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Title: A structured approach to large and medium scale business change: a resource orchestration perspective

Authors: Hamdan O. Mansoor; Richard H. Weston; Rohana Abdullah; Steven King; Peter Jackson; Paul Foley

Addresses: University of Fallujah, Fallujah City, 31002, Iraq; The University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK ' Loughborough, Warwick, Leicester and Cranfield Universities, UK; Manufacturing Modelling Ltd., 43A, Mill Road, Thurcaston, Leicester, LE7 7JP, UK ' Faculty of Engineering Technology, Sustainable and Responsive Manufacturing Group UTeM, Malaysia ' Department of History, Heritage and Global Studies, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Nottingham, NG7 3RZ, UK ' School of Business, The University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK ' Tech4i2 Ltd, 75 Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS, UK

Abstract: This paper brings together 'systematic understandings' about making changes in businesses. It does so by: 'observing industry practice'; 'applying systems engineering science'; and 'reviewing emergent management theories about asset orchestration'. Thereby the paper proposes the use of an 'Open Source' 'Road Map' for large and medium scale business change projects; that lends a 'conceptual organising structure' for the accomplishment of business change. A practical use of the resulting 'Road Map' is also exemplified at a fairly abstract level.

Keywords: business change; road map; asset orchestration; complex systems engineering; resource-based view; resource orchestration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2021.10042117

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2021 Vol.14 No.3, pp.377 - 408

Received: 21 Jun 2020
Accepted: 08 May 2021

Published online: 18 Nov 2021 *

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