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Influence of Blockchain Adoption on Technology Transfer, Performance and Supply Chain Integration, Flexibility and Responsiveness. A Case Study from IT&C Medium-Sized Enterprises

Sebastian-Ion CEPTUREANU1, Roy CERQUETI2, Adriana ALEXANDRU3, Doina I. POPESCU1, Gurjeet DHESI4, Eduard-Gabriel CEPTUREANU1*
1 The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romana Square, Bucharest, 010374, Romania
sebastian.ceptureanu@man.ase; doina.popescu@man.ase.ro;
eduard.ceptureanu@man.ase.ro (*Corresponding author)
2 Sapienza University of Rome/London South Bank University, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
roy.cerqueti@uniroma1.it
3 National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, 8-10 Averescu Ave., Bucharest, 011455, Romania
adriana.alexandru@ici.ro
4 London South Bank University, 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, United Kingdom
dhesig@lsbu.ac.uk

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze how blockchain technology can improve supply chain variables and technology transfer in medium-sized enterprises from IT&C sector. Blockchain technology is expected to enhance the velocity and reliability of business and managerial processes and increase competitiveness of IT&C companies. The purpose was to see if these combined elements could lead to the generation of competitive advantage, which in turn would influence the firm performance. Based on the study of relevant literature, a conceptual and methodological framework was developed and tested on 383 medium-sized companies from the IT&C sector, using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The results of this study show that blockchain technology positively influences supply chain variables and technology transfer, with direct effects on the firm performance.

Keywords: Blockchain, Supply chain management, Technology transfer, IT&C.

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Sebastian-Ion CEPTUREANU, Roy CERQUETI, Adriana ALEXANDRU, Doina I. POPESCU, Gurjeet DHESI, Eduard-Gabriel CEPTUREANU, Influence of Blockchain Adoption on Technology Transfer, Performance and Supply Chain Integration, Flexibility and Responsiveness. A Case Study from IT&C Medium-Sized Enterprises, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 30(3), pp. 61-74, 2021. https://doi.org/10.24846/v30i3y202106