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Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs: An ANT Perspective

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Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs : An ANT Perspective. / Xu, Zheng; Brown, David; Stevenson, Mark.

PACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?. Association for Information Systems, 2018. 283.

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Xu, Z, Brown, D & Stevenson, M 2018, Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs: An ANT Perspective. in PACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?., 283, Association for Information Systems, The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018) , Yokohama, Japan, 26/06/18. <https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2018/283/>

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Xu, Z., Brown, D., & Stevenson, M. (2018). Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs: An ANT Perspective. In PACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready? [283] Association for Information Systems. https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2018/283/

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Xu Z, Brown D, Stevenson M. Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs: An ANT Perspective. In PACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?. Association for Information Systems. 2018. 283

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Xu, Zheng ; Brown, David ; Stevenson, Mark. / Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs : An ANT Perspective. PACIS 2018 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?. Association for Information Systems, 2018.

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title = "Adopting and Implementing Enterprise Systems in Chinese SMEs: An ANT Perspective",
abstract = "Enterprise systems (ES) are a priority in China. The main literature on ES is dominated by survey-based research on large Western firms, which typically focus on the user firm only and on the before-and-after effects of implementation. Analyses using critical success factors and technology adoption theories feature widely. China-based research on ES although growing is relatively limited and is significantly influenced by Western-based approaches. In contrast, this research examines ES adoption and implementation in Chinese SMEs from a continuous, process perspective using four case studies. It argues that ES adoption and implementation is a complex process that involves multiple stakeholders, and exploring the interplay among them explains why and how an ES is adopted and implemented. Actor-network theory (ANT) informs the main analysis. Importantly, the unit of analysis (UOA) is the user-SME and the technology provider combined. The findings challenge the dominant user-centred adoption theories and the importance of the technology provider in the sociotechnical role.",
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