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Virtual Process Control Modelling in Organisational Semiotics: A Case of Higher Education Admission

  • John Effah
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 449)

Abstract

This study explores Web-based virtual process control modelling based on organisational semiotics, Web modelling language (WebML), and higher education admission process. Despite some discussions on control activities in the organisational semiotics literature, less attention has been paid to process control modelling in general and Web-based virtual processes in particular. Process controls help to implement required organisational constraints as regulatory norms that enforce established rules, procedures, and standards for meeting intended organisational goals. This study contributes to organisational semiotics research by extending the discourse on control norms to the realm of Web-based virtual process modelling in a real life situation.

Keywords

organisational semiotics business processes process control process modeling virtual processes WebML 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Effah
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  1. 1.University of Ghana Business SchoolGhana

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