Reorganizing projects through enterprise system: Emerging role of enterprise system in radical organizational change

Merja Mattila*, Joe Nandhakumar, Petri Hallikainen, Matti Rossi

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Abstract

In this paper we analyze the role of Enterprise System (ES) in shaping a company's transformation process by conducting an in-depth case study in a large European high-tech company. Although there are previous studies concerning organizational transformation and ES implementation process, the role of ES as an instrument for de-institutionalization is not well understood. By drawing on the framework of neo-institutional theory we seek to understand how ES facilitates discarding of the old ways of doing things and the simultaneous forming of the new institutional arrangements. This paper seeks to provide valuable insights into the de-institutionalization process and the role of ES in a company's reorganization. The findings show how ES in use serves as an agent and a platform for de-institutionalization and later as a powerful force in forming the new institutional arrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Kauai, Koloa, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20108 Jan 2010
Conference number: 43

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period05/01/201008/01/2010

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