Multiple Case Studies of Global Enterprise System Implementation in China

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 236)


This study examines and compares multiple global enterprise operations in China. Business ownership arrangement, business products and services, and IT support for those agreements and products are considered. Findings indicate business ownership as a moderator impacts the relationship between business processes and IT support choices. All global enterprises in the study were found to use the SAP enterprise software for their transaction processing and reporting. Furthermore, enterprises also use proprietary software in the creation or delivery of their primary product or service. Wholly-owned businesses are more likely to use proprietary software for their key businesses or specialty.


Global enterprise Information technology China, business ownership SAP Enterprise software Transaction processing software Proprietary software Case studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grawn Hall 302ACentral Michigan UniversityMount PleasantUSA
  2. 2.Grawn Hall 319Central Michigan UniversityMount PleasantUSA

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