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Title: Cultural Dimensions And CRM Systems: A Cross-Cultural Case Study’
Authors: Ali, M
Brooks, L
Alshawi, S
Keywords: CRM, Culture, Cross-Cultural, Qualitative, Case Study, Soft Systems Methodology, Structuration Theory, UK, Egypt.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: University of Gloucestershire, UK
Abstract: Cultural dimensions are often identified as a crucial influence on the success or failure of Information Systems in general and Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM) in particular. Several researchers have suggested ways in which management can accommodate these dimensions or solve the problems they may pose. Ali& Alshawi (2005) have proposed a cultural concerns framework for the management of CRM systems implementation in the multinational environment. In this paper the authors test that framework by conducting a qualitative comparative case study in a large multinational organization in two countries. The authors have investigated the implementation of CRM systems within the same organization in both Egypt and the UK. Using observation, document analysis and interviews, qualitative data has been elicited and used a Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) analysis to determine themes for each case study. The result is a framework of cultural dimensions for management of CRM systems, within multinational environment organizations.
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