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International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS) Volume 10, Issue 4

Book Description

Global markets and competition have forced companies to operate in a physically distributed environment to take the advantage of benefits of strategic alliances between partnering firms. Earlier, information systems such as Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) have widely been used for functional integration within an organization. With global operations in place, there is a need for suitable Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and E-Commerce (EC) for the integration of extended enterprises along the supply chain with the objective of achieving flexibility and responsiveness. Companies all over the world spend billions of dollars in the design and implementation of EIS in particular ERP systems such as Oracle, Peoplesoft, SAP, JD Edwards and BAAN with the objective of achieving an integrated global supply chain. Inter-organizational information systems play a major role in improving communication and integration between partnering firms to achieve an integrated global supply chain. There is a growing demand for research and applications that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions related to the successful applications and management aspects of EIS.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Initial Adoption vs. Institutionalization of E-Procurement in Construction Firms: The Role of Government in Developing Countries
  • Improving Firm Performance Through a Mobile Auditing Assistance System
  • Implication of Knowledge Transfer on Task Performance in ERP System Usage
  • Distinct Stakeholder Roles Across the ERP Implementation Lifecycle: A Case Study
  • Evaluating the Internal and External Factors Toward ERP Success: Examples from Bruneian Businesses