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Back to the roots

A first call for papers that addresses management perspectives on business process management.

Why did people become interested in process management in the first place? To get organizations perform better, that's why.  

The BPM conference wants to go back to the roots of the discipline by inviting research that takes a managerial perspective on process management. Not so much the models, tools, and technologies are in focus. Rather, typical issues we would love to see discussed are:

  • Does process management pay off? In what terms? How can we tell?
  • What is the preferred path of an organization to become process-centered? What are pitfalls in this respect?
  • Is information technology an enabler for process orientation or are other ingredients of more importance?
  • How do cultural aspects affect process management initiatives?
  • What relations exist between process management and other management concepts, such as Lean or Six Sigma?  

Answers to these and other questions will help organizations in their search for maintaining their competitiveness and complying with regulatory frameworks. In that sense, the relevance of the topic is high.

While highly innovative, conceptual submissions in this fieldare welcome, we are specifically interested in papers that tie managerial questions to empirical insights. 

So, please consider how your research may relate to this topic. We hope you send in your best work to us.

Hajo & Michael

Shazia Sadiq
Shazia Sadiq says:
Aug 24, 2013 01:31 PM
Thanks Hajo and Michael. Your comments confirm the need for introduction of two new sub-topics in this area for BPM2014:

Business Process Improvement
BPM Education and Training
Barbara Weber
Barbara Weber says:
Aug 26, 2013 11:23 AM
Thanks Hajo and Michael. I have one question regarding your post. You mention that you seek for papers that tye managerial issues and empirical research. When I read the title of the topic area, however, I thought that its about two topics. Can you quickly clarify?
Pnina Soffer
Pnina Soffer says:
Aug 27, 2013 12:49 PM
I think that field-related empirical studies can be a very valuable grounding for technical developments in all BPM areas. I'd like to see more of these.
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