Title

Adapting American ERP Systems for China: Cross-cultural Issues and a Case Study

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

IEEE 7th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) (2013: Sep. 12-14, Berlin, Germany)

Department(s)

Computer Science

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

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781479914265

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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