Making investment decisions on RFID technology: an evaluation of key adoption factors in construction firms

Mabad, Tarik and Ali, Omar and Ally, Mustafa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-3860 and Wamba, Samuel Fosso and Chan, Ka Ching ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8756-2991 (2021) Making investment decisions on RFID technology: an evaluation of key adoption factors in construction firms. IEEE Access, 9:9366873. pp. 36937-36954.

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Abstract

The importance of RFID technology is increasing as a means of enhancing productivity and efficiency, and reducing costs. The purpose of this research paper is to study the influence of technological, organizational, environmental, and innovation factors on the adoption of RFID technology by construction companies in Australia. With the growth of Australia's economy, in particular, the construction sector, the logistics departments in construction companies should pay attention to the adoption of more efficient technologies to provide better services for their customers. This paper provides a consolidated framework of RFID technology adoption based on studies on RFID technology adoption in particular from an IS perspective. The paper combines an integrated model of the Technology-Organization-Environment framework, the Diffusion of Innovation theory, and Actor-Network Theory to establish a more comprehensive innovation adoption framework for RFID technology. The data gathered to study the factors affecting the adoption of RFID technology are analysed from the results of a survey of construction companies in Australia, in which 297 Information Technology (IT) staff were participants in this research. The research results show that the factors which had a statistically significant and positive impact on the adoption of RFID services in construction companies were: relative advantage, compatibility, cost, expected benefits, top management support, external support and organization size. The findings from this research study have the potential to provide insights to firms seeking to make investment decisions on the adoption of RFID technology.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 01:41
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 00:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: RFID technology, adoption, technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework, diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory, actor-network theory, construction companies
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4601 Applied computing > 460199 Applied computing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9002 Property, Business Support Services and Trade > 900202 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2201 Communication technologies, systems and services > 220107 Wireless technologies, networks and services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3063301
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43886

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