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Designing a blockchain enabled supply chain

Wang, Yingli ORCID: 2019. Designing a blockchain enabled supply chain. Presented at: 9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, Berlin, Germany, 28-30 August 2019. , vol.52(13) pp. 6-11. 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.082

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The paper reports a case study of a consortium in the UK’s construction sector trying to pilot a smart contract initiative. At the pre-pilot stage, we use the theory of sensemaking to understand how supply chain actors contextualise the potential impact of blockchain on their businesses, diagnose a new technology’s symptoms and then develop assumptions, expectations and knowledge of the new technology, which then shape their subsequent actions during the pilot. During the pilot, we use the design science approach in combination with theoretical lens of business model to actively shape the deployment of blockchain. Design science enables us a deep engagement with the field problem and practitioners while the business model allows us a generic design of blockchain deployment while test this generic approach in a given context, i.e. the smart contract pilot. This research offers valuable insights on how the consortium members design a blockchain enabled supply chain and various issues they have encountered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:48

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