Back to the roots
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