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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Blockchain technology will increasingly gain attention from both academics as well as practitioners and has \ the potential to disrupt traditional work methods in most industries. At least, that is what innovators and \ early adopters have promised. Published papers in the current body of knowledge are almost solely aimed \ towards technical aspects of blockchain technology. As far as the researchers are aware, no research has \ been conducted to identify factors affecting blockchain technology diffusion. Through grounded theory-based data collection and analysis, the factors affecting blockchain technology diffusion are identified in \ this research. Based on 18 semi-structured expert interviews, 13 factors affecting blockchain technology \ diffusion have been identified. The identified factors could be used as guidelines in the future when \ implementing or considering the implementation of blockchain technology. Future research should \ continue to focus on identifying additional factors. Additionally, the factors should be validated more \ thoroughly in future studies.

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Identifying Factors Affecting Blockchain Technology Diffusion

Blockchain technology will increasingly gain attention from both academics as well as practitioners and has \ the potential to disrupt traditional work methods in most industries. At least, that is what innovators and \ early adopters have promised. Published papers in the current body of knowledge are almost solely aimed \ towards technical aspects of blockchain technology. As far as the researchers are aware, no research has \ been conducted to identify factors affecting blockchain technology diffusion. Through grounded theory-based data collection and analysis, the factors affecting blockchain technology diffusion are identified in \ this research. Based on 18 semi-structured expert interviews, 13 factors affecting blockchain technology \ diffusion have been identified. The identified factors could be used as guidelines in the future when \ implementing or considering the implementation of blockchain technology. Future research should \ continue to focus on identifying additional factors. Additionally, the factors should be validated more \ thoroughly in future studies.