CULTURAL PRACTICES IN THE PROJECT BASED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES: ITS IMPACT ON INFORMATION SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

Research on information system implementations in construction industry, rarely focused on
culture. The impact of sub cultures on information system implementation is not reviewed in
detail. This research aims at increasing the empirical and theoretical understanding of the key sub
cultural practices and their influence on the information system implementation in project based
construction companies. This research creates awareness on the sub cultures that impact the
individual stages of planning, development, installation, and maintenance of the information
system implementation process.
Past research on information system implementation in the construction industry was
reviewed. Based on this review the sub cultures of senior management staff, project management
staff, and the information management staff were identified as crucial for the successful
implementation of the information system. A conceptual framework for studying the sub cultural
practices present in each stage of the information system implementation was developed.
Empirical data was collected in two project based construction companies that implemented an
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Collected data was analyzed with the help of the
conceptual framework.
Results of the empirical analysis identified key cultural practices of senior management staff,
project management staff, and the information management staff that were influential in the
information system implementation process. Results further identified how each of the stages of
planning, development, installation, and maintenance was impacted differently by the sub cultural
practices existing in the construction industry. The revised conceptual framework was presented
incorporating all the cultural practices that were influential in each of the individual stages of the
implementation process.


ISBN-10:
9789526222721
Julkaisusarja:
ACTA UNIVERSITATIS OULUENSIS G Oeconomica
Kustantaja:
Oulun yliopisto
Painovuosi:
2019
Sivumäärä:
282
Tekijät:
BRAHMAN PASKARAN
Viivakoodi 9789526222721
Tuotekoodi 024752
Tekijä BRAHMAN PASKARAN
25,00 €