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Emerging Digital Technologies and Business Process Innovation

Type and Duration

Preproposal PhD-Thesis, since February 2018


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management

Field of Research

Process Management


The dissertation tends to explore the contribution of Business Process Management to the digital era by investigating the potentials of BPM in the digital age considering the role of the emerging digital technologies such as Blockchains and Internet of Things to enable organizations with innovation through business processes in order to create organizational value. It is part of the concern that how BPM can be reformed or developed in the digital age to adopt new technologies in a way that it can successfully drive innovation, which will create value for the organization. The general objective of this Ph.D. dissertation is to show the impact of digital technologies on organizations considering BPM discipline, and the focus is on explorative BPM rather than exploitative BPM by enabling organizations with innovation via processes. Accordingly, the author is interested to find the answer for the general question: "How BPM can be developed or evolved to adopt digital technologies in order to drive innovation?" by focusing on the Blockchain technology.


Business Process Management, digital technology, Process Innovation, Blockchain