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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2015, 1(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.1186/s40852-015-0010-z (registering DOI)

A systematic review of RFID applications and diffusion: key areas and public policy issues

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Korea Institute of Public Affairs, Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Received: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 11 August 2015 / Published: 4 September 2015
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Abstract

RFID applicants called as e-ID, smart tag, and contactless smart card are being applied to numerous areas in our daily life, including tracking manufactured goods, currency, and patients to payments systems. To review these various applications of RFID is important to exploring not only ongoing e-governance issues such as digital identification, delivery process, and governance but also business oriented application areas like supply chain. Through a systematic review methodology from 111 previous studies about RFID technology for public sector, we found six key areas of RFID applications: defense and security, identification, environmental applications, transportation, healthcare and welfare, and agriculture-livestock. We also suggest that the diffusion and applications of RFID can involve unexpected disadvantages including technological deficiency, uncertain benefits, dubious transparency, uncomfortable privacy issue, and unequal distribution of digital power and literacy. Further research on RFID impact includes not only various theoretical issues of but also legal and managerial problems. Rigorous research is required to explore what factors are critical to adopt and implement new RFID applications in terms of technology governance and digital literacy. Massive data driven research is also expected to identify RFID performance in government agencies and various industry sectors.
Keywords: RFID; Digital identification; Digital delivery; Smart tag; Contactless smart card RFID; Digital identification; Digital delivery; Smart tag; Contactless smart card
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Jung, K.; Lee, S. A systematic review of RFID applications and diffusion: key areas and public policy issues. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2015, 1, 9.

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