The Foundation of Distributed Ledger Technology for Supply Chain Management

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract Distributed ledger technology (DLT) appears to be one of the most promising technologies in the field of supply chain management (SCM). However, as the technology is still evolving, only limited empirical evidence has been analyzed, managers and scientific scholars alike seek to understand how DLT can help improving SCM. This study aims to shed light into the current DLT applications in SCM to identify the foundation of the technology for SCM and uncover what DLT brings to the table. It develops seven foundational characteristics of DLT in SCM that describe both the nature of DLT and its characteristics for SCM. The study reveals that DLTs are interorganizational information systems that are diverse in their realizations and enable modular platform ecosystems. Nowadays application in SCM build on steady data availability, selective transparency, high authenticity and a source of mutual trust.
Authors Röck, Dominik
Projects Hofmann, Prof. Dr. Erik; Röck, M.Sc. Dominik; Mathauer, M.A. HSG Mathias; Enthoven, M.Sc. ETH Maximilian & Langner, M.Sc. Daniel (2018) SNF: Foundation of distributed ledgers in supply chain management: Theory development, practical applicability and critical reflection [fundamental research project]
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 9 January 2020
Volume Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Page Range 4524-4533
Number of Pages 10
Event Title 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Event Location Wailea, HI, USA
Event Dates January 7 - 10, 2020
ISBN 978-0-9981331-3-3
Depositing User Dr. Dominik Röck
Date Deposited 16 Jan 2020 10:20
Last Modified 16 Jan 2020 10:20


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Röck, Dominik: The Foundation of Distributed Ledger Technology for Supply Chain Management. 2020. - 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. - Wailea, HI, USA.

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