Chris Westrup

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This chapter examines issues on ICT-related coordination and control between the head offices of a UK manufacturing multinational in England and Hong Kong, and one of its joint ventures in Mainland China. Giddens' theory of modernity and an anthropological view of culture are used to analyze and interpret the case. As an expert system, in Giddens' terms,(More)
In the last 10 years, the majority of large companies have attempted to install Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, replacing functional systems with a standardised company-wide system. However, making an ERP system work, we contend, is more than an issue of technical expertise or social accommodation: it is an ongoing, dynamic interaction between(More)