The Relationship between Project Complexity and Delay: Case Study of ERP Implementation Projects in Russia
2013 (English)In: IAMOT 2013 Proceedings: Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Markets Economy., 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
The paper investigates the intricate relationship between project complexity and project delay in an empirical study. The research is conducted in the context of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation projects in an industrial setting, which are inherently complex and often record delays. The study has a qualitative nature and adopts an inductive approach. Nine ERP-implementation project case studies have been examined with semi-structured interviews as the main data collection method. The study contributes to the project management research field by verifying and augmenting the existing frameworks on reasons for project delay and project complexity categories as well as by describing their interplay in the ERP implementation context. The paper concludes with the discussion of the possible future lines of inquiry and managerial implications of the study, highlighting potential problematic areas and discussing possible managerial responses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
project complexity, complexity theory, ERP implementation, project delay, reasons for delay, project management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128600ISBN: 0-9815817-6-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-128600DiVA: diva2:648309
22nd International Conference for Management of Technology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-18 April.
QC 201403262013-09-152013-09-152014-03-26Bibliographically approved