A Two-Dimensional Framework for RFID Adoption and Diffusion: Strategic Implications for Developing Countries
Keywords:RFID adoption, success factors, IT adoption, developing countries, level of analysis, stages of adoption
AbstractAlthough there has been a growing interest in studying RFID in various application areas, little research has been undertaken to address applications in developing countries. Among the research that has been undertaken in developing countries, organizational perspectives have received considerable attention but less has been undertaken from other perspectives such as industry and country level. In this paper, a literature study of RFID adoption from different perspectives is presented and focuses on the stages of adoption, level of analysis, and issues of developing countries. A stage-scale (2S) framework is proposed to help identify relevant success factors in RFID adoption and diffusion, as well as its relation to other factors. It is concluded that the proposed framework is useful in providing a broad view of RFID adoption and in observing the dynamic changes in RFID issues from different stages, which is useful for policy and decision makers. Based on this framework, most factors of RFID adoption in developing countries fall within the preliminary stage, while the factors that are shared with developed countries are mostly situated in intermediate stages.
BALIAMOUNE-LUTZ, M. (2003). An analysis of the determinants and effects of ICT diffusion in developing countries. Information Technology for Development, 10(3), pp. 151-169.
BHATTACHARYA, M., Chu, C. H., Mullen, T. (2008). A Comparative analysis of RFID adoption in retail and manufacturing sectors. 2008 IEEE International Conference on RFID, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 241-249.
BINGI, P., Leff, L. G., Shipchandler, Z. E., Rao, S. (2000). Critical IT implementation issues in developed and developing countries. Information Strategy: The Executive Journal, 16(2), pp. 25-34.
BROWN, I., Russell, J. (2007). Radio frequency identification technology: an exploratory study on adoption in the South African retail sector. International Journal of Information Management, 27(4), pp.250-265.
CHAO, C. C., Yang, J. M., Jen, W. Y. (2007). Determining technology trends and forecasts of RFID by a historical review and bibliometric analysis from 1991 to 2005. Technovation, 27(5), pp.268-279.
CORROCHER, N., Ordanini, A. (2002). Measuring the digital divide: A framework for analysis of cross-country differences. Journal of Information technology, vol. 17, p.9-19.
DEWAN, S., Ganley, D., Kraemer, K. L. (2005). Across the digital divide a cross-country multi-tech analysis of the determinants of IT penetration. Communication of the Association for Information Systems, 6 (12), pp. 409-432.
DI GREGORIO, D. Kassicieh, S. K., De Gouvea-Neto, R. (2005). Drivers of e-business activity in developed and emerged markets. IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, 52 (2), pp. 155-166.
EDWARD, J. (2007). Governments Influence RFID adoption, RFID Journal, November/December.
EDWARD, J. (2009). Public-sector RFID, RFID Journal, July/August.
FISH, L. A., Forrest, W. C. (2006). The 7 success factors of RFID. Supply Chain Management Review, 10(6), pp.26-32.
GUO, X., Chen, G. (2005). Internet Adoption in China. Communication of the ACM, 48 (4), pp. 54-58.
HAGHIGHI, M. Divandari, A., Keimasi, M. (2010). The Impact of 3D e-readiness on e-banking development in Iran: A fuzzy AHP analysis. Expert Systems with Applications, 37(2010), pp. 4084-4093.
HOSSAIN, M. M., Prybutok, V. R. (2008). Consumer acceptance of RFID technology: an exploratory study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), pp.316-328.
HUANG, J. H, Huang, W. W., Zhao, H., Huang, H. (2004). An e-Readiness assessment framework and two field studies. Communication of the Association for Information Systems, 14, pp. 364-386.
IRANI, Z., Gunasekaran, A., Dwivedi, Y.K. (2010). Radio frequency identification technology (RFID): research trends and framework. International Journal of Production Research, 48(9), pp. 2485-2511.
KAUFFMAN, R. J, Techatassanasoontorn, A. (2005). Is there a global digital divide for digital wireless phone technologies? Communication of the Association for Information Systems, 6(12), pp. 338-362.
