Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions

Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 606
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-892-5
ISBN13: 9781605668925|ISBN10: 1605668923|EISBN13: 9781605668932
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Description:

Consisting of an integrated technology platform, enterprise information systems enable organizations to integrate and coordinate all business processes, offering a strategic area of focus.

Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the impact of IT on every part of organizational and inter-organizational environments. Containing expert international contributions by leading field researchers, this publication provides readers with the most relevant findings in the topic of enterprise information systems.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption model for midsize businesses
  • Business Process Management
  • Communication issues for small and medium enterprises
  • Critical success factors in SMEs
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Multi-project business operations
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Small and medium sized enterprise resource planning
  • Software for small-to-medium enterprises
  • Virtual organizations supporting SMEs
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The book provides researchers, scholars, professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and discussions of Enterprise Information Systems adoption in SME under the social, managerial and organizational dimensions.

– Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
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