The false promise of technological determinism: the case of enterprise resource planning systems

The false promise of technological determinism: the case of enterprise resource planning systems According to software vendors and consultants, Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) transform the nature, structure and management of work regardless of organisational context. This paper contests this technologically deterministic view of organisational change by demonstrating the role that discourse plays in the social construction of ERPs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Technology, Work and Employment Wiley

The false promise of technological determinism: the case of enterprise resource planning systems

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2006 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0268-1072
eISSN
1468-005X
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-005X.2006.00159.x
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Abstract

According to software vendors and consultants, Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) transform the nature, structure and management of work regardless of organisational context. This paper contests this technologically deterministic view of organisational change by demonstrating the role that discourse plays in the social construction of ERPs.

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New Technology, Work and EmploymentWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2006

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