID technologies in UK logistics: moderating roles of size, barcode experience and government support
Authors:
Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 ) ; Ramanathan, Usha; Ko, Lok Wan Lorraine
Abstract:
Due to globalization, logistics has become an important part in the supply chain. Many logistics service providers have realised the importance of adoption of technologies that can help manufacturers, warehouses, and retailers to communicate with each other more efficiently. Among many logistics technologies, radio frequency identification (RFID) has been identified as an important technology to improve logistics operations and supply chain management, and thus is increasingly gaining both practitioners’ and researchers’ attention. The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of usability features of RFID in the adoption of the technology by the logistics sector in the UK. We have used questionnaire survey method to collect data from the UK logistics firms. The analysis of the data shows that the usability of RFID technology positively influences adoption of technology. We have further tested the moderating effects of firm size, experience with barcode use, and government support in adopting RFID. Our results show that government support strongly moderates the link between usability of RFID and its adoption but size and experience with barcode do not moderate this link. We elaborate the contributions of the study and managerial implications of our results in this paper
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; Nottingham University
Citation:
Ramanathan, R., Ramanathan, U., Ko, L. (2014) 'Adoption of RFID technologies in UK logistics: Moderating roles of size, barcode experience and government support' Expert Systems with Applications 41 (1):230-236
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Expert Systems with Applications
Issue Date:
16-Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332988
DOI:
10.1016/j.eswa.2013.07.024
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0957417413005010
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0957-4174
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ushaen
dc.contributor.authorKo, Lok Wan Lorraineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T10:08:05Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-21T10:08:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-16-
dc.identifier.citationRamanathan, R., Ramanathan, U., Ko, L. (2014) 'Adoption of RFID technologies in UK logistics: Moderating roles of size, barcode experience and government support' Expert Systems with Applications 41 (1):230-236en
dc.identifier.issn0957-4174-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eswa.2013.07.024-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/332988-
dc.description.abstractDue to globalization, logistics has become an important part in the supply chain. Many logistics service providers have realised the importance of adoption of technologies that can help manufacturers, warehouses, and retailers to communicate with each other more efficiently. Among many logistics technologies, radio frequency identification (RFID) has been identified as an important technology to improve logistics operations and supply chain management, and thus is increasingly gaining both practitioners’ and researchers’ attention. The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of usability features of RFID in the adoption of the technology by the logistics sector in the UK. We have used questionnaire survey method to collect data from the UK logistics firms. The analysis of the data shows that the usability of RFID technology positively influences adoption of technology. We have further tested the moderating effects of firm size, experience with barcode use, and government support in adopting RFID. Our results show that government support strongly moderates the link between usability of RFID and its adoption but size and experience with barcode do not moderate this link. We elaborate the contributions of the study and managerial implications of our results in this paperen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0957417413005010en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Expert Systems with Applicationsen
dc.subjectRFID technologyen
dc.subjectbar codeen
dc.subjectgovernment supporten
dc.subjecttechnology acceptance modellingen
dc.subjectbarcodeen
dc.titleAdoption of RFID technologies in UK logistics: moderating roles of size, barcode experience and government supporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Universityen
dc.identifier.journalExpert Systems with Applicationsen
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