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Barriers to the successful exploitation of ERP systems in Chinese state-owned enterprises

Peng, G.C. and Nunes, J.M.B. (2010) Barriers to the successful exploitation of ERP systems in Chinese state-owned enterprises. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 4 (5/6). pp. 596-620. ISSN 1751-200X

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Abstract

Adopting a systems perspective, the research presented in this paper aims at identifying, assessing and discussing potential cultural, organisational and system barriers to the successful exploitation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in the context of Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOE). The study adopted a deductive research design by using a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. The questionnaire design was based on a theoretical ontology of barriers drawn from a systematic literature review. The questionnaire was sent to 118 selected Chinese SOEs, from which 42 valid and usable responses were received and analysed. The findings of this study identified that managers in Chinese SOEs often perceived system barriers as most critical to ERP exploitation, but they seemed to overlook the fact that organisational barriers are the mainly triggers of the complicated network of ERP barriers and thus are in reality more important than the system ones.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Accepted for publication. Full text will be available 6 months post-publication in accordance with the publishers' embargo policy.
Keywords: Information Systems; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems; ERP Post-Implementation; Barriers; Systems Perspective; China; State-Owned Enterprises
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Dr Guo Chao Peng
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 09:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBSR.2010.035077
Status: Published
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1504/IJBSR.2010.035077
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11113

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