Applying Social Technology to Business Process Lifecycle Management

  • Mathiesen P
  • Watson J
  • Bandara W
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Abstract

In recent years social technologies such as wikis, blogs or microblogging have seen an exponential growth in the uptake of their user base making this type of technology one of the most significant networking and knowledge sharing platforms for potentially hundreds of millions of users. However, the adoption of these technologies has been so far mostly for private purposes. First attempts have been made to embed features of social technologies in the corporate IT landscape, and Business Process Management is no exception. This paper aims to consolidate the opportunities for integrating social technologies into the different stages of the business process lifecycle. Thus, it contributes to a conceptualization of this fast growing domain, and can help to categorize academic and corporate development activities.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Business process management
  • Web 2.0
  • collaboration
  • innovation
  • lifecycle
  • model-reality divide
  • social technology

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Authors

  • Paul Mathiesen

  • Jason Watson

  • Wasana Bandara

  • Michael Rosemann

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