A new dynamic framework for managing ERP development and enterprise strategy

Ben Clegg, Yi Wan

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The enterprise management (EM) approach provides a holistic view of organizations and their related information systems. In order to align information technology (IT) innovation with global markets and volatile virtualization, traditional firms are seeking to reconstruct their enterprise structures alongside repositioning strategy and establish new information system (IS) architectures to transform from single autonomous entities into more open enterprises supported by new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. This chapter shows how ERP engage-abilities cater to three distinctive EM patterns and resultant strategies. The purpose is to examine the presumptions and importance of combing ERP and inter-firm relations relying on the virtual value chain concept. From a review of the literature on ERP development and enterprise strategy, exploratory inductive research studies in Zoomlion and Lanye have been conducted. In addition, the authors propose a dynamic conceptual framework to demonstrate the adoption and governance of ERP in the three enterprise management forms and points to a new architectural type (ERPIII) for operating in the virtual enterprise paradigm. © 2012, IGI Global.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational integration of enterprise systems and resources
Subtitle of host publicationadvancements and applications
EditorsJoão Varajão, Maria M. Cruz-Cunha, António Trigo
Place of PublicationHershey, PA (US)
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-1765-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4666-1764-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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