Green Business Process Management

Towards the Sustainable Enterprise

  • Jan vom Brocke
  • Stefan Seidel
  • Jan Recker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations and Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Seidel, Jan Recker, Jan vom Brocke
      Pages 3-13
    3. Dirk S. Hovorka, Elaine Labajo, Nancy Auerbach
      Pages 59-72
  3. Tools and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Constantin Houy, Markus Reiter, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos, Konstantin Hoesch-Klohe, Aditya Ghose
      Pages 75-92
    3. Jan Recker, Michael Rosemann, Anders Hjalmarsson, Mikael Lind
      Pages 93-109
    4. Nicole Zeise, Marco Link, Erich Ortner
      Pages 131-146
    5. Richard T. Watson, Jeffrey Howells, Marie-Claude Boudreau
      Pages 147-159
  4. Cases and Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Hans Thies, Ali Dada, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
      Pages 181-201
    3. Edward Curry, Brian Donnellan
      Pages 203-216
    4. Nils-Holger Schmidt, Thierry Jean Ruch, Jasmin Decker, Lutz M. Kolbe
      Pages 217-232
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-251

About this book


Green Business Process Management – Towards the Sustainable Enterprise" consolidates the global state-of-the-art knowledge about how business processes can be managed and improved in light of sustainability objectives. Business organizations, a dominant part of our society, have always been a major contributor to the degradation of our natural environment, through the resource consumption, greenhouse emissions, and wastage production associated with their business processes. In order to lessen their impact on the natural environment, organizations must design and implement environmentally sustainable business processes. Finding solutions to this organizational design problem is the key challenge of Green Business Process Management. This book discusses the emerging challenges of designing “green” business processes, presents tools and methods that organizations can use in order to design and implement environmentally sustainable processes, and provides insights from cases where organizations successfully engaged in more sustainable business practices. The book is of relevance to both practitioners and academics who are interested in understanding, designing, and implementing “green” business processes. It also constitutes a valuable resource for students and lecturers in the fields of information systems, management, and sustainable development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan vom Brocke
    • 1
  • Stefan Seidel
    • 2
  • Jan Recker
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. of Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein
  2. 2.Inst. of Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein
  3. 3., School of Information SystemsQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, QLDAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27487-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27488-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods