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ERIC Number: EJ1063282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 28
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Intrinsic Factors for Continued ERP Learning: A Precursor to Interdisciplinary ERP Curriculum Design
Chen, Kuanchin; Razi, Muhammad; Rienzo, Thomas
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v9 n2 p149-176 May 2011
Unilateral enterprise resource planning (ERP) curriculum improvements from the instructor's perspective are likely to generate only limited success. Understanding student motivations and beliefs with ERP systems is the missing link to effective ERP education. Relatively little attention in the ERP literature has been given to student learning associated with ERP experience, and almost none to factors influencing current and expected student beliefs and behaviors relative to ERP. The complexity of ERP systems demands that beliefs and behaviors be considered when planning ERP curricula. In the present study, the Theory of Planned Behavior was extended to examine students' intentions to explore additional aspects of ERP after their class exercises. When considering all students, attitude and subjective norm had positive and significant effects on intentions to continue ERP learning. Subjective norm also affected attitude, and availability of support materials had a positive effect on subjective norm. Distinctive patterns are found for the construct relationships between student groups who valued ERP education (the engaged) and those who placed little or no value on ERP education (the undecided). Results from competing model analyses indicate that support materials influenced the engaged and undecided groups differently. Strategies for ERP curriculum design are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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