Organizational Advancements through Enterprise Information Systems: Emerging Applications and Developments

Organizational Advancements through Enterprise Information Systems: Emerging Applications and Developments

Angappa Gunasekaran (University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA) and Timothy Shea (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Release Date: November, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 430
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-968-7
ISBN13: 9781605669687|ISBN10: 1605669687|EISBN13: 9781605669694
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Description & Coverage

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) allow for the sharing and coordination of information across an organization. Given the global nature of today's business, it has become necessary to develop strategic alliances and promote inter-organizational communication.

This collection, entitled Organizational Advancements through Enterprise Information Systems: Emerging Applications and Developments, provides a comprehensive assessment of the latest developments in the EIS revolution. Individual chapters, which focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) adoption, the integration of enterprise systems, personalized ERP, and the Semantic Web, offer ideas and solutions for the future of the global enterprise.


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

  • Activity clusters for ERP projects
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Enterprise applications and self-healing applications
  • Enterprise resource planning implementation
  • Enterprise wide knowledge warehouse
  • ERP in small and medium enterprises
  • IS success factors and IS organizational impact
  • Management requirements in ERP systems
  • Rule-based approaches to B2B discovery
  • Semantic Web Services
  • User attitudes in ERP implementation
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...aims to provide contemporary coverage of enterprise information systems with a focus on how these systems help to achieve a global supply chain. Through investigations of different types of planning and implementation, the collection aims to inform researchers of best practices in the application and management of enterprise information systems...

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Editor/Author Biographies
Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran is a Professor of Operations Management and the Chairperson of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA). He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). Dr. Gunasekaran has held academic positions at Brunel University (UK), Monash University (Australia), the University of Vaasa (Finland), the University of Madras (India) and the University of Toronto, Laval University, and Concordia University (Canada). He is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management and management science. Dr. Gunasekaran has received Thomas J. Higginson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001-2002) within the Charlton College of Business. He has over 200 articles published/forthcoming in 40 different peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gunasekaran is on the Editorial Board of over 20 peer-reviewed journals which include some prestigious journals such as Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Technovation, and Computers in Industry: An International Journal. Dr. Gunasekaran is involved with several national and international collaborative projects that are funded by both private and government agencies. Dr. Gunasekaran has edited a couple of books that include Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social Perspectives, (Idea Group Publishing) and Agile Manufacturing: The 21st Century Competitive Strategy (Elsevier). Dr. Gunasekaran is the Editor of Benchmarking: An International Journal and the North-American Editor of the International Journal of Enterprise Network Management. He has edited special issues for a number of highly reputed journals. Dr. Gunasekaran is currently interested in researching benchmarking, agile manufacturing, management information systems, e-procurement, and competitiveness of SMEs, information technology/ systems evaluation, performance measures and metrics in new economy, technology management, logistics, and supply chain management. He actively serves on several university committees. He is the Editor-In-Chief of several international journals in the areas of Operations Management and Information Systems. Dr. Gunasekaran is also the Director of Business Innovation Research Center (BIRC).
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Editorial Review Board
  • Karen Dowling, Arizona State University, USA
  • Eric W.T. Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Raymond Papp, University of Tampa, USA
  • Mihir Parikh, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Petra Schubert, University of Applied Sciences Basel, Switzerland
  • Timothy Shea, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
  • David Wright, University of Ottawa, Canada