Reference Module Design for Explorative Business Process Management

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Type and Duration

ERASMUS, December 2018 until November 2020 (finished)


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management

Field of Research

Process Management


This project investigates the notion of explorative BPM. This is motivated by recent calls to systematically integrate innovation opportunities into business process work. Whereas existing BPM tools predominantly focus on the exploitation of improvement opportunities within processes and/or the organization, explorative BPM takes an "outside-in" perspective to re-design new processes in response to opportunities in the external environment. Such opportunities may arise from emerging business as well as technology trends. The project pursues the overall goal to design and implement a curriculum that enables the realization of explorative BPM. In doing so, it is concerned with the development and implementation of a method that integrates techniques from innovation management. The project is a collaboration between the University of Liechtenstein, the University of Bayreuth and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Principal Investigator



  • Groß, S., Stelzl, K., Grisold, T., Mendling, J., Röglinger, M., & vom Brocke, J. (2021). The Business Process Design Space for exploring process redesign alternatives. Business Process Management Journal, 27(8), 25-56. (ABDC_2022: B; ABS_2021: 2; VHB_3: C)