A framework for enabling dynamic e-business strategies via new enterprise paradigms and ERP solutions

Yi Wan*, Ben Clegg, Prasanta Kumar Dey

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In the global Internet economy, e-business as a driving force to redefine business models and operational processes is posing new challenges for traditional organizational structures and information system (IS) architectures. These are showing promises of a renewed period of innovative thinking in e-business strategies with new enterprise paradigms and different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. In this chapter, the authors consider and investigate how dynamic e-business strategies, as the next evolutionary generation of e-business, can be realized through newly diverse enterprise structures supported by ERP, ERPII and so-called "ERPIII" solutions relying on the virtual value chain concept. Exploratory inductive multi-case studies in manufacturing and printing industries have been conducted. Additionally, it proposes a conceptual framework to discuss the adoption and governance of ERP systems within the context of three enterprise forms for enabling dynamic and collaborative e-business strategies, and particularly demonstrate how an enterprise can dynamically migrate from its current position to the patterns it desires to occupy in the future - a migration that must and will include dynamic e-business as a core competency, but that also relies heavily on ERP-based backbone and other robust technological platform and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise resource planning
Subtitle of host publicationconcepts, methodologies, tools, and applications
Editors Information Resources Management Association
Place of PublicationHershey, PA (US)
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-4154-9
ISBN (Print)1-4666-4153-3, 978-1-4666-4153-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • A new dynamic framework for managing ERP development and enterprise strategy

    Clegg, B. & Wan, Y., 2013, Enterprise resource planning: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. Information Resources Management Association (ed.). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global, Vol. 1. p. 377-406 30 p.

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