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International Journal of Enterprise Network Management
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management


Special Issue on: "Business Process Improvement from a Chinese Perspective"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Ivan Lai, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China
Mr. Walter Chung, Extended Enterprise Research Institute, Hong Kong, China

In mid-2010, China became the world’s second largest economy to the USA, overtaking Germany and Japan. There are huge opportunities in the Chinese markets for local and overseas businesses. Many overseas firms are looking for ways to enter the Chinese market. On the other hand, many organizations in China are seeking new ways to grow in the Chinese market. Organizations in China are taking initiatives in order to optimize their underlying processes to achieve more efficient results.

Business process improvement (BPI) is a systematic approach to help any organization make significant changes in the way it does business. BPI can be undertaken by implementing business process projects such as total quality management (TQM) and business process re-engineering (BPR). However, many Chinese businesses adopt practices that differ from common international processes. The results of some BPI projects were below expectations. Hence, the concept and applications of BPI still needs to be researched further from a Chinese perspective.

This special issue aims to attract high quality papers covering current research and practice in the field of business processes improvement from a Chinese prospective.

Subject Coverage
Key issues include but are not limited to:
  • Business processes in extended enterprises
  • Total quality management (TQM)
  • Business process re-engineering (BPR)
  • Business process modelling
  • Business process improvement techniques
  • Business process interoperability
  • Business process performance
  • Business process risk management
  • Critical success factors for business process improvement
  • Information processing in business processes
  • Industry case studies on business processes

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 15 May, 2011

Papers reviewed by: 15 July, 2011

Final re-submission: 15 September, 2011