• 1 RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION – TECHNOLOGY ANDPOTENTIALS
  • 1.1 RFID Technology<br<1.2 Improve Efficiency, Enable New Products and Services and Gain CompetitiveAdvantage
  • 2 THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
  • 2.1 The Strategic Importance of RFID
  • 2.2 Determinants on Perceived Strategic Importance
  • 2.3 Willingness to Invest in RFID
  • 2.4 RFID in Comparison to Other IT Topics
  • 3 RESEARCH DESIGN & RESPONDENTS
  • 4 EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
  • 4.1 Status Quo: RFID is still in its infancy
  • 4.2 Strategic importance of RFID: RFID is on the rise, but not yet a strategic issue
  • 4.3 Willingness to invest: budgets are growing
  • 4.4 Potentials: RFID for reducing errors
  • 4.5 Obstacles: standards, technical deficiencies, cost and financial insecurity are majorsources of concern
  • 4.6 RFID and top IT topics
  • 4.7 Preparing for the future: RFID visions
  • 5 CONCLUSION
  • 5.1 Summary of results
  • 5.2 Limitations of the study
  • 6 RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION
  • 6.1 Recommendations for potential RFID users
  • 6.2 Recommendations for RFID vendors
  • 7 OUTLOOK
  • References