Business innovation in ERP orchestration theory : multicases from the West and East

Badewi, A, Mohamad, MRA ORCID:, Shehab, E and Wood-Harper, T 2015, 'Business innovation in ERP orchestration theory : multicases from the West and East' , The Journal of Strategic Information Systems . (Unpublished)

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Despite the general dearth of research into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a discipline, a few papers have investigated the post-implementation period of this technology. In this paper, ERP is defined as an IT infrastructure that integrates different information systems and technological artefacts into a single system. However, the ability to utilize the ERP asset portfolio to enable organizations to sustain innovation in their business has not been investigated in the literature. From this perspective, it is not clearly known how ERP’s assets and organizational capabilities are orchestrated to realize business innovation. The Grounded Theory Approach (GTA), using a critical realist paradigm, has been used through interviewing thirteen ERP practitioners from different organizations and eight consultants in ERP systems. A new taxonomy of ERP benefits is deployed to address the different organizational capabilities and ERP assets required to realize each group of benefits. The ERP asset orchestration theory is developed to understand how organizations’ business innovation can be diffused by deploying these assets. This theory also guides decision makers in why and when they should purchase and attach new technological artefacts to an existing ERP system. At a micro-level, we propose a maturity framework, called in this paper a “cone of innovation”, for mapping business innovation mechanisms as a result of deploying ERP assets.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0963-8687
Funders: Cranfield University
Depositing User: Dr Mostafa Mohamad
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:08

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