Identifying some research perspectives on ERP, four visions of these projects are presented. They build on the representations of the actors of these changes in businesses : a deterministic vision based on the necessity to industrialize and to externalize the production of software of the firms ; an engineering vision of a homogeneous and consistent information system ; an emergent, yet very conflictual, vision due to the lack of perceived leeway of the top management and to the difficulty to forecast the impacts on work ; an emergent vision in a teleological process, where actors try to take advantage of some effects of the technology that they feel they have some control over.
"Introduction: Cohérence, intégration informationnelle et changement : esquisse d'un programme de recherche à partir des Progiciels Intégrés de Gestion,"
Systèmes d'Information et Management: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/sim/vol4/iss4/1