An Empirical Study on the Adoption of RFID Technology for Logistics Service Providers in China

  •  Chieh Lin    
  •  Yi Ho    


The purpose of this paper is to study the influences of technological, organizational and environmental factors on the adoption of RFID technology for logistics service providers in China. While the growth of China’s economy hinges to a large extent on the ability of the logistics industry to operate more efficiently and effectively in the global supply chain system, China’s logistics companies should pay attention to adopt more efficient logistics technologies to provide better services for their customers. The data to study the factors affecting the adoption of RFID technology came from a questionnaire survey of logistics service providers in China, and 574 logistics companies were analyzed. According to the survey results, about fifty percents of logistics companies are interested in RFID technology, but less than ten percents have the experiences of using RFID technology. Explicitness and accumulation of technology, organizational encouragement for innovation, quality of human resources, and governmental support exhibit significant influences on the willingness to adopt RFID technology.


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