Graeme G. Shanks

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The organizational and social issues associated with the development, implementation and use of computer-based information systems have increasingly attracted the attention of information systems researchers. Interest in qualitative research methods such as action research, case study research and ethnography, which focus on understanding social phenomena(More)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are integrated, enterprise-wide systems that provide automated support for standard business processes within organisations. They have been adopted by organisations throughout the world with varying degrees of success. Implementing ERP systems is a complex, lengthy and expensive process. In this paper we synthesise(More)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are enterprise wide systems which, because of their integration, automate all of a company's business processes. They have rapidly become the de facto industry standard for replacement of legacy systems. Because there is evidence that the overwhelming majority of ERP implementations exceed their budget and their(More)
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This paper describes the results of a 5-year research programme into evaluating and improving the quality of data models. The theoretical base for this work was a data model quality management framework proposed by Moody and Shanks (In: P. Loucopolous (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Entity Relationship Approach, Manchester,(More)
The part-of or part-whole construct is a fundamental element of many conceptual modeling grammars that is used to associate one thing (a component) with another thing (a composite). Substantive theoretical issues surrounding the part-whole construct remain to be resolved, however. For instance, contrary to widespread claims, the relationship between(More)