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The evolution of an enterprise system implementation methodology by adaptation through reflexivity

Mihailescu, Daniela LU ; Mihailescu, Marius LU and Carlsson, Sven LU (2016) 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 2016-March. p.4961-4970
Abstract

In spite of an Enterprise Systems Implementation Methodology's (ESIM's) potential and significance for Enterprise Systems implementation, little attention has been paid to its evolution in ES literature. Moreover, current studies reveal contradictory findings and provide a fragmented understanding. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework underpinned by a morphogenetic approach for explaining how ESIM evolves by adaptation through reflexivity. Our qualitative study resulted in a richer description of ESIM contents differentiated by adaptation strategies through reflexivity. Four theoretically and empirically informed ESIM adaptation strategies, i.e. reorienting, embedding, aligning and connecting, with related conditions and... (More)

In spite of an Enterprise Systems Implementation Methodology's (ESIM's) potential and significance for Enterprise Systems implementation, little attention has been paid to its evolution in ES literature. Moreover, current studies reveal contradictory findings and provide a fragmented understanding. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework underpinned by a morphogenetic approach for explaining how ESIM evolves by adaptation through reflexivity. Our qualitative study resulted in a richer description of ESIM contents differentiated by adaptation strategies through reflexivity. Four theoretically and empirically informed ESIM adaptation strategies, i.e. reorienting, embedding, aligning and connecting, with related conditions and effects are suggested. This study retains valuable insights of prior works in Information Systems Development (ISD) research, since ESIM might be regarded as one of the latest interventions undertaken in an attempt to improve the quality of an ES product and the productivity and quality of an implementation process.

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Implementation methodology, Morphogenetic approach, Reflexivity
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Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
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2016-March
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IEEE Computer Society
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49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
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10.1109/HICSS.2016.615
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  author       = {Mihailescu, Daniela and Mihailescu, Marius and Carlsson, Sven},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016},
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  publisher    = {IEEE Computer Society},
  title        = {The evolution of an enterprise system implementation methodology by adaptation through reflexivity},
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  volume       = {2016-March},
  year         = {2016},
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