Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models

Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 433
ISBN13: 9781466617612|ISBN10: 1466617616|EISBN13: 9781466617629|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1761-2


Global markets and competition have forced companies to operate in a physically distributed environment to take the advantage of benefits of strategic alliances between partnering firms. With global operations in place, there is a need for suitable Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and E-Commerce (EC) for the integration of extended enterprises along the supply chain with the objective of achieving flexibility and responsiveness.

Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of various enterprise information systems (EIS) such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and electronic commerce (EC) and their implications on supply chain management and organizational competitiveness. Design, development, and implementation issues of EIS including ERP and EC will be discussed. These include organizational, people, and technological issues of EIS. This title will also expand the knowledge on ERP and EC and in turn help researchers and practitioners to develop suitable strategies, tactics, and operational policies for EIS and for improving communication in organizations.

Topics Covered

  • Decision analysis
  • Decision Support Systems
  • E-Procurement, Web-based logistics, and supply chain management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Expert Systems
  • Facilities planning and design
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Game Theory
  • Human-computer interaction on enterprise information systems
  • Organizational issues on systems integration

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Madjid Tavana
Chapter 1
Samar Mouakket
The implementation of Enterprise Recourse Planning (ERP) systems has grown rapidly, but limited research has been conducted to investigate the... Sample PDF
Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Investigate the Utilization of ERP Systems
Chapter 2
Alen Jakupovic, Mile Pavlic, Neven Vrcek
This paper illustrates the results of an analysis of business sectors covered by ERP solutions. The authors answer questions in regards to business... Sample PDF
A Proposition for Classification of Business Sectors by ERP Solutions Support
Chapter 3
Alan R. Peslak, Todd A. Boyle
This research identifies the key skills (e.g., business, team, communication) that industries expect for entry level positions involving enterprise... Sample PDF
An Exploratory Study of the Key Skills for Entry-Level ERP Employees
Chapter 4
Mahesh Srinivasan
The blending of Internet technologies and traditional business concerns impacts all industries and is the latest phase in the ongoing evolution of... Sample PDF
E-Business and ERP: A Conceptual Framework toward the Business Transformation to an Integrated E-Supply Chain
Chapter 5
Behrouz Zarei, Mina Naeli
Although introducing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to an organization has enormous benefits, it may entail new hazardous challenges if it... Sample PDF
Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation: A Case-Study Approach
Chapter 6
Payam Hanafizadeh, Roya Gholami, Shabnam Dadbin, Nicholas Standage
The Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems require huge investments while ineffective implementations of such projects are... Sample PDF
The Core Critical Success Factors in Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Chapter 7
Chetan Sankar
This paper reports the results of an exploratory research that describes the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation experiences of Robert... Sample PDF
Factors that Improve ERP Implementation Strategies in an Organization
Chapter 8
Seong-Jong Joo, Ik-Whan G. Kwon, Chang Won Lee
The purpose of this study is to acquire knowledge that will help clarify outsourcing trends in general and an information systems utilization... Sample PDF
Future State of Outsourcing Supply Chain Information Systems: An Analysis of Survey Results
Chapter 9
Rebecca Angeles
In this paper, the author looks at the perceived ability of information technology (IT) infrastructure integration and supply chain process... Sample PDF
Effects of Reciprocal Investments and Relational Interaction in Deploying RFID Supply Chain Systems
Chapter 10
João Duarte, André Vasconcelos
In the past decade, the rush to technology has created several flaws in terms of managing computers, applications, and middleware and information... Sample PDF
Evaluating Information Systems: Constructing a Model Processing Framework
Chapter 11
Dongjin Yu
The evolution of networks and large scale information systems has led to the rise of data sources that are distributed, heterogeneous, and... Sample PDF
Message-Based Approach to Master Data Synchronization among Autonomous Information Systems
Chapter 12
Bay Arinze, Murugan Anandarajan
Cloud computing has spread within enterprise faster than many other IT innovations. In cloud computing, computer services are accessed over the... Sample PDF
Factors that Determine the Adoption of Cloud Computing: A Global Perspective
Chapter 13
Michael Pradel, Jakob Henriksson, Uwe Aßmann
Although ontologies are gaining more and more acceptance, they are often not engineered in a component-based manner due to, among various reasons, a... Sample PDF
A Good Role Model for Ontologies: Collaborations
Chapter 14
Florian Lautenbacher, Bernhard Bauer, Tanja Sieber, Alejandro Cabral
Developing new software based on requirements specifications created by business analysts often leads to misunderstanding and lack of comprehension... Sample PDF
Linguistics-Based Modeling Methods and Ontologies in Requirements Engineering
Chapter 15
Semantic User Interfaces  (pages 253-267)
Károly Tilly, Zoltán Porkoláb
Semantic User Interfaces (SUIs), are sets of interrelated, static, domain specific documents having layout and content, whose interpretation is... Sample PDF
Semantic User Interfaces
Chapter 16
Rubén A. Mendoza, T. Ravichandran
XML-based vertical standards are an emerging compatibility standard for describing business processes and data formats in specific industries that... Sample PDF
Drivers of Organizational Participation in XML-Based Industry Standardization Efforts
Chapter 17
Rubén A. Mendoza, T. Ravichandran
Vertical standards focus on industry-specific product and service descriptions, and are generally implemented using the eXtensible Markup Language... Sample PDF
An Empirical Evaluation of the Assimilation of Industry-Specific Data Standards Using Firm-Level and Community-Level Constructs
Chapter 18
Diana M. Sánchez, César J. Acuña, José María Cavero, Esperanza Marcos
The emerging Semantic Web and, in particular, Semantic Web services (SWS), demands the inclusion of new components in applications involving this... Sample PDF
Toward UML-Compliant Semantic Web Services Development
Chapter 19
César J. Acuña, Mariano Minoli, Esperanza Marcos
Several systems integration proposals have been suggested over the years. However these proposals have mainly focused on data integration, not... Sample PDF
Integrating Web Portals with Semantic Web Services: A Case Study
Chapter 20
Kerstin Altmanninger, Wieland Schwinger, Gabriele Kotsis
In collaborative software development, the utilization of Version Control Systems (VCSs) is a must. For this, a multitude of pessimistic as well as... Sample PDF
Semantics for Accurate Conflict Detection in SMoVer: Specification, Detection and Presentation by Example
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Lindback Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 11 books and over 200 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.