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In the last few years, the modeling of business processes has achieved considerable popularity in organizations and academic research. However, business process modeling is often studied from either a technical or a social perspective, and as a result of this a priori fragmentation, tends to overlook the sociotechnical complexity involved in modeling(More)
Informatics offers a strongly differentiated but not entirely surveyable number of methods and theories required by the sophisticated state of technology and economic wealth. This concentration of expertise carries with it the threat of the "knowledge of how everything is connected" becoming lost. The transdisciplinary Mikropolis-Model supplements expert(More)
In the last few years, it has become common for organizations to document work practices by means of business processes diagrams. An analysis of the assumptions underlying process modeling, shows that this procedure pursues two seemingly contradictory goals: on the one hand, it aims at formalizing work practices into diagrams that set out a defined(More)
Keywords: Business process modelling Sociomateriality Business process management Organisational change Flexibility Actor-network theory a b s t r a c t Business process modelling has contradictory effects on flexibility: on the one hand, recent approaches to process modelling in organisations have been used to pursue flexibility as a strategic goal. On the(More)
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