Impact of leadership and power on successful ERP adoption

Chan, W.L.E., Mills, A. and Walker, D. H. T. 2008, Impact of leadership and power on successful ERP adoption, International journal of human resources development and management, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 216-245.

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Title Impact of leadership and power on successful ERP adoption
Author(s) Chan, W.L.E.
Mills, A.
Walker, D. H. T.
Journal name International journal of human resources development and management
Volume number 8
Issue number 3
Start page 216
End page 245
Publisher Inderscience
Place of publication Olney, England
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1741-5160
Summary Case study research investigating the impact of culture upon a Hong Kong based construction contractor's leadership in implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system unearthed rich data relating to the predominantly Hong Kong Chinese cultural perspective of power, leadership and followership. Intimately involved participants were surveyed using both structured and semi-structured interviews. The study's focus was centred upon the interplay between culture, power and how people interact with the way that the ERP is used and how teams of people involved in the ERP implementation, perceived the supportive nature of the organisation's leadership in deploying the ERP. A culturally sensitive empowering leadership style was a significant issue in successfully project managing and deploying the ERP. Understanding how teams and their leaders interact and how power and trust influences the facilitation role of leadership is also useful in gauging how an ERP can be most effectively deployed.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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