Sociomateriality and ERP Master Data Management

James Malcolm O'Farrell

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The thesis provides a framework for classifying sociomaterial concepts that include common use cases, assemblages, and resistance and accommodation associated with ERP data management. This dissertation reviews past social theories and argues for taking a sociomaterial perspective. The research presents insights gained by conducting content analysis of 92- hour long ERP practitioner interviews and deepened further with over 40 hours of observational evidence-based case study analysis and discussion. New concepts associated with sociomateriality are introduced in the research including routine and technology-oriented clusters, assemblage types, and resistance and accommodation factors which may have applicability to analysing other business processes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Purchase, Sharon, Supervisor
  • Letch, Nick, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Feb 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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