Title: Implementation problems with ERP systems in Virtual Enterprises/Virtual Organisations
Authors: Sushil K. Sharma, Catherine Chen, Srinivasan Sundaram
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Abstract: Turbulent market conditions characterised by very fast and continuous changes are forcing many enterprises to adopt new organisational paradigms of collaboration and cooperation forming highly dynamic organisations known as Virtual Enterprises (VE) or Virtual Organisations (VO). Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in a virtual enterprise setting is an entirely different preposition than implementing an ERP system in a single enterprise environment. Collaborative enterprises have to integrate between their ERP packages and other applications such as legacy systems and e-commerce sites. This paper identifies various issues and challenges that may arise for ERP implementation in virtual enterprises.
Keywords: virtual enterprises; virtual organisations; enterprise resource planning; ERP implementation; e-business; electronic business; collaboration; software selection; scalability; organisational culture; coordination; communication; trust.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.5, pp.491 - 509
Published online: 25 Apr 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article