Competitive advantage in the ERP system's value-chain and its influence on future development

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Using the resource-based view, we present a set of propositions related to enterprise resource planning (ERP) development, reflections on competitive advantage and the different roles that stakeholders play in the value-chain. This has the goal of building a foundation for future research on ERPs and how stakeholders' desire to achieve competitive advantage influence ERP development, especially when it comes to development of a more standardised or pre-customised ERP system. The propositions also act as a foundation for increasing our knowledge concerning the difficulty in developing improved ERP systems.


External organisations
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Manchester
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Systems, Social aspects


  • ERP development, competitive advantage, enterprise resource planning (ERP), resource-based view, value chain
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-93
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes