E-skills: the next hurdle for ERP implementations

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Hawking, Paul and Stein, Andrew (2003) E-skills: the next hurdle for ERP implementations. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Sprague, Ralph H, ed. IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey.


Many large companies around the world have made considerable investment in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to support their business processes. Many of these companies are now positioning themselves to take advantage of the new Internet economy. But what does this "positioning" entail? Is it the purchasing and implementation of the right technology? Is it the redesign of business processes? What skills are needed by these organizations? Recently there has been call in the Australian marketplace for information systems (IS) professionals to possess skills that can handle the move into e-business and e-commerce. In accordance with this we sought the views of information systems professionals working with ERP systems in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace about the skills mix necessary in the "E" world. The main results of this survey showed that the teamwork and deadlines dominated the business skills whilst knowledge of e-business/commerce models dominated the technical skills. -- : conference held: Big Island, Hawaii, 6-9 January, 2003

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25071
DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2003.1174612
Official URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arn...
ISBN 0769518745
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords Internet, computer literacy, e-commerce, enterprise resource planning, business information systems, Australia, New Zealand, marketplace, ERP implementation, business process, business skills, e-business, e-commerce, e-skills, companies, investments, large-scale systems, supply chains, teamwork
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