Etats des lieux de la recherche ERP francophone


  • Redouane El Amrani Reims Management School
  • Guy Saint-Leger


Revue de la littérature ERP, projets ERP, pertinence et rigueur, agenda de recherche


This research is based on the analysis of 64 articles dealing with ERP topics published from 1999 to 2012 in major francophone academic journals. Using a cumulative approach, the purpose of this literature review is to define the current state of the francophone ERP research field and specify their main characteristics. To accomplish this, we develop our framework based on Markus and Tanis’ theoretical model to classify and analyze the literature based on their research topic. We also question the rigor of the theoretical and methodological approach and compare our results with the main Anglo-Saxon literature review. Our results show that Anglo-Saxon and francophone research 1) share similar themes and issues with greater focus on implementation process and 2) use different theoretical backgrounds to study ERP organizational and technical issues. However, we note that francophone research has a significant use of qualitative approach compared to the Anglo-Saxon community. We end the paper with an exposition of several subject areas related to ERP research that need further exploration.

Author Biography

Redouane El Amrani, Reims Management School

Professeur des SI
Département Management & Décision



How to Cite

El Amrani, R., & Saint-Leger, G. (2013). Etats des lieux de la recherche ERP francophone. Systèmes d’Information Et Management (French Journal of Management Information Systems), 18(2), 111–160. Retrieved from