Logistics technology transfer model (LTTM)
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by A Al Harji, M Hasan
This paper gives an integrative model for the transferring of logistics technology into organizations. There are three versions of this model; two for organizational technology and one for inter-organizational technology. The study makes use of previous innovation-diffusion models along with adoption and implementation studies of logistics in literature. Also, the study looks at other relevant empirical studies in logistics (questionnaires and case studies) in order to draw sufficient understanding of logistics technology and to help in forming the constructs for the integrative model. This study contributes to theory with four things. First, it decomposes the adoption stage into three sub stages. Second, it introduces the cyclical effect to the historical stage models. Third, it gives new definitions for the stages in the stage model based on current empirical studies and Lewin-Schein Theory of Change. Fourth, it gives an inter-organizational logistics technology transfer model.