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From business process management to business process ecosystem

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Show simple item record Wang, Xiaofeng Vidgen, Richard 2011-12-13T15:11:46Z 2011-12-13T15:11:46Z 2006
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract New technologies, notably service oriented architectures and web services, are enabling a third wave of business process management (BPM). Supporters claim that BPM is informed by complexity theory and that business processes can evolve and adapt to changing business circumstances. It is suggested by BPM adherents that the business/IT divide will be obliterated through a process-centric approach to systems development. The evolution of BPM and its associated technologies are explored and then coevolutionary theory is used to understand the business/IT relationship. Specifically, Kauffman’s NKC model is applied to a business process ecosystem to bring out the implications of coevolution for the theory and practice of BPM and for the relationship between business and IT. The paper argues that a wider view of the business process ecosystem is needed to take account of the social perspective as well as the human/non-human dimension en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave McMillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Information Technology;21(4): pp. 262-271
dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Information Technology Mangaement V21 Pt 4 Pgs 262-271. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Wang X Vidgen R "From business process management to business process ecosystem" is available online at
dc.subject business process managment en_US
dc.subject serviece oriented architecture en_US
dc.subject coevolution en_US
dc.subject complex systems en_US
dc.title From business process management to business process ecosystem en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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