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International Journal of Logistics Management, The

ISSN: 0957-4093

Online from: 1990

Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management

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RFID and the Innovation Cycle

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Title:RFID and the Innovation Cycle
Author(s):Yossi Sheffi, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Citation:Yossi Sheffi, (2004) "RFID and the Innovation Cycle", International Journal of Logistics Management, The, Vol. 15 Iss: 1, pp.1 - 10
Keywords:Barcodes, Innovation, Radio systems, Supply-chain management, Tracking
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/09574090410700194 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:In this paper, several “disruptive” technologies are considered and the paths they have taken from the early innovation phase to full implementation are traced. The technologies include: refrigeration; the automobile and highway system; incandescent lighting; the television; and, the personal computer. Each technology is traced through several steps leading from the early innovation to wide adoption. Then the same steps are applied to RFID, placing it in this historical context and speculating on the possible future adoption and impact of this technology.

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