[AISWorld] AMCIS 2014 CfP: Enterprise System Adoption and Business Models

Piotr Soja eisoja at cyf-kr.edu.pl
Fri Feb 28 13:07:21 EST 2014

AMCIS 2014 CFP Mini-Track: Enterprise System Adoption and Business Models

Track: Enterprise Systems (SIGEntSys)

Savannah, Georgia, USA, August 7-10, 2014

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2014

Enterprise systems (ES) are extremely complex software packages designed 
for integrating data flow across an entire company, emerged from earlier 
MRP, MRP II and ERP systems. Over time, ES have expanded to include more 
and more areas of an organization's operations, and have extended 
organizational boundaries and support interorganizational activities. 
Today's enterprise systems are expected to support modern organizations 
that operate in dynamic and turbulent business environments, compete in 
global markets, face mergers and takeovers, and participate in business 
alliances and joint ventures.

Frequently, the adoption of an ES is an enormous challenge for an 
organization, due to system complexity, organizational context and the 
people involved in the implementation project. Usually, ES adoption is a 
long and multi-stage process during which various problems and 
complications may occur. Moreover, ES adoption projects typically 
involve a large number of stakeholders representing different 
departments, various organizational hierarchies, and often external 
companies operating in various industries. These stakeholders may have 
conflicting interests, and their own definitions of project success. 
Overall, ES implementation projects tend to be very unique and 
challenging endeavors.

Providers of enterprise systems have traditionally relied on strong 
revenues from maintenance fees, in addition to license revenue. 
Nowadays, shorter product lifecycles, rising consulting revenues, Open 
Source Software and SaaS are impacting their business models. ES 
providers have the challenge of delivering systems which are highly 
customizable software products, able to fit the needs of a variety of 
adopters. This might be important since, as prior research suggests, the 
issue of alignment between ES and adopting organizations is one of the 
determinants of successful enterprise system implementation.

This mini-track invites papers that examine various aspects related to 
the determinants of ES success and business models. Both empirical and 
theoretical papers are invited. The general research questions addressed 
in this mini-track can be formulated as follows: What are the mechanisms 
determining successful ES adoption? What are the underlying business 
models of companies delivering successfully adaptable ES? What kind of 
business models exist?

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
.    motivation and justification for ES adoption,
.    alignment between ES and adopting organization,
.    barriers and impediments to ES adoption success,
.    risk factors in ES adoption,
.    critical failure factors for ES adoption,
.    critical success factors for ES adoption,
.    understanding of ES adoption success,
.    evaluation and benchmarking of ES projects,
.    multi-cultural and multi-national issues,
.    multiple stakeholder perspective in ES adoption and use,
.    business model frameworks for ES providers,
.    impact of new trends within the software industry on business models,
.    business model innovation for standard software companies,
.    implications of shorter product lifecycles on business models,
.    SaaS related business models,
.    open source software related business models.

*I**mportant dates:*
March 1, 2014    Deadline for paper submissions
April 4, 2014       Authors notification date
April 18, 2014     Authors revision due date
April 25, 2014     Authors final, camera-ready date

*Instructions for authors:*
The entire paper should be no more than 5,000 words, including all 
materials and sections such as figures, tables, and references. All 
conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be 
submitted using the online submission system at 
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2014. For complete instructions for 
authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2014 
website at http://amcis2014.aisnet.org/.

*Mini-Track Co-Chairs:*
Carsten Brockmann, University of Potsdam, carsten.brockmann 
Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, eisoja at cyf-kr.edu.pl
Katja Andresen, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, 
andresen at beuth-hochschule.de
J.P. Allen, University of San Francisco, jpallen at usfca.edu
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