Adapting American ERP Systems for China: Cross-cultural Issues and a Case Study
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems currently used by American businesses are unsuitable for adoption by small and medium size Chinese businesses. Cross-cultural issues include not only the obvious localization and interface language differences but also bearable implementation costs, culturally-specific management styles, and financial report format discrepancies. This paper discusses the cross-cultural issues that must be addressed to bridge the gap between American and Chinese ERP systems and presents a case study of an ERP system designed using scrum, an agile software engineering methodology, to meet this need.
Y. Lin et al., "Adapting American ERP Systems for China: Cross-cultural Issues and a Case Study," Proceedings of the IEEE 7th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) (2013, Berlin, Germany), vol. 2, pp. 572-577, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2013.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IDAACS.2013.6662989
IEEE 7th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) (2013: Sep. 12-14, Berlin, Germany)
Keywords and Phrases
Agile software engineering; China; Cross-cultural issues; Enterprise resource planning systems; Financial reports; Implementation cost; Interface languages; scrum; Agile manufacturing systems; Data acquisition; Software engineering; Enterprise resource planning; ERP
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