Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Logistics (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Matthew Jenkins


This paper discusses the relationship of the regulatory barriers and the level of innovation with regards to drones in the logistics industry. This relationship is shown in a cohesive and understandable two-by-two matrix that combines both industry and academic articles using a context analysis. This entire matrix not only shows where we are currently with drone technology but also where we are headed within logistics. This matrix can also be used to show how industries can move from different portions of the industry to one that works better for the business model they are pursuing. Also, the matrix can help to show what needs to be done from a regulatory perspective in order for mass implementation of drone technology to occur.