• 1 Towards the boundless real-time enterprise
  • 1.1 RFID technology
  • 1.2 Improve efficiency, enable new products and services and gaincompetitive advantage
  • 2 Theoretical background
  • 2.1 The strategic importance of RFID
  • 2.2 Determinants of perceived strategic importance
  • 2.3 Willingness to invest in RFID
  • 2.4 RFID in comparison to other IT topics
  • 3 Research design
  • 4 Empirical findings
  • 4.1 Characteristics of participants
  • 4.2 RFID diffusion
  • 4.3 Strategic importance of RFID
  • 4.4 Determinants of perceived strategic importance
  • 4.5 Willingness to invest in RFID
  • 4.6 RFID and top IT topics
  • 4.7 Preparing for the future: RFID visions
  • 5 Conclusion
  • 6 Recommendations and suggestions for action
  • 6.1 Recommendations for potential RFID users
  • 6.2 Recommendations for RFID vendors
  • 7 Outlook
  • References