Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Business (Research)


Institute of Technology Tralee

First Advisor

Ann Sears


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology increases the ability of organisations to acquire a vast array of data about the location and properties of any entity that can be physically tagged, and wirelessly scanned within certain technical limitations. Many companies can benefit from its adoption, companies such as Manufacturing, Logistics, FMCG/Retail, Libraries and Pharmaceutical. This Research investigates the impediments to RFID adoption in Ireland. Internationally the lack of standards, cost of the technology along with other factors are cited as major constraints to the adoption of RFID. In an Irish context these factors hold true. Following an extensive research process, this research paper identifies cost and unwillingness to change as major impediments to the RFID adoption rates in Ireland.

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