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Will adoption of blockchain technology be challenging: evidence from Indian banking industry

Will adoption of blockchain technology be challenging: evidence from Indian banking industry Blockchain technology is predicted by many to be the most disruptive technology which might bring accessibility, efficiency and transparency in the financial industry. This study aims to understand the challenges likely to be faced by the Indian banking industry while adopting the technology.Design/methodology/approachThe study adopted a qualitative approach to explore the challenges faced by the banking industry in India. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with senior executives and academicians in the finance and the information technology industries helped gain explorative insights about the challenges.FindingsThematic analysis suggested a framework comprising five challenges while adopting blockchain technology. These challenges relate to technology, organisation, operation, regulator and environmental context.Originality/valueThe paper contributes to the limited literature on the nascent blockchain technology adoption in banking industry in an emerging country context. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Research in Financial Markets Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-4179
eISSN
1755-4179
DOI
10.1108/qrfm-01-2022-0003
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Abstract

Blockchain technology is predicted by many to be the most disruptive technology which might bring accessibility, efficiency and transparency in the financial industry. This study aims to understand the challenges likely to be faced by the Indian banking industry while adopting the technology.Design/methodology/approachThe study adopted a qualitative approach to explore the challenges faced by the banking industry in India. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with senior executives and academicians in the finance and the information technology industries helped gain explorative insights about the challenges.FindingsThematic analysis suggested a framework comprising five challenges while adopting blockchain technology. These challenges relate to technology, organisation, operation, regulator and environmental context.Originality/valueThe paper contributes to the limited literature on the nascent blockchain technology adoption in banking industry in an emerging country context.

Journal

Qualitative Research in Financial MarketsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 28, 2023

Keywords: Blockchain; Technology adoption; Banking; India; FinTech; O3; M1; G21

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