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Handbook of Business Process Management 2 – Strategic Alignment, Governance People and Culture
Article Type: Book reports From: Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 1/2
2010,$239.00 Hardcover,XVIII, 602 pp.,ISBN 978-3-642-01981-4,
The first editor is from the University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, whilst the other is from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
They are both comprehensive books on business process management that aim to give a full understanding of the subject. The subtitles of each book indicates its content. More details can be found on: www.Springer.com
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