Usage of enterprise resource planning systems in higher education institutions in Pakistan

Zeshan Ahmer, Eren Demir, Christopher Tofallis, Humaira Asad

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Abstract

The main objective of the study was to identify the factors contributing to the usage of enterprise resource planning systems at the organisational layer, the departmental layer and the end-user layer in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Pakistan. The conceptual framework of this study is based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) developed by Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, & Davis (2003). The multi-level conceptual model developed for the study was tested empirically using three distinct questionnaires for analytical layers. Primary data was collected from 18 higher education institutions in Pakistan; 86 responses from the organisational layer, 143 from the departmental layer and 1088 from the end-user layer. Structural equations were formulated to investigate the effect of factors at three layers contributing to the usage of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPS). Organisational training was found to be the only factor not making a significant contribution to the usage of enterprise resource planning systems while all other factors included in the conceptual framework were proved to be significant. The model formulation and application of SEM techniques to investigate the determinants of usage of ERPS in HEIs in Pakistan is the unique contribution of this study
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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