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dc.contributor.authorHossain, M.
dc.contributor.authorQuaddus, Mohammed
dc.contributor.editorWei Chih-Ping
dc.contributor.editorHan Zhang
dc.contributor.editorPatrick Y.K. Chau
dc.identifier.citationHossain, Mohammad Alamgir and Quaddus, Mohammed. 2010. Impact of External Environmental Factors on RFID Adoption in Australian Livestock Industry: An Exploratory Study, in Chih-Ping, W. and Zhang, H. and Chau, P.Y.K. (ed), 14th Asia Pacific Conference on Information Systems, Jul 9 2010, pp. 1735-1742. Taipei, Taiwan: IEEE.

A significant numbers of ‘mad cow’ disease outbreaks around the globe as well as the recent food safety concerns in Japan, Europe, and Korea increase the necessity of a lifetime traceable information system of animals. Ideally, this system would generate a lifetime history of the potentially affected animals and simultaneously allow unaffected livestock owners to continue to trade. Therefore, as a result of the market demand and pressure, and to save local industry, a number of countries around the globe have adopted Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, as RFID has enormous capabilities in identifying and tracking animals.At farm level, the farmers have adopted RFID due to the external pressure emanating from various stakeholders and the contextual environment. The contextual external environment, therefore, contributes towards most for RFID’s adoption. This paper first examines the influence of the external environmental factors on RFID adoption in various worldwide applications and then determines how important those factors are in Australian livestock industry, using seven livestock farms as cases. The study finds that legislative pressure is the main driving factor in RFID adoption while competitive pressure and external support are also important. The paper then proposes a framework that contributes to the adoption theories and can be used to identify the impacts of the components of the external environment in practice.

dc.publisherIEEE Publishers
dc.subjectexternal environment
dc.titleImpact of External Environmental Factors on RFID Adoption in Australian Livestock Industry: An Exploratory Study
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 14th Pacific Asia conference on information systems
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 14th Pacific Asia conference on information systems
dcterms.source.conference14th Asia Pacific Conference on Information Systems
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 9 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationTaipei, Taiwan

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curtin.departmentGraduate School of Business
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