Integration of logistics and cloud computing service providers: cost and green benefits in the Chinese context

Subramanian, Nachiappan and Abdulrahman, Muhammad D. and Zhou, Xiaolai (2014) Integration of logistics and cloud computing service providers: cost and green benefits in the Chinese context. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 70 . pp. 86-98. ISSN 1366-5545

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Abstract

Drawing on the innovation diffusion theory and data from 236 Chinese small and medium-sized logistics service providers (SMLSPs), this study developed and tested a conceptual model for empirically examining the green and cost benefits of integration between cloud service providers and SMLSPs in the Chinese context. The study posits that the perceived green and cost benefits drive the need for cloud computing (CC) adoption by Chinese SMLSPs. The results indicate that Chinese SMLSPs are attracted by CC to reduce cost in a short term and to gain sustainability through green benefits in a long term. The study extends CC capabilities and enterprise integration literature in the context of logistics services.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cloud computing; Technology adoption; Logistics services; Innovation diffusion; China
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2014.06.015
Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 23:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48890

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