Seidel, Stefan, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 and vom Brocke, Jan (2012). Green Business Process Management. In: Green business process management : towards the sustainable enterprise, pp. 3-13. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-44631-3

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In managing their operations, organizations have traditionally focused on economic imperatives in terms of time, cost, efficiency, and quality. In doing so, they have been a major contributor to environmental degradation caused by re-source consumption, greenhouse emissions, and wastage. As a consequence, or-ganizations are increasingly encouraged to improve their operations also from an ecological perspective, and thus to consider environmental sustainability as an additional management imperative. In order to lessen their impact on the natural environment, organizations must design and implement environmentally sustainable processes, which we call the challenge of Green Business Process Management (Green BPM). This chapter elaborates on the challenge and perspec-tive of Green BPM, and explores the contributions that business process management can provide to creating environmentally sustainable organizations. Our key premise is that business as well as information technology managers need to engage in a process-focused discussion to enable a common, comprehensive understanding of organizational processes, and the process-centered opportunities for making these processes, and ultimately the organization as a process-centric entity, "green". Through our review of the key BPM capability areas and how they can be framed in terms of environmental sustainability considerations, we provide an overview and introduction to the subsequent chapters in this book.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-86860
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27488-6_1
Title of Book: Green business process management : towards the sustainable enterprise
Page Range: pp. 3-13
Number of Pages: 251
Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
ISBN: 978-3-642-44631-3
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Green BPMEnglish
Green ISEnglish
information systemsEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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