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    Role of cloud ERP on the performance of an organization

    Gupta, Shivam and Kumar, Sameer and Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Foropon, Cyril and Chandra, Charu (2018) Role of cloud ERP on the performance of an organization. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 29 (2). pp. 659-675. ISSN 0957-4093

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    Purpose – Cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) enables an organization to pay for the services they need and removes the need to maintain information technology infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to empirically test the role of cloud-based ERP services on the performance of an organization. Here, the performance is categorized as supply chain performance and organizational performance that comprises of financial performance and marketing performance. Contingent resource-based view (RBV) theory was used to develop a theoretical framework in which supply base complexity (SBC) acts as a moderating variable on the relationship between cloud ERP and the performance. Design/methodology/approach – Contingent RBV theory is used to explain the relationship between all identified variables in this paper. Partial least squares (PLS) based on structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to empirically test our theoretical framework. Findings – The PLS-SEM analysis of 154 respondents supports the contingent RBV theory. Six hypotheses – out of the eight hypotheses formulated in this paper – are supported by data. Research limitations/implications – Given this study was conducted in India where the potential of cloud ERP has not been fully implemented yet, the results may reflect more of perceived usefulness of this technology. The authors have attempted to understand the effect of SBC as a moderator in the relationship between cloud ERP and organizational performance which may not be the only moderator affecting this relationship among other potential moderators. Originality/value – This paper empirically validates the theoretical framework based on the contingent RBV theory as it mitigates the static nature of the resource-based view approach suggested in the seminal article of Barney (1991).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: India; Process management; Structural equation modelling; Organizational performance; Information technology; Supply chain performance; Supply base complexity; Cloud ERP; Logistics competences; Supply chain processes; Supply chain competences; Contingent resource-based view;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15995
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    Depositing User: Sanjay Singh
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 13:52
    Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Logistics Management
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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