A Change Management Framework for E-Business Solutions

A Change Management Framework for E-Business Solutions

Sushil K. Sharma (Ball State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-138-4.ch004


Over the last decade, a significant number of companies have implemented e-business solutions because an investment in e-business technologies provides the promise of a competitive advantage through lower transaction costs and the integration of processes. Many of these companies have experienced failures, a few have closed down, and only a few have succeeded in achieving the objectives. Studies undertaken to examine the reasons for these failures have highlighted that most of these companies could not handle change. One of the major challenges with the implementation of e-business solutions is managing change. A successful e-transformation represents the greatest value-creation potential for any company. In this chapter, I present a change management framework that suggests how firms can manage their transition to e-business and prepare them for e-transformation. The change management framework may provide managers or change agents with structured and measurable implementation tools, techniques and approaches for managing and evaluating the change process.

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