Exploits of blockchain technology in supply chain finance: a blockchain-as-a-service perspective for Ghana’s SMEs (Published)
The implementation of blockchain technology in supply chain finance (BcSCF) offers a conducive way for entrepreneurial financing. Extending the resource-based view (RBV), a traditional perspective approach is espoused to trigger scholarly discussions, pining the development of research fronts on Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in addressing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) financing constraints. This paper suggests that, despite the operational challenges of blockchains and the necessity to focus on core business activities, BaaS is promising, with significant efforts in terms of cost-savings, efficiency, and reliability with reduced risks. This study provides insight on BaaS contributions to fostering entrepreneurial finance as well as contributing to the literature on the accomplishments of BaaS within BcSCF provisions for particularly Ghanaian SMEs. Therefore, detailed studies into the viability of technologically-enabled types of SME finance are essential, necessitating more research. Resultantly, some forward-thinking research issues for researchers in the disciplines of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and decision science have been presented.
Citation: Elijah Asante Boakye; Hongjiang Zhao; Millicent Adu-Damoah; Edward Amankwah (2022) Exploits of blockchain technology in supply chain finance: a blockchain-as-a-service perspective for Ghana’s SMEs, International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability, Vol.10, No.3, pp.32-49,
Keywords: Blockchain Technology; Blockchain-as-a-Service; Resource Based-View; Supply Chain Finance; SMEs financing