publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Adoption of 3D-printing technologies in manufacturing: A survey analysis

Dara G. Schniederjans;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Current manufacturing literature discusses the potential for 3D-printing to optimize both operations and supply chain management performance. In addition various countries have invested heavily in encouraging the adoption and use of 3D-printing in manufacturing. Despite this, very little current literature exists on addressing the question: what impacts 3D-printing adoption? Through the use of diffusion of innovations theory and unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, this study addresses three research inquiries. (1) Does top-management adoption category impact 3D-printing speed of actual adoption as well as speed of potential adoption in manufactur...
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free text keywords: Management Science and Operations Research, Economics and Econometrics, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, General Business, Management and Accounting, Innovation management, Expectancy theory, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, 3D printing, business.industry, business, Economics, Supply chain management, Manufacturing firms, Marketing, Operations management, Moderation
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Adoption of 3D-printing technologies in manufacturing: A survey analysis

Dara G. Schniederjans;