Building a Complementary Agenda for Business Process Management and Digital Innovation

Jan Mendling, Brian Pentland, Jan Recker

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review

Abstract

The world is blazing with change and digital innovation is fueling the fire. Process management can help channel the heat into useful work. Unfortunately, research on digital innovation and process management has been conducted by separate communities operating under orthogonal assumptions. We argue that a synthesis of assumptions is required to bring these streams of research together. We offer suggestions for how these assumptions can be updated to facilitate a convergent conversation between the two research streams. We also suggest ways that methodologies from each stream could benefit the other. Together with the three exemplar empirical studies included in the special issue on business process management and digital innovation, we develop a broader foundation for reinventing research on business process management in a world ablaze with digital innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208 - 219
JournalEuropean Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502050 Business informatics

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