LAI, F., Hutchinson, J., Zhang G. (2005). Radio frequency identification (RFID) in China: opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Retails and Distribution Management, 33 (15), pp. 832-842.
LEIMEISTER, S., Leimeister, J. M., Knebel, U., Krcmar, H. (2009). A cross-national comparison of perceived strategic importance of RFID for CIOs in Germany and Italy. International Journal of Information Management, 29(1), pp.37-47.
LIN, C. Y. (2009). An empirical study on organizational determinants of RFID adoption in the logistics industry, Journal of Technology Management & Innovation. 4(1), pp.1-7.
LIN, L. C. (2009). An integrated framework for the development of radio frequency identification technology in the logistics and supply chain management. Computer & Industrial Engineering, 57(1), pp. 832-842.
MAUGIS, V., Choucri, N., Madnick, S. E., Siegel, M. D., Gillett, S. E., Haghseta, F., Zhu, H., Best, M. L. (2005). Global e-readiness - for what? Readiness for e-banking. Information Technology for Development, 11(4), pp.313-342.
MCKAY, Judith; Marshall, Peter; and Prananto, Adi (2000), "Stages of Maturity for E-Business: The SOG-e Model". PACIS 2000 Proceedings. Paper 3.
MOLLA, A., Licker, P. S. (2005). eCommerce adoption in developing countries: A model and instrument, Information & Management, 42(1 ), pp. 877-899.
NOLAN, R. L., Benjamin R. (1973). Managing the computer resource: a stage hypothesis. Communication of the ACM, 16 (7), pp. 399-405.
OECD (2007). RFID implementation in Germany: challenges and benefits. OECD Committee For Information, Computer And Communications Policy, Report.
OXLEY, J. E., Yeung, B. (2001). E-Commerce readiness: Institutional environment and international competitiveness. Journal of International Business Studies, 32(4), pp.705-723.
ROGERS, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations. New York, NY, The Free Press.
SCHMITT, P., Michahelles, F. (2009). Status of RFID-EPC adoption. Auto-ID Labs White Paper, WP-BIZAPP-048.
SCHMITT, P., Thiesse, F., Fleisch, E. (2007). Adoption and diffusion of RFID technology in the automotive industry. Auto-ID Labs White Pape, WP-BIZAPP-041.
SHARMA, A., Citurs, A., Konsynski, B. (2007). Strategic and institutional perspectives in the adoption and early integration of radio frequency identification (RFID). Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Science, IEEE Computer Society.
SHIH, E., Kraemer, K. L., Dedrick, J. (2008). IT diffusion in developing countries. Communications of the ACM, 51(2), pp.43-48.
SILBERGLITT, R., Anton, S. P., Howell, D. R., Wong, A. (2006). The global technology revolution 2020. RAND Corporation.
SLETTEMEÂS, D. (2009). RFID - the "next step" in consumer-product relations or Orwellian nightmare? Challenges for research and policy. Journal of Consumer Policy, 32(3), pp.219-244.
WALSHAM, G., Robey, D., Sahay, S. (2007). Foreword: special issue on information systems in developing countries. MIS Quarterly, 31(2), pp. 317-326.
WEN, L., Zailani, Z., Fernando, Y. (2009). Determinants of RFID adoption in supply chain among manufacturing companies in China: a discriminant analysis. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2009, 4(1), pp.22-32.
WHITE, A., Johnson, M., Wilson, H. (2008). RFID in the supply chain: Lessons from European early adopters. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 38(2), pp. 88-107.
WOLCOTT, P., Press, L., McHenry, W., Goodman, S., Foster W. (2001). A Framework for assessing the global diffusion of the internet. Communication of the Association for Information Systems, 2(6), pp.1-50.
WU, N.C., Nystrom, M.A., Lin, T.R., Yu, H. C. (2006).Challenges to global RFID adoption, Technovation, 26(12). pp.1317-1323.
ZHU, K., Kraemer, K. L. (2005). Post-Adoption Variations in Usage and Value of e-Business by Organizations: Cross-Country Evidence from the Retail Industry. Information Systems Research, 16(1), pp.61-84.
How to Cite
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).