Enterprise systems' life cycle in pursuit of resilient smart factory for emerging aircraft industry : a synthesis of Critical Success Factors'(CSFs), theory, knowledge gaps, and implications

Rashid, Asif and Masood, Tariq and Erkoyuncu, John Ahmet and Tjahjono, Benny and Khan, Nawar and Shami, Muiz-ud-din (2018) Enterprise systems' life cycle in pursuit of resilient smart factory for emerging aircraft industry : a synthesis of Critical Success Factors'(CSFs), theory, knowledge gaps, and implications. Enterprise Information Systems, 12 (2). pp. 96-136. ISSN 1751-7583

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    Abstract

    The research aims to investigate business value critical success factors (CSFs) of enterprise systems (ES) through their life cycle in pursuit of resilient smart factory for emerging aircraft industry. This article provides an extensive literature analysis of past 22 years based on conscientious criteria of authors: (i) who have published strategic content relevant to CSFs, (ii) received more than 300 citations and (iii) concurrently published two or more papers relevant to ES CSFs. The most cited strategic CSFs were termed as classical CSFs. The 22 CSFs were identified, validated and synthesised for better understanding of success across life cycle by aircraft industry experts. The top 10 empirically verified CSFs have numerous differences with past generic classical CSFs. This article canvases real insights of two distinct views: process and variance approaches of the ES CSFs. The process approach, which is a neglected research area, facilitates the researchers for identification of ES life cycle process coupled with a view of resource deployment when it is needed the most. While the variance approach facilitates practitioners and researchers in finding out which resource (CSF) is relatively more important. The significant findings for ES life cycle can help the practitioners and researchers to make rational decisions throughout the ES life cycle.