Research Area:  Blockchain Technology
The hypothesis of the thesis: It is possible to facilitate digitization of the economy of Latvia through blockchain technology adoption. The aim of the thesis: to develop recommendations for facilitating blockchain technology adoption in the economy of Latvia based on investigation of global blockchain technology adoption factors and scenarios with a focus on Baltic States region analysis.
To achieve the aim, the following tasks are set: 1. to outline a framework for blockchain technology adoption assessment through the lenses of innovation theories, technology adoption models and the concept of knowledge economy; 2. to analyse blockchain related policies, public opinions and regulatory developments in the European Union and Baltic States; 3. to analyse blockchain technology adoption trends worldwide and in the Baltic States; 4. to develop and analyse scenarios for blockchain technology adoption in the economy of Latvia.
To achieve the aim of the thesis, the research is structured in four chapters with sub?sections. The first chapter outlines the theoretical research of blockchain technology, knowledge economy, innovation theories and aspects of innovation diffusion process and underlying innovation adoption factors. As a result, innovation adoption and technology acceptance models are summarized.
Name of the Researcher:  Natalija Kostrikova.
Name of the Supervisor(s):  Baiba
Year of Completion:  2021
University:  Latvia University
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