Global, International and Cultural Issues in IS


This study’s goal is to investigate the areas for improvement in enterprise system (ES) adoption projects in transitioneconomies, i.e. economies which are in transition from communist central planning system towards free market economy. Onthe basis of research conducted among 172 ES practitioners in Poland, an analysis based on grounded theory revealed 14areas for improvement in ES adoptions and suggested relationships among the identified areas. Next, a stakeholder analysisof the discovered issues allowed us to propose stakeholder groups and evaluate their roles and importance with respect to theareas for improvement. The main results suggest that the areas for improvement in ES adoptions in transition economies aremainly connected with the better preparation of the company for the implementation project with a special focus on theimprovement of trainings.