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A business model analysis of blockchain technology-based startup

Park, J.Y. and Sung, C.S. (2020) A business model analysis of blockchain technology-based startup. Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, 7 (4). pp. 3048-3060.

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Abstract

Blockchain is drawing attention as rising technology with the advantages of security, transparency, and immutability by a decentralized network structure. However, blockchain technology is still an immature technology and lacks common standards. The researches on blockchain technology have been mainly focused on the financial sector but rarely applied to the supply chain in industry sectors. Especially, the blockchain technologies developed by technology entrepreneurs are still challenging to apply to an actual business due to a lack of understanding of the possibility of creating value. Therefore, it is necessary to provide technological entrepreneurs with an understanding of the business model and the feasibility of creating value with the new technology like blockchain. To address the issue, this study investigates how blockchain technology is effectively applicable and what value can be achieved from it. The purpose of this study is to analyze a livestock traceability system using blockchain technology and investigate its business model in terms of the value proposition, value delivery, and value creation. This study would provide insights into the business value creation of blockchain technology.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Publisher: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center
Copyright: © 2020 Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center
United Nations SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57728
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