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The adaptation of business process management maturity models to the context of the knowledge economy

Marek Szelagowski (Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Justyna Berniak-Woźny (Department of Business and International Relations, Vistula University, Warsaw, Poland)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Article publication date: 21 August 2019

Issue publication date: 16 January 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the current business process management (BPM) maturity models meet the requirements of evaluating organizations in the knowledge economy (KE) which manage processes in a dynamic way.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, a content analysis of the OMG (2008) Business Process Maturity Model and ten research papers on the practical application of business process management maturity models was conducted. The nature of the study is descriptive and based solely on information from secondary data sources.

Findings

The research results reveal that the current BPM maturity models do not correspond with the knowledge-based organizations and take into account knowledge-intensive (usually dynamic) processes in a very limited way. That is why the adaptation of the current BPM maturity models to the KE is needed.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the BPM theory and practice in two ways. First, it provides an enhanced insight into the requirements of the KE toward BPM and BPM maturity models by distinguishing between static and dynamic processes. Second, it formulates the recommendations on possible ways of adapting the current BPM maturity models to the requirements of the KE.

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Citation

Szelagowski, M. and Berniak-Woźny, J. (2020), "The adaptation of business process management maturity models to the context of the knowledge economy", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 212-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-11-2018-0328

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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