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Title: Return of investment initiatives in business process management

Authors: Leandro Pereira; Pedro Sabido; José Pedro Santos

Addresses: Business Research Unit – BRU-IUL, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal ' Business Research Unit – BRU-IUL, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal ' Winning Scientific Management, Alameda das Linhas Torres, No. 152, Escritório 14, 1750-149, Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: This study aims to verify the perception of business process management (BPM), namely benefits, maturity, budget in the company and qualitative factors that make it difficult to measure and to understand the relevance of return on investment (ROI). It is also intended to create a conceptual model that makes it possible to evaluate the valorisation of BPM within an organisation. The results indicate that BPM has gained higher relevance and maturity in organisations, being noticed through the high range of budget that is allocated to BPM initiatives, as well as the higher outsourcing services and internal teams. Regarding the barriers of ROI's implementation, the one which is the most common one was the top managers. This study had limitations at the sample level and for future research these limitations should be overcome with the study of the dependency between economic value added and earnings per share and BPM budget variables using ROI.

Keywords: business process management; BPM; return on investment; ROI; model ROI; business process management notation; BPMN; maturity of BPM; investment valuation metrics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2021.111974

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.24 No.1, pp.45 - 56

Received: 23 Dec 2018
Accepted: 15 Jun 2019

Published online: 10 Dec 2020 *

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