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date: 14 August 2020

business process re-engineering (BPR); process innovation) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Business and Management
Author(s):

Jonathan Law

An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing methods, BPR asks what the organization is trying to achieve, what are its core processes, and what are its predominant competencies. Based on the answers to these questions, it attempts to plan the most efficient, effective, and direct ways of achieving these ends. It has been argued that BPR simply updates the aims and techniques of ... ...

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