Using the resource-based view, we present a set of propositions related to enterprise resource planning (ERP) development, reflections on competitive advantage and the different roles that stakeholders play in the value-chain. This has the goal of building a foundation for future research on ERPs and how stakeholders' desire to achieve competitive advantage influence ERP development, especially when it comes to development of a more standardised or precustomised ERP system. The propositions also act as a foundation for increasing our knowledge concerning the difficulty in developing improved ERP systems. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
- Competitive advantage
- Enterprise resource planning (erp)
- Erp development
- Resource-based view
- Value chain