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Received: 2018-03-03  |  Accepted: 2018-06-10  |  Published: 2018-09-30


Structured literature review on business process performance analysis and evaluation


Knowledge of business process analysis instruments and methods enhance the possibility to quantify process management decisions and to achieve organizations’ goals. While the amount of research on business process analysis and evaluation increases, there is a need to outline the intellectual structure of scientific research as embodied in business process scientific literature in order to define the streams of research. The purpose of this paper is to present actionable knowledge of business process performance analysis and evaluation, based on the framework, integrating business process research domains and levels of analysis. In order to establish a framework, integrating the domains of business process analysis, the research questions were formulated and the analysis of the scientific literature was carried out applying the method of structured literature review. Literature review was based on a research papers that were available through the EBSCO host, Academic search complete databases. References were searched using the keywords that are formed as combinations of words: business process, analysis, performance, evaluation. Research contributions, addressing the business process analysis topic, were selected by the keywords within the papers’ title, abstract and in the keywords specified in the article. After the initial evaluation of 677 papers, 62 articles were selected for in-depth analysis. This paper contributes to the business process management research by proposing the framework to integrate various business process analysis research streams and highlighting exploratory potential areas for future inquiry.


business process, business process performance, process evaluation, business process performance indicators

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Zemguliene, Jolanta
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Valukonis, Mantas
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues





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September 2018

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ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania


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