The Didactic Challenge of Accounting Information Systems and ERPs for Business Schools: A Proposal for the Italian Universities

  • Renata Paola DameriEmail author
  • Roberto Garelli
  • Francesca Ricciardi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 3)


The strong integration triggered by the adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) impacts many processes and tasks; the way accounting data are collected, elaborated, communicated and used often changes even dramatically when an ERP system is adopted. This design-oriented paper stems from multi-year didactic experiences in the Italian context, where the Business Economics courses still poorly take into account the emerging educational needs stemming from this scenario: in most Italian universities, in fact, subjects such as accounting, administration, controlling and auditing are taught according to traditional approaches, which tend to see these activities as scarcely integrated with both the operations and the strategic management processes. This paper proposes a framework for innovating the educational strategies for basic and advanced courses related to accounting, administration, controlling and auditing, in order to fill the identified gap between real-world demand and higher education supply in this context.


ERP Enterprise resource planning AIS Accounting information systems Business schools curricula Didactic Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renata Paola Dameri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roberto Garelli
    • 1
  • Francesca Ricciardi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Catholic University of MilanMilanItaly

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