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A Multi-Country Study of the Adoption of Erp Systems

33 Pages Posted: 27 May 2003  

Yvonne M. van Everdingen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Eric Waarts

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: October 2003 3,

Abstract

Studies on the adoption of innovations by companies generally includemicro-level and meso-level variables in order to explain a company'sreceptiveness to innovations. This study adds to the literature byinvestigating the role of macro-level variables (i.e. nationalculture) to explain differences in innovation penetration levels andadoption decisions by companies across national cultures. Alarge-scale empirical study was carried out in 10 European countriesconcerning the adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) softwareby mid size companies. Results indicate variables describing nationalcultural to have a strong, significant influence on the innovationpenetration and adoption. In addition, we find adoption modelsincluding micro-, meso- and macro-level variables to performsignificantly better in explaining innovation adoption acrosscountries than adoption models that only include micro- and meso-levelvariables.

Keywords: innovation, cross-cultural, organizational behavior, ERP

JEL Classification: M, M31, C44, O31

Suggested Citation

van Everdingen, Yvonne M. and Waarts, Eric, A Multi-Country Study of the Adoption of Erp Systems (October 2003 3,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-019-MKT. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=411652

Yvonne M. Van Everdingen (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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Eric Waarts

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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