Exploring the importance of participation in the post-implementation period of an ES project: A neglected area
Wagner, Erica L. and Newell, Sue. (2007) Exploring the importance of participation in the post-implementation period of an ES project: A neglected area. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol.8 (No.10). pp. 508-524. ISSN 1536-9323Full text not available from this repository.
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User participation during software projects has long been considered a prerequisite for system success, and yet these initiatives continue to be rife with troubles. This is particularly true of enterprise software such as ERP and CRM, which, in spite of its popularity, is difficult to implement and is prone to user resistance. This, then, begs the question of why these enterprise systems run into problems even with when garnering user participation. One response may be to question the importance of participation per se; a more considered response is likely to be one that emphasizes the need to more closely explore the relationship between participation and the system in use. To this end, we adopt a cross-case comparison to analyze the role of user participation during two ES projects. Through the theoretical lens of 'situated learning', we argue that pre-implementation user participation can be problematic so that post-implementation involvement will be more effective in garnering user interest and assistance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Information Systems & Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Association for Information Systems|
|Publisher:||Association of Information Systems|
|Official Date:||October 2007|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 508-524|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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