Logistics technology transfer process model

Abdullah S. Al Hajri*, Maruf Hasan

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A consecutive number of studies on the adoption trend of logistics technology since 1988 revealed that logistics organizations are not in the frontier when it comes to adopting new technology and this delayed adoption creates an information gap. Given the integrative nature of logistics technology, failure to implement the technology successfully could result in writing off major investments in developing and implementing the technology or even in abandoning the strategic initiatives underpinned by these innovations. Consequently, the need to employ effective strategies and models to cope with these uncertainties is crucial. This research addresses the aspect of uncertainty in implementation success by process research models. Process research approach focuses on the sequence of events in the technology transfer process that occur over time. Through the use of optimal matching from natural science and cluster analysis, this research revealed four patterns that organizations follow when transferring logistics technology namely, formal minimalist, mutual adaptation, development concerned, and organizational roles dispenser. Analysis of the relationship between these patterns and success pointed to a set of crucial and necessary events which differ from one pattern to another.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011


Other1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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