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The BPM lifecycle: How to incorporate a view external to the organization through dynamic capability

Ronaldo Bernardo (College of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
Simone Vasconcelos Ribeiro Galina (College of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
Silvia Inês Dallavalle de Pádua (College of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Article publication date: 3 February 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework that incorporates factors external to the organization into the business process management (BPM) lifecycle through dynamic capabilities (DCs), beginning with strategy and persisting through the business process transformation.

Design/methodology/approach

The study comprised four distinct phases. First, a literature review was conducted to identify validated theoretical models related to the topic. Then, a systematic review of the literature was conducted by accessing the EBSCOhost, ISI/Web of Science and Scopus databases, for the purpose of understanding how the relationship between BPM and DCs has been addressed. The third step was the identification of the meta-capabilities involved in the relationship between DC and BPM, the fourth step was the construction of a framework that integrated an external view into BPM through DC, and the final step evaluated these framework through a case study.

Findings

Ten texts were selected after a systematic literature review. The following main points of convergence were identified: DC contributes to the conceptualization and understanding of BPM, DC assists in the process of organizational change by promoting the adaptation of the company to the environment, and DC enhances BPM performance. A framework was developed and presented.

Practical implications

The proposed framework, which incorporates an external perspective into the BPM lifecycle through DCs, can be used by managers and researchers interested in the promotion of BPM.

Originality/value

The study shows how the sensing, seizing and transforming meta-capabilities can act to evaluate the outside-in perspective, serve as a benchmark for the alignment of business processes and enable the operationalization of emerging demands through the dynamic adaptation of processes.

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Citation

Bernardo, R., Galina, S.V.R. and Pádua, S.I.D.d. (2017), "The BPM lifecycle: How to incorporate a view external to the organization through dynamic capability", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 155-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-12-2015-0175

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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