If Blockchain is the answer what is the question?


The purpose of the paper is to identify the issues and challenges to employing blockchain technology for different operations context. The paper analyses five cases to identify drivers and barriers to adopting the technology. Our findings suggest that interoperability and platform dependency can limit the wide-scale deployment of the technology. Additionally, trust in rule-based software automation and consensus among supply chain actors can inhibit effective adoption. In summary, the paper finds that care should be taken when applying blockchain, since there are many situations where its implementation is not feasible or not beneficial.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Event Title: 26th European Operations Management Association Conference 2019
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain,Challenges,Limitations
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 07:22
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 13:05
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2019-06-19
Accepted Date: 2019-06-01
Authors: Chowdhury, Soumyadeb (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8074-248X)
Rodríguez-Espíndola, Oscar (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4889-1565)
Beltagui, Ahmad (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2687-0971)
Mackenzie, Lewis



Version: Accepted Version

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