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Blockchain application in maritime supply chain: a systematic literature review and conceptual framework

Shin, Sanghoon, Wang, Yingli ORCID:, Pettit, Stephen ORCID: and Abouarghoub, Wessam ORCID: 2023. Blockchain application in maritime supply chain: a systematic literature review and conceptual framework. Maritime Policy & Management 10.1080/03088839.2023.2234896
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This research aims to establish the link between blockchain technology adoption in the maritime and shipping industry and its impact on maritime supply chain integration via a systematic review of both the academic and practice literature. In total 148 articles were identified and analysed. Blockchain applications identified from the literature are categorized into three domains: document management, transaction management, and cargo/vessel/terminal operations. An analysis of the benefits and challenges that influence the deployment of blockchain technology for maritime supply chain integration leads to the development of an integrated and extended Technology, Organization, and Environment (TOE) framework. This study is among the first to examine the current state of blockchain diffusion within the maritime supply chain, making a significant contribution to the field. The extended TOE framework offers guidance for future research and understanding of the relationship between blockchain adoption and maritime supply chain integration. It can be used to assist organisations in successfully adopting blockchain technology in their supply chain operations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0308-8839
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 June 2023
Date of Acceptance: 19 June 2023
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 13:19

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