This paper presents the experience of research, analysis and implementation of a new information system, and especially its accounting side, with the purpose of supporting management and improving performance of a centuries-old academic institution. The underway process of change, started in 2010 and based on the action research approach, is analyzed all along its different steps, from the identification of the best accounting information system in relation to the complexity and specificity of universities to the investigation of its impact on governance and operational routines. In particular, the experimentation of U-GOV, the IT system chosen to support the accounting change, highlights that the main criticalities deal with not only technical, but also cultural and organizational aspects.

Implementing Accrual Accounting in Italian Universities: Critical Aspects of an Information System / Giovanelli, Lucia; Rotondo, Federico; Caffu', S.. - 14:(2016), pp. 185-198. [10.1007/978-3-319-26488-2_14]

Implementing Accrual Accounting in Italian Universities: Critical Aspects of an Information System

GIOVANELLI, Lucia;ROTONDO, Federico;
2016-01-01

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This paper presents the experience of research, analysis and implementation of a new information system, and especially its accounting side, with the purpose of supporting management and improving performance of a centuries-old academic institution. The underway process of change, started in 2010 and based on the action research approach, is analyzed all along its different steps, from the identification of the best accounting information system in relation to the complexity and specificity of universities to the investigation of its impact on governance and operational routines. In particular, the experimentation of U-GOV, the IT system chosen to support the accounting change, highlights that the main criticalities deal with not only technical, but also cultural and organizational aspects.
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Implementing Accrual Accounting in Italian Universities: Critical Aspects of an Information System / Giovanelli, Lucia; Rotondo, Federico; Caffu', S.. - 14:(2016), pp. 185-198. [10.1007/978-3-319-26488-2_14]
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