A Systematic Review of Blockchain Literature in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Identifying Research Questions and Future Directions

Kummer, Sebastian and Herold, David Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4023-2282 and Dobrovnik, Mario and Mikl, Jasmin and Schäfer, Nicole (2020) A Systematic Review of Blockchain Literature in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Identifying Research Questions and Future Directions. Future Internet, 12 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1999-5903

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Abstract

Potential blockchain applications in logistics and supply chain (LSCM) have gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. However, as a field in its infancy, blockchain research often lacks theoretical foundations, and it is not clear which and to what extent organizational theories are used to investigate blockchain technology in the field of LSCM. In response, based upon a systematic literature review, this paper: (a) identifies the most relevant organizational theories used in blockchain literature in the context of LSCM; and (b) examines the content of the identified organizational theories to formulate relevant research questions for investigating blockchain technology in LSCM. Our results show that blockchain literature in LSCM is based around six organizational theories, namely: agency theory, information theory, institutional theory, network theory, the resource-based view and transaction cost analysis. We also present how these theories can be used to examine specific blockchain problems by identifying blockchain-specific research questions that are worthy of investigation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: blockchain; supply chain; logistics management; agency theory; information theory; institutional theory; network theory; resource-based view; transaction cost analysis; organizational theories
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > Transportwirtschaft und Logistik
Departments > Welthandel > Transportwirtschaft und Logistik > Kummer
Forschungsinstitute > Supply Chain Management
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: David Martin Herold
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 08:38
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 08:38
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/95063/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7532

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