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Episode 18

Modern ERP: Select, Implement and Use Today’s Advanced Business Systems

The ERP Organizational Change Journal

by | Apr 2, 2021

In this episode, the topic (and name of the guest’s book) is “Modern ERP: Select, Implement, and Use Today’s Advanced Business Systems “ with Dr. Marianne Bradford. We will explore further modern ERP systems selection, implementation, and challenges of today’s advanced business systems.

by Dr. Jack G. Nestell | The ERP Organizational Change Journal Podcast

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This Episodes’ Guest

Marianne Bradford

Marianne Bradford

Dr. Bradford is a Full Professor in the Department of Accounting, Poole College of Management, at North Carolina State University where she teaches ERP Systems and has written a textbook on ERP systems, “Modern ERP: Select, Implement, and Use Today’s Advanced Business Systems” .

She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Tennessee. 

Dr. Bradford has been published in numerous journals including Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the Association of Information Systems, Journal of Cost Management, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of High Technology Management Research, Strategic Finance, and Management Accounting Quarterly.

Dr. Bradford’s area of expertise includes Enterprise resource planning systems: implementation and security issues; generalized audit software adoption and use; and business process reengineering. 


Episode Resources & Links

Bradford, M. (2015). Modern ERP: select, implement and use today’s advanced business systems. Lulu. Com:

Hammer, M., & Champy, J. (2009). Reengineering the Corporation: Manifesto for Business Revolution, A. Zondervan.:

NCSU Poole College of Mgmt page is:

More About This Episide

 “Although enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can deliver a powerful business advantage, considerable evidence suggests that, in general, ERP organizational change efforts often significantly underperform against preconceived expectations. ERP organizational change is an often complex and dynamic interaction among employees, business processes, and technology” (Nestell, 2020). 

Our guest states in her book that “Implementing ERP is a complex, time-consuming undertaking that involves many different activities, and if handled improperly, can cause the project to derail.”  We examine the challenges and some tactical mechanisms to help counter potential pitfalls.

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  • Promote, connect, and foster relationships in the #ERPorganizationalchange community
  • Contribute to the field of #ERPorganizationalchange
  • Bring research and practice closer together.


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