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dc.contributor.authorRana, Nripendra P.
dc.contributor.authorDwivedi, Y.K.
dc.contributor.authorHughes, D.L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T09:28:25Z
dc.date.available2021-01-25T09:28:25Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationRana NP, Dwivedi YK and Hughes DL (2021) Analysis of Challenges for Blockchain Adoption within the Indian Public Sector: An Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach. Information Technology and People. Accepted for publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18327
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose – Blockchain is one of the most significant emerging technologies that is set to transform many aspects of industry and society. However, it has several major technical, social, legal, environmental and ethical complexities that offer significant challenges for mainstream use within the public sector. The Covid-19 pandemic has compelled many public sector employees to work remotely, highlighting a number of challenges to blockchain adoption within the Indian context signifying the pertinence of this research topic in the post-pandemic era. This study offers insight to researchers and policymakers alike on how such challenges are interdependent within this important subject. Design/methodology/approach – We explored 16 unique sets of challenges selected from the literature and gathered data from nine experts from government settings, healthcare and education sectors and academia who have significant knowledge and experience of blockchain implementation and use in their respective organisations. The implementation of Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) and MICMAC provided a precise set of driving, linkage and dependent challenges that were used to formulate the framework. Findings – The developed ISM framework is split into six different levels. The results suggest that the bottom level consists of challenges such as ‘Lack of standards (C9)’ and ‘Lack of validation (C10)’ form the foundation of the hierarchical structure of blockchain adoption. However, the topmost level consists of a highly dependent challenge termed ‘adoption of blockchain in the public sector (C16)’. The research filters the selected set of five challenges to develop a parsimonious model and formulated six propositions to examine the impact of ‘lack of standard (C9)’, ‘lack of validation (C10)’ on ‘security issues (C3)’ and ‘privacy concerns (C2)’, which eventually determine individuals’ ‘reluctance to use blockchain technology (C12)’. Originality/Value – This research fills a key gap in exiting research by exploring the key challenges in blockchain adoption within the public sector by developing a valuable framework to model this important topic. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper to address these challenges and develop a parsimonious model for challenges of blockchain adoption in the public sector settings.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2021 Emerald Publishing Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode)en_US
dc.subjectBlockchainen_US
dc.subjectAdoptionen_US
dc.subjectChallengesen_US
dc.subjectPublic sectoren_US
dc.subjectInterpretive structural modellingen_US
dc.subjectMICMACen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Challenges for Blockchain Adoption within the Indian Public Sector: An Interpretive Structural Modelling Approachen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021-01-24
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-25T09:29:49Z
dc.openaccess.statusGreenen_US


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