Enterprise resource planning systems: a brief literature review

Yan Xu, Nasrin Rahmati, Vincent Lee

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    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have been around since the mid-1970s when they first ran on mainframe computers. It has been suggested (eg, Musaji, 2002) that four significant trends are shaping the evolution of ERP system: the continuing improvements in ERP integration and flexibility, extension to e-business applications, broader reach to new users, and the adoption of internet technologies. As is suggested by Webster and Watson (2002) an effective review of literature creates a firm foundation for advancing knowledge. With this aim in mind we have reviewed research papers on ERP systems between 1998 and 2006 from different types of academic journals in different areas. The literature is further classified by its topic, the major outcomes and research methods of each study are addressed. This is followed by implications for future research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th IBIMA Conference on Information Management in Modern Organizations; Marrakech; Morocco; 4 January 2008 through 6 January 2008
    PublisherIBIMA Publishing
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Business Information Management 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
    Duration: 4 Jan 20086 Jan 2008
    Conference number: 9th


    ConferenceInternational Business Information Management 2008
    Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2008
    OtherIBIMA held two conferences with the same name in 2008.
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    • Culture
    • ERP
    • Literature review

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