Performing ERP, Performing Society

Christian Koch

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    The purpose of the paper is to explore the social biography approach to an ERP-community, rather than just the artifact. Methodology/Approach; A broad qualitative STS approach. A combination of bottom up top down, biography structures in occasions. Findings; Microsoft have trouble merging four ERP suites, during the third period of ERP change. Other, more basic technology developments are more important than new software applications. A biography of a community consists of technical, organizational, financial and marketing changes and occasions. Research limitations/implications: A community is a complex phenomenon to study and the present study is seriously limited by small resources. Practical implications: the biography approach highlights the long term stability of some software elements, helping enterprises to manage their use of ERP Originality/value of paper: Studies of Microsoft’s ERP systems application in SME are rare
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventReviewing Humanness: Bodies. Technologies and Spaces - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


    ConferenceReviewing Humanness: Bodies. Technologies and Spaces
    Period01/01/2006 → …


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