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dc.contributor.authorHoughton, Lukeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.editorG. Keong Leong and Keah-Choon Tanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:25:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:25:29Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:38:02Z
dc.identifier.issn14761300en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14001
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This paper investigates the creation of feral systems as a response to an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems implementation of Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) in the supply chain of a large Government-Owned Corporation (GOC). Using a case study approach and extensive interviews, the researchers found that an SAP system was rigid, highly structured and ignored by some elements of the social system. Moreover, it focused on technical prowess of the SAP solution at the apparent expense of supporting real-world activity. Such a focus allowed the spontaneous creation of 'feral systems' that involved ad hoc processes used to get around the SAP solution, to complete important work. This paper begins with an analysis of the feral systems concept and then examines the case study of feral systems in the organisation in question. This paper concludes with a call for future research into feral systems and their effectiveness on ERP systems to support real-world activity.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInderscience Enterprises Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom135en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto147en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Internet and Enterprise Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode280199en_US
dc.titleA study into the creation of feral information systems as a response to an ERP implementation within the supply chain of a large government-owned corporationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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