BPM and Organizational Theory: An Integrated Reference Curriculum Design

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Type and Duration

ERASMUS, September 2019 until October 2021 (finished)


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management

Field of Research

Process Management


BPM is an important management discipline which is concerned with the analysis, design and improvement of business processes. So far, BPM has been mainly embracing prescriptive research, aiming to explain how BPM initiatives can be realized successfully. In this research project, we develop a descriptive view on BPM in order to account for the unfolding dynamics during the execution of business process work. The goal of this project is twofold. First, we establish an interdisciplinary perspective on business process work by integrating insights from the organizational studies and other process-related research fields. Second, we develop a curriculum for higher education that increases the awareness of future (process) managers about unexpected and unintended dynamics that can unfold in organizational work. This project is a collaboration between the University of Liechtenstein, Radboud University, the University of Cologne and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Principal Investigator



  • Weber, M., Grisold, T., vom Brocke, J., & Kamm, M. (2021). Context-Aware Business Process Modeling: Empirical Insights from a Project with a Globally Operating Company. Paper presented at the Twenty-Ninth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2021), Marrakesh, Morocco. (VHB_3: B)

  • Grisold, T., Gau, M., & Yoo, Y. (2021). Coding Like a Rockstar: The Role of Social Influence on Action Patterns in GitHub. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2021, Austin, Texas, USA. (VHB_3: A)