What are the main drivers of Blockchain Adoption within Supply Chain? - An exploratory research

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This paper aims to identify the main drivers for Blockchain adoption within Supply Chains, following the Design Science Research (DSR) methodology and focusing on defining, validating, and reducing a myriad of factors with the aid of experts on both fields. Based on the literature review, and through means of questionnaires, factors were rated and refuted according to the relevance given. Two rounds narrowed the results, and upon consensus nine drivers were identified fitting under two categories: Challenges and Incentives. Considering the results are based on a limited number of factors, and the impact of firm-level influences were disregarded, respondent's perceptions could have slightly varied if the sample of participants differed. Overall, it provides academics with a theoretical framework combining existing literature into a set of drivers. Providing insights to vendors on how their reputation may influence clients' adoption, whilst fulfilling a literature gap in the supply chain area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Early online date22 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021
Event2020 International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems - International Conference on Project MANagement and International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist 2020 - Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 21 Oct 202023 Oct 2020


  • Adoption framework
  • Blockchain
  • Design research methodology
  • Supply chain


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