Title: An investigation of the impacts of some external contextual factors on ERP systems success assessment: a case of firms in Baltic-Nordic region

Authors: Princely Ifinedo

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, Mattilanniemi, Agora 5, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40351 Jyvaskyla, Finland

Abstract: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are among the largest information systems (IS) investments made by firms, and the use of such systems is spreading globally. Many researchers have discussed their adoption and implementation, few have investigated the impact of external contextual factors on the success of such technologies in adopting firms. This study aims to fill this gap in research by examining the effects of three external contextual factors, i.e., industry type, industry climate, and national economic climate on ERP success assessment. We obtained data from Estonia and Finland and our analysis shows that industry and national economic climates have significant relationships with ERP success.

Keywords: enterprise resource planning; ERP systems; success factors; external contextual factors; industry type; industry climate; national economic climate; Baltic region; Nordic; Finland; Estonia; internet; enterprise management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2006.011045

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2006 Vol.4 No.4, pp.355 - 378

Published online: 05 Oct 2006 *

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