The state of the art of business process management research as published in the BPM Conference

Recker, Jan C. & Mendling, Jan (2016) The state of the art of business process management research as published in the BPM Conference. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 58(1), pp. 55-72.

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The research field of Business Process Management (BPM) has gradually developed as a discipline situated within the computer, management and information systems sciences. Its evolution has been shaped by its own conference series, the BPM conference. Still, as with any other academic discipline, debates accrue and persist, which target the identity as well as the quality and maturity of the BPM field. In this paper, we contribute to the debate on the identity and progress of the BPM conference research community through an analysis of the BPM conference proceedings. We develop an understanding of signs of progress of research presented at this conference, where, how, and why papers in this conference have had an impact, and the most appropriate formats for disseminating influential research in this conference. Based on our findings from this analysis, we provide conclusions about the state of the conference series and develop a set of recommendations to further develop the conference community in terms of research maturity, methodological advance, quality, impact, and progression.

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ID Code: 92338
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Research progress, Maturity, Literature review, Business Process Management, Citation analysis
DOI: 10.1007/s12599-015-0411-3
ISSN: 1867-0202
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Springer
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Deposited On: 28 Jan 2016 00:19
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 05:40

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