The impact of organizational project benefits management governance on ERP project success: Neo-institutional theory perspective

Amgad Badewi, Essam Shehab

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Abstract

The success of ERP has been discussed extensively throughout the last decade. However, this research offers a new lens for understanding this success through combining project management theory with institutional theory. Based on neo-institutional theory, it is proposed that the more the Project Management (PM) and Benefits Management (BM) are used as practice and governance frameworks in an organization, the more it is able to use them in ERP projects since they become part of its institutional logic in managing its projects. Therefore, ERP investment success is hypothesized to be associated with the organization's project and benefits management institutional logics. After analyzing 130 questionnaires using Structural Equation Modeling, it is found that these hypotheses are supported. Furthermore, the organizations that have both logics outperform others which have not. This research implies that project management is not responsible for the project investment success. This is the responsibility of business change management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-428
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Benefits management
  • ERP project investment success
  • Institutional theory
  • Project benefits governance
  • Project benefits management
  • Project management institutional logic
  • Project management theory
  • Project success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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