Enterprise resource planning in construction: An evaluation of recent implementations

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In a large number of construction firms, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have replaced non-integrated information systems by integrated and maintainable software. The implementation of ERP systems in the construction industry is a difficult task. So far, ERP implementations have yielded more failures than successes in this industry. Our study tries to understand the underlying factors that cause success or failure of ERP in construction by analysing how ERP fits into the IT and business strategy of a firm. Empirical research was conducted by a multiple case study of three ERP-implementations in different business environments. Based on the results of this study, propositions are developed that relate factors for the success of ERP in construction to concepts of the existing literature on IT and strategy. These propositions are indicative, but present nevertheless a clear overall trend
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the seventeenth annual conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction (ARCOM)
EditorsA Akintoye
Place of PublicationReading, UK
PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0 9534161 6x
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2001
Event17th Annual ARCOM Conference 2001 - Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20017 Sep 2001
Conference number: 17

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PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management


Conference17th Annual ARCOM Conference 2001
Abbreviated titleARCOM 2001
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • METIS-200247
  • IR-86019

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