The results of the work coming from group projects or master theses done in this year with EMIS students has due to submission of two research papers that were accepted to the 8th IBIMA Conference on Information Management in the Networked Economy held in Dublin, Ireland between 20-22 June 2007.
The topics of the research papers and a short abstract about them including the name of students who have contributed are below mentioned.
The first paper accepted to the 8th IBIMA conference is write together with Mohamed El-Mekawy and Nabeel Ahmad Haseeb and it is about: “ERP Systems Implementation: Characteristics and Critical Success Factors. A Case Study of Electrolux”.
The new era of business information systems promises a sagacity of information flow among different modules and departments within an organization. In this context Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems or enterprise systems are playing today a crucial part and their advantages and benefits gained are noteworthy. Therefore the paper has analyzed and identified which are the key aspects of the ERP systems implementation such as their critical success factors and their characteristics using as a case study Electrolux that has continue to maintain their strategic advantage on the business market in spite that the competitors have implemented global ERP systems versus the local ERP systems implemented by Electrolux. Based upon the review of other ERP systems implementation our research has looked mainly to highlight the processes streamlined by using local ERP systems that are integrated now in Electrolux which is in fact a global organisation. The main research questions addressed in the paper were looking to: (1) Highlight the characteristics of the ERP systems that are essential for any enterprise system and in particular in the case of Electrolux ERP system; (2) The examination of the different critical success factors of an ERP system implementation in order to improve the organization business information flow: (3) The investigation of how can organizations improve their practices in successful implementation of their ERP systems. Finally the research paper it is analyzing why in the designing phase of different processes, it is important to involve both the customers and the users with their needs which in case of Electrolux has due to the increased of their benefits from ERP systems implementation locally.
The second paper accepted to 8th IBIMA conference is write together with Yi Man and it is about: “RFID Technology Applications in Mobile Payment”.
Abstract. In the last years, the development of information and communication technologies has brought significant changes in the business world. In this perspective Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is one of the wireless technologies used mainly to control, detect and track objects that have many applications today mainly in retailing, healthcare and security. On the other hand the RFID applications are numerous but as far as we have investigate till now not many studies were done and focus on mobile payment area. In fact in our view we see mobile payment as one of the new services that it could bring a lot of new opportunities to enterprises who are struggling in the drastic competition on the business market and it could also makes people’s life much easier and more convenient than before. Meanwhile, most people still feel confused about how to use RFID technology in mobile payment and how RFID technology it could bring benefits to them. For this reason, this paper is looking to analyze different case studies that are mainly focuses on the applications of RFID technology in mobile payment in different countries. Therefore in our analysis we have selected different kinds of applications of RFID technology, such as Stockholm Congestion Charges Project and i-mode Felica of NTT DoCoMo and we have analyzed mainly their benefits together with the advantages and disadvantages of their use in that particular area of application.