Enterprise management and ERP development: case study of Zoomlion using dynamic enterprise reference grid

Yi Wan*, Ben Clegg

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


The enterprise management approach provides a holistic view of organizations and their related information systems. In order to cope with the globalization, virtualization, and volatile competitive environment, traditional firms are seeking to reconstruct their organizational structures and establish new IS architectures to transform from single autonomous entities into more open enterprises supported by new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. This paper reports on ERP engage-abilities within three different enterprise management patterns based on the theoretical foundations of the "Dynamic Enterprise Reference Grid". An exploratory inductive study in Zoomlion using the narrative research approach has been conducted. Also, this research delivers a conceptual framework to demonstrate the adoption of ERP in the three enterprise management structures and points to a new architectural type (ERPIII) for operating in the virtual enterprise paradigm. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENTERprise Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference, CENTERIS 2010, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, October 20-22, 2010, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsJoão Eduardo Quintela Varajão, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik, António Trigo
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-16402-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16401-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 20 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPart 1
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems
Abbreviated titleCENTERIS 2010
CityViana do Castelo


  • dynamic enterprise reference grid
  • enterprise management
  • enterprise resource planning
  • supply chain integration
  • virtual value chain


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