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A historical study of an implementation methodology : A morphogenetic analysis

Mihailescu, Daniela LU ; Mihailescu, Marius LU and Carlsson, Sven LU (2015) 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015 In 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
Abstract

To improve the results of Enterprise Systems (ES) implementation projects, new or revised implementation methodologies are introduced by ES vendors. Yet, the innovation and adoption of implementation methodologies (IM), which are computer-based and incorporate both project management and functional components, can be problematic. The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain the adoption of an implementation methodology. We recount for the adoption of an implementation methodology through the lens of a realist theory of social change. Our qualitative study provides insight into IM instantiation as manifestation of IM adoption configuration generated by the interplay between structure and agency over time, and suggests four... (More)

To improve the results of Enterprise Systems (ES) implementation projects, new or revised implementation methodologies are introduced by ES vendors. Yet, the innovation and adoption of implementation methodologies (IM), which are computer-based and incorporate both project management and functional components, can be problematic. The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain the adoption of an implementation methodology. We recount for the adoption of an implementation methodology through the lens of a realist theory of social change. Our qualitative study provides insight into IM instantiation as manifestation of IM adoption configuration generated by the interplay between structure and agency over time, and suggests four implementation methodology adoption configurations: Fragmented, aggregated, integrated, and infrastructural. This study also offers a foundation for future work that may contribute to a more coherent view on the instantiation of IMs and adoption configurations.

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  abstract     = {<p>To improve the results of Enterprise Systems (ES) implementation projects, new or revised implementation methodologies are introduced by ES vendors. Yet, the innovation and adoption of implementation methodologies (IM), which are computer-based and incorporate both project management and functional components, can be problematic. The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain the adoption of an implementation methodology. We recount for the adoption of an implementation methodology through the lens of a realist theory of social change. Our qualitative study provides insight into IM instantiation as manifestation of IM adoption configuration generated by the interplay between structure and agency over time, and suggests four implementation methodology adoption configurations: Fragmented, aggregated, integrated, and infrastructural. This study also offers a foundation for future work that may contribute to a more coherent view on the instantiation of IMs and adoption configurations.</p>},
  author       = {Mihailescu, Daniela and Mihailescu, Marius and Carlsson, Sven},
  booktitle    = {2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015},
  keyword      = {Adoption configuration,Implementation methodology,Morphogenetic approach},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Association for Information Systems},
  title        = {A historical study of an implementation methodology : A morphogenetic analysis},
  year         = {2015},
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