Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges

Carlos Ferran (The Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Ricardo Salim (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and Cautus Networks Corp., Venezuela)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 420
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-531-3
ISBN13: 9781599045313|ISBN10: 1599045311|EISBN13: 9781599045337
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Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.

Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.


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

  • Business benefits
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Cultural aspects of implementation
  • Employee mistrust
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise systems as an enabler of change
  • ERP packages as a mediation process
  • Feral systems
  • Future of ERP
  • Global ERP champions
  • Global ERP implementation
  • Human Resources Management System software
  • Managerial mechanisms
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Multinational project implications
  • Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning systems
  • Process efficiency
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Success Factors
  • Systems security
  • Trends, opportunities, and challenges
Reviews and Testimonials

This book provides an important and critical overview of the complex world of global ERPs.

– Carlos Ferran, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

This book presents 18 chapters examining the costs and benefits of these systems from a variety of perspectives. Opening chapters describe the history and current global status of enterprise resource planning systems.

– Book News Inc. (August 2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Carlos Ferran is an assistant professor of management information systems at The Pennsylvania State University in Great Valley. He received his DBA in MIS from Boston University, a graduate degree in MIS from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Cum Laude Master in Finance, and a licentiate in management sciences (BS) from Universidad Metropolitana. Dr. Ferran has been a visiting professor at IESA (Venezuela), INALDE (Colombia), and IAE (Argentina). He worked in the software industry for 10 years, acted as an IT/IS consultant for more than 10 years, and held the position of CIO for an important financial group in Venezuela. Dr. Ferran has written two books and many academic articles. His research interests span technology-mediated communication (particularly videoconferencing), accounting information systems, knowledge management, and the digital divide. He serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and is currently the editor of the AIS journal Revista de la Asociación de Sistemas de Información para Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
Ricardo Salim is the chief software architect for Cautus Network Corporation. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing enterprise software solutions for small and midsize companies. He has worked as a consultant in IT/IS to over a hundred companies and government institution in developing countries. Dr. Salim is a successful entrepreneur who has founded several successful IT/IS companies in various developing and developed countries. He holds a BS in computer science from Universidad Central de Venezuela and is currently a PhD candidate at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain.
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