Supply chain reactions to the rise of the internet of things: Reseller adoption of smart microgrid solutions

Mika Westerlund, Risto Rajala, Hamidreza Kavandi, Mervi Rajahonka, Seppo Leminen

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This study applies technology adoption and strategic orientation theories to investigate the reseller adoption of smart microgrids (SMGs). These intelligent power generation solutions, operating on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, rely on sustainab le energy sources to supply small-scale loads. Using data from 100 power system resellers in North America, the study reveals that resellers' performance expectancy and vendors' innovation orientation foster reseller adoption of SMG solutions, while adoption is not driven by resellers' effort expectancy. Furthermore, supply chain members play a crucial role in IoT technology diffusion, but the existing research lacks comprehensive models to help illuminate reseller adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Electronic Business "Internet of Things", ICEB 2015
EditorsTimon C. Du, J.H. Cheng
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Consortium for Electronic Business - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 6 Dec 201510 Dec 2015
Conference number: 15

Publication series

Name International Consortium for Electronic Business
ISSN (Electronic)1683-0040


ConferenceInternational Consortium for Electronic Business
Abbreviated titleICEB 2015
CityHong Kong
Internet address


  • Innovation orientation
  • Internet of things
  • Reseller
  • Smart microgrid
  • Technology adoption


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