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Methodology Issues in Enterprise Systems Implementations

Methodology Issues in Enterprise Systems Implementations
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Author(s): Lambertus Verhage (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch259
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Enterprise Systems (ES), also known as Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), are still challenged by managerial problems in European implementation practice to reduce the enormous complexity. Literature after Y2K doesn’t support solutions for this practical statement directly. Second, methodology plays a dominant role and is closely related with managerial aspects of implementation projects. It’s remarkable that management and methodology are mostly outsourced disciplines in ES implementations. There is no new insight knowledge about the methodology gained with research in depth. The main issue here is that we have no complete picture of all activities. Focus of this study is research in depth for a suitable methodology for ES implementations. The chosen research strategy is based on the “structured case” approach by Carroll and Swatman (2000), using the interpretative paradigm as a possible option in building a new theory. This paper represents the first findings as “methodology issues”.

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