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Title: Developing a Structurational Approach to Electronic Customer Relationship Management (ECRM)
Authors: Ali, M
Alshawi, S
Keywords: CRM;eCRM;Cross-cultural;Structuration theory
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
Citation: Ali, Maged & Alshawi, Sarmad,Developing a Structurational Approach to Electronic Customer Relationship Management (ECRM), European & Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, 25-27 July 2004, Tunis Tunisia
Abstract: The literature on culture provides a set of general concepts and ideas as a way of looking at the world (Hofstede 1980). However, the typologies of culture have inherent weaknesses, e.g., they do not reflect the variety of values and attitude that may exist in a country, nor do they explain how cultures have developed over time (Skok and Doringer 2001). These limitations lead our research to investigate the potential impact of cultural differences on eCRM using concepts from Structuration Theory by ,. In this paper the authors highlight the dimensions of culture and its potential impact on eCRM systems, using a Structurational analysis based on . The authors use the practice lens for studying technology in organizations based on , to develop a framework of studying different agencies and their structures within eCRM systems context. The authors conclude by a framework of Structurational analysis of eCRM systems displaying different agencies and their structures. This framework of analysis will be used to conduct a comparative case study in future research.
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