Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Critique of the Empirical Literature on Enterprise Systems—Over a Half Decade of Research

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The successful implementation and use of various enterprise systems (ES) has provoked considerable interest over the last few years. The purpose of this research study was to review a half decade of relevant dissertation literature in enterprise systems and outline the numerous issues, concerns, as well as benefits and challenges for this platform. This literature critique has been an attempt to provide synopses of relevant research pertaining to the enterprise systems literature. References included in this paper identify and address some of the most germane topics in enterprise systems. A quick look at today’s job advertisements solidify that our future business graduates will be less likely to compete successfully or interview for the new positions without business process integration knowledge—discussed in this enterprise systems literature. Given the research findings, several conclusions, recommendations and a suggested list of future research topics for investigation are provided.