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EPSRC Reference: GR/K95512/01
Title: SCOPING STUDY TO EXPLORE A FRAMEWORK FOR BUSINESS PROCESS RESEARCH IN THE CONTEXT OF CAPITAL GOODS
Principal Investigator: Thwaites, Mr A
Other Investigators:
Hills, Professor W Braiden, Professor P Alderman, Dr N
Vaughan, Dr R
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Project Partners:
Pre Nexus Migration
Department: Urban & Regional Development Studies
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 1996 Ends: 30 September 1997 Value (£): 81,384
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufact. Business Strategy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
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The Scoping Study is designed to test the concept of the value added system (VAS) as a framework for the systematic exploration of business processes. The VAS includes primary players (eg customers, producers, suppliers) secondary players (eg financial, insurance, regulatory institutions), structural components (eg technology, labour markers) and external drivers. Within the VAS the business process perspective goes beyond the level of the organisation or its immediate supply chain to consider the interface with business processes elsewhere in the wider system.The principal method of research is through interviews and engagement with key executives in the capital goods industry and other relevant organisations (eg regulators). Industrial partners have agreed