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December 6, 2010 Paper was accepted for WEB 2010 in St. Louis
Business Process Management Research as an Interdisciplinary Field
Yulong Jin, Danny T. Ho and Edward A. Stohr
Proceedings Workshop on E-Business
WEB 2010, St. Louis, Mo.
December 11, 2010
This article studies Business Process Management (BPM) research across different academic disciplines. We analyze 115 high impact articles published in 62 journals from 2000 to 2009 and examine variables such as time distribution and publication outlet. A text analysis of keywords and titles of referenced papers suggests the emergence of new research issues such as web services and process mining in the BPM field. Our study also identifies intellectually important works that have significantly influenced the development of BPM research. This paper is a meta-analysis of BPM across different traditional academic disciplines. It may help researchers better understand the field of BPM and direct their work to important areas that are relatively under-researched.