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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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As organizations strive to meet stakeholders’ needs for sustainability information, they convey their status as sustainability leaders by publishing reports and seeking sustainability awards. Our research examines whether the extent of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation, which enables data and process integration across multiple functional areas, increases organizations’ ability to capture and integrate information for sustainability reporting. We propose that ERP systems implementation increases organizations’ ability to capture sustainability data and provides more and more favorable disclosures, resulting in better sustainability assessment scores by rating agencies and indices such as MSCI and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We also pose research questions about the type of ERP modules that are implemented and how those impact the scores related to the social, environmental, and governance dimensions of sustainability leadership. Our study is expected to contribute to the sustainability reporting and reputation, and the ERP systems literature, and to practice.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

ERP System Implementation and Sustainability Performance Rating and Reputation

As organizations strive to meet stakeholders’ needs for sustainability information, they convey their status as sustainability leaders by publishing reports and seeking sustainability awards. Our research examines whether the extent of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation, which enables data and process integration across multiple functional areas, increases organizations’ ability to capture and integrate information for sustainability reporting. We propose that ERP systems implementation increases organizations’ ability to capture sustainability data and provides more and more favorable disclosures, resulting in better sustainability assessment scores by rating agencies and indices such as MSCI and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We also pose research questions about the type of ERP modules that are implemented and how those impact the scores related to the social, environmental, and governance dimensions of sustainability leadership. Our study is expected to contribute to the sustainability reporting and reputation, and the ERP systems literature, and to practice.