Integration in ERP Environments: Rhetoric, Realities and Organisational Possibilities

14 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2006

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Ben Light

University of Salford

Erica Wagner

Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration

Abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages are said to enable integration when the standard inscription is adhered to through software configuration. A social shaping perspective expands conceptualisations of ERP packages, enabling a view of them as configurational technologies. Thus, ERP integration is opened up and the integration through standardisation thesis is challenged.

Suggested Citation

Light, Ben and Wagner, Erica, Integration in ERP Environments: Rhetoric, Realities and Organisational Possibilities. New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 215-228, November 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=939881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2006.00176.x

Ben Light (Contact Author)

University of Salford ( email )

University of Salford
M5 4WT Salford, Lancashire M5 4WT
United Kingdom

Erica Wagner

Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration ( email )

435B Statler Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-6902
United States

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