Modeling ERP Academic Deployment via AST

Modeling ERP Academic Deployment via AST

Cynthia LeRouge (Saint Louis University, USA) and Harold Webb (The University of Tampa, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch351


Many educators and industry leaders believe industry-academic collaboration can change learning processes and improve learning outcomes by providing opportunities and resources not otherwise attainable (Sikkel, Spil, & van de Weg, 1999; Wohlin & Regnell, 1999). In the case of deploying advanced information technologies (AITs; e.g., computer-aided software engineering tools, enterprise resource planning systems, and database tools) via industry-academic collaboration, each institution’s culture and unique organizational objectives influence collaborative relationships. The challenge in these relationships is to facilitate mutual understanding and clarify distinctions in addressing each organization’s goals. The aim of these relationships is the appropriation of AITs in a manner that enriches educational experiences while meeting industry needs.

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