Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges: Managerial Issues and Challenges

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Ferran, Carlos
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2008 - Computers - 420 pages
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Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.


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Detailed Table of Contents
Rise and Globalization of ERPs
From Ledgers to ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in a Global Environment
A Conceptual Framework for Developing and Evaluating ERP Implementation Strategies in Multinational Organizations
Investment Aspects
Enterprise Resource Planning Under Open Source Software
Experiences of Cultures in Global ERP Implementation
The Implementation of ERP Packages as a Mediation Process The Case of Five Brazilian Projects
Auditing Aspects
SarbanesOxley Compliance Internal Control and ERP Systems The Case of mySAP ERP
ERP Systems Effectiveness in Implementing Internal Controls in Global Organizations
Success Evaluation Aspects
Implementing ERP Systems in Multinational Projects Implications for Cultural Aspects and the Implementation Process
Success Factors for the Global Implementation of ERPHRMS Software

Achieving Business Benefits from ERP Systems
Organizational Aspects
The Secret Success of a Global ERP Champion Everything Changed and Nothing Happened
Business Process Reengineering and ERP Weapons for the Global Organization
Enterprise Systems as an Enabler of FastPaced Change The Case of Global B2B Procurement in Ericsson
Feral Systems and Other Factors Influencing the Success of Global ERP Implementations
Cultural Aspects
ERP Trends Opportunities and Challenges A Focus on the Gulf Region in the Middle East
The Future of ERP and Enterprise Resource Management Systems
Compilation of References
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Carlos Ferran is an assistant professor of management information systems at The Pennsylvania State University in Great Valley. He received his DBA in MIS from Boston University, a graduate degree in MIS from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Cum Laude Master in Finance, and a licentiate in management sciences (BS) from Universidad Metropolitana. Dr. Ferran has been a visiting professor at IESA (Venezuela), INALDE (Colombia), and IAE (Argentina). He worked in the software industry for 10 years, acted as an IT/IS consultant for more than 10 years, and held the position of CIO for an important financial group in Venezuela. Dr. Ferran has written two books and many academic articles. His research interests span technology-mediated communication (particularly videoconferencing), accounting information systems, knowledge management, and the digital divide. He serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and is currently the editor of the AIS journal Revista de la Asociación de Sistemas de Información para Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

Ricardo Salim is the chief software architect for Cautus Network Corporation. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing enterprise software solutions for small and midsize companies. He has worked as a consultant in IT/IS to over a hundred companies and government institution in developing countries. Dr. Salim is a successful entrepreneur who has founded several successful IT/IS companies in various developing and developed countries. He holds a BS in computer science from Universidad Central de Venezuela and is currently a PhD candidate at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain. [Editor]

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