Institutionalizing enterprise resource planning in the Saudi steel industry: A punctuated socio-technical analysis

  title={Institutionalizing enterprise resource planning in the Saudi steel industry: A punctuated socio-technical analysis},
  author={Kalle Lyytinen and Mike Newman and Abdul-Rahman A. Al-Muharfi},
In this article, we analyze institutionalization as a process of transferring and stabilizing material artifacts and routines in the form of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Although past studies have analyzed institutionalization as structuring around scripts or discourse moves, we emphasize the material role of artifacts and routines as carriers of institutional logics. In addition, insitutionalization is not linear and incremental, but goes through sudden, nonlinear disruptions… CONTINUE READING
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