The objectives of the research were to identify factors that influence e-business adoption and its impact on logistics processes in the Greek food industry. Drawing on existing research, a conceptual framework and propositions were developed and six in depth case studies were carried out. In the framework, three major categories of influencing factors were distinguished: intra-enterprise, sector and supply chain factors. Findings suggest that e-business adoption is more affected by supply chain and sector factors, rather than intra-enterprise factors. Regarding the impact of e-business on logistics process, it seems that it is affected by the frequency of its use and it is greater in processes occurring at the company-customer interface. Finally, e-business impact is more related to the dimensions of time and quality, rather than cost improvements.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Logistics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|
|Event||13th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 18 Jun 2006 → 21 Jun 2012
Bibliographical noteEurOMA 2006 'Moving up the Value Chain'
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International journal of logistics on 30/6/07, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675560701427270
- e-business impact
- food industry
Matopoulos, A., Vlachopoulou, M., & Manthou, V. (2007). Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes: empirical evidence from the food industry. International Journal of Logistics, 10(2), 109-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675560701427270