Blending Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with an Accounting System: The Case of the Egyptian International Motors Company (EIM)

Blending Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with an Accounting System: The Case of the Egyptian International Motors Company (EIM)

Khaled Dahawy (American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt) and Khaled Samaha (American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-583-4.ch001
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Abstract

Improving our understanding of the accounting information system development in a specific Egyptian context, this case aims to investigate the development of a redesigned automated accounting system in a privately owned Egyptian company that was planning material changes in its accounting systems and organizational structure through integrating ICT systems. In other words, this case attempts to explore the company’s strategic decisions regarding computerized accounting information system implementation choices, problems met during the implementation process, and the actions taken to takeover these problems to gain the potential accounting system redesign benefits. Tracking the automated accounting system redesign highlights some implementation success key factors and emphasizes that obtaining top management commitment to the process of an automated accounting system implementation is a prerequisite for success.

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