The drivers of ERP value among scandinavian and iberian SMEs

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In the strategic information management field, IT value from for instance Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are considered to be paramount in the global economy. Recent research on IT business value claims for more cross-country studies as well as within the space of SMEs. Grounded in the resource-based view theory the authors propose a research model to explain ERP value. To empirically test this model, the study addresses a survey to a wide range of 2000 Scandinavia and Iberia firms and their IT and business executives. The model explains 43,9% and 49,1% of the variation in ERP value for Scandinavian and Iberian firms respectively. Results show that whereas for both regions, analytics and collaboration are important drivers for ERP value, ERP use is not significate for Scandinavian SMEs. This research studying ERP value among SMEs add an international dimension to the IS literature. The current paper also presents theoretical and practical implications, and the study's limitations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Global Enterprise Operations and Opportunities
EditorsMehdi Khosrow-Pour
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Electronic)9781522522461
ISBN (Print)9781522522454
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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