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Critical internal organization’s forces influencing sustainability of post ERP in UAE service industry: A confirmatory factor analysis approach

Mohamad Abu Ghazaleh (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Salam Abdallah (Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)
Mehmood Khan (College of Business, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 28 December 2018

Issue publication date: 8 July 2019




Despite the wide recognition of enterprise resource planning’s (ERP’s) multiple uses, little research has examined the internal forces that influence success after ERP implementation in the service industry. This study aims to identify the factors influencing post-implementation ERP capabilities (PERPC) and improving post-implementation sustainability and user satisfaction (PERPSUS). Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are used for this, with advance managed outsourced solutions (AMOS) and an entanglement view of all firm ERP users.


A theoretical model is created to explain internal organizational factors impacting post-implementation ERP sustainability and user satisfaction. Data were collected from 152 executive ERP users in two organizations in the UAE. Two CFA models were created.


The results show that adoption by internal organizational forces leads to more sustainable post-implementation ERP. A 69 per cent variance in user satisfaction and post-implementation ERP sustainability was found through a PERPC model and its dimensions, which are significantly highly correlated.

Research limitations/implications

ERP professionals and stakeholders believe that identification of ERP capabilities (ERPCs) and user satisfaction must be multi-dimensional.

Practical implications

CIOs and ERP professionals could use these results to increase the success of ERP in the service industry, and they can support the inclusion of post-implementation ERP practices.


Using AMOS, this paper explores the role of ERPCs in system sustainability and user satisfaction in the service sector, utilizing stakeholder perspectives and an entanglement view of ERP users in the service industry.



Abu Ghazaleh, M., Abdallah, S. and Khan, M. (2019), "Critical internal organization’s forces influencing sustainability of post ERP in UAE service industry: A confirmatory factor analysis approach", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 759-785.



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