PurposeThis study aims to explore whether the blockchain technology (BCT), as a unique and distinctive resource, affects the development of unique capabilities and the integration and reconfiguration of internal physical and human resources necessary to gain a trusted competitive advantage. Design/methodology/approachA case study approach has been used to identify the internal resources and capabilities that affect the decision to implement BCT and to determine whether this new technology can become a strategic internal resource in the wine industry. FindingsResults show the role of two strategic resources: human resources, such as IT specialists and software developers for BCT applications, and skills of companies' management to grant sensitive and confidential data to IT specialists and the ability to read the analytics from the BCT application, becoming a distinctive enabling assets. Research limitations/implicationsThe main limitation of this study is related to the analysis of a single case, which, on the one hand, does not allow generalisation of the empirical findings but, on the other hand, is themost appropriatemethod for the explorative nature of this research. Practical implicationsOur findings have useful practical implications for wineries and agri-food companies in overall because they can support managers and entrepreneurs in effectively implementing these innovative digital technologies in their valuecreation process. Originality/valueThe study of this underexplored topic gives interesting insights into the resources needed for the successful adoption of this emerging technology, which can support wineries in improving the value-creating process. In particular, compared to the previous studies, this research analyses the adoption process under the resource-based theory lens.

Silvestri R., Adamashvili N., Fiore M., Galati A. (2023). How blockchain technology generates a trust-based competitive advantage in the wine industry: a resource based view perspective. EUROPEAN BUSINESS REVIEW, 35(5), 713-736 [10.1108/EBR-10-2022-0217].

How blockchain technology generates a trust-based competitive advantage in the wine industry: a resource based view perspective

Adamashvili N.;Galati A.
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2023-08-21

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PurposeThis study aims to explore whether the blockchain technology (BCT), as a unique and distinctive resource, affects the development of unique capabilities and the integration and reconfiguration of internal physical and human resources necessary to gain a trusted competitive advantage. Design/methodology/approachA case study approach has been used to identify the internal resources and capabilities that affect the decision to implement BCT and to determine whether this new technology can become a strategic internal resource in the wine industry. FindingsResults show the role of two strategic resources: human resources, such as IT specialists and software developers for BCT applications, and skills of companies' management to grant sensitive and confidential data to IT specialists and the ability to read the analytics from the BCT application, becoming a distinctive enabling assets. Research limitations/implicationsThe main limitation of this study is related to the analysis of a single case, which, on the one hand, does not allow generalisation of the empirical findings but, on the other hand, is themost appropriatemethod for the explorative nature of this research. Practical implicationsOur findings have useful practical implications for wineries and agri-food companies in overall because they can support managers and entrepreneurs in effectively implementing these innovative digital technologies in their valuecreation process. Originality/valueThe study of this underexplored topic gives interesting insights into the resources needed for the successful adoption of this emerging technology, which can support wineries in improving the value-creating process. In particular, compared to the previous studies, this research analyses the adoption process under the resource-based theory lens.
21-ago-2023
Settore AGR/01 - Economia Ed Estimo Rurale
Silvestri R., Adamashvili N., Fiore M., Galati A. (2023). How blockchain technology generates a trust-based competitive advantage in the wine industry: a resource based view perspective. EUROPEAN BUSINESS REVIEW, 35(5), 713-736 [10.1108/EBR-10-2022-0217].
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