Antecedents for blockchain technology-enabled sustainable agriculture supply chain


Blockchain can solve the problems that the agriculture supply chain (ASC) is facing to achieve sustainable growth. In a nation like India, blockchain application in the supply chain is still new; therefore, supply chain players need a better understanding and awareness of blockchain through valuable insights. This article aims to study the mediating role of blockchain technology adoption (BLCT) for sustainable supply chain performance (SSCP). This study investigates the influence of numerous factors such as green and lean practices, supply chain integration, supply chain risk, performance expectancy, top management support, cost, internal and external environmental conditions, regulatory support, and innovation capability on BLCT adoption. A sample of 316 respondents from Indian ASC industries was collected, and structural equation modeling (SEM) was used. This study's outcomes show that green and lean practices, supply chain integration, supply chain risks, internal and external conditions, regulatory support, innovation capability, and cost positively influence BLCT adoption. Moreover, BLCT positively influences sustainable agriculture supply chain performance. This article is valuable for policymakers, managers, service providers, researchers, and academicians to understand the role of factors in influencing BLCT and BLCT's role in improving sustainable supply chain performance (SSCP).

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
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Publication ISSN: 1572-9338
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 17:50
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 15:50
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-12-06
Published Online Date: 2021-12-06
Accepted Date: 2021-11-25
Authors: Nayal, Kirti
Raut, Rakesh D.
Narkhede, Balkrishna E.
Priyadarshinee, Pragati
Panchal, Gajanan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9414-3114)
Gedam, Vidyadhar V.



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