Perceived barriers to the widespread commercial use of radio frequency identification technology

Rodrigues, Mark J. and James, Kieran (2010) Perceived barriers to the widespread commercial use of radio frequency identification technology. International Journal of Security and Networks, 5 (2/3). pp. 165-172. ISSN 1747-8405

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This paper provides a unique insight into the perceptions of leading Australian Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) suppliers/integrators regarding the present state and future of their industry, and barriers to more widespread adoption of the technology. Five (5) leading Australian suppliers/integrators with significant relevant industry experience were interviewed by an interviewer (the first-mentioned author) with 15 years working experience in the Canadian and Australian RFID industries. We find that the interviewed integrators were realistic and circumspect about the industry’s future and potential supply chain savings, which can be contrasted with the ‘hype’ evident in the extant ‘pro-innovation’ commercial literature (for example, AIM-RFID Connections, 2003). One interviewee predicts that RFID share will equal barcode share in Australia by 2012, with barcodes having only 20% share (RFID 80%) by 2020. Understanding leading integrators’ current perceptions about the industry will help vendors and others to develop applications that will be more likely to gain widespread acceptance. The interview responses, and accompanying discussion, may also help allay the fears of consumer groups regarding the impact of RFID tags upon consumer privacy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2010 03:08
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 01:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption; barcodes; barriers; consumer privacy; diffusion; EC; electronic commerce; implementation; innovation; RFID; radio frequency identification
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220103 Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950402 Business Ethics
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950408 Technological Ethics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2010.032215

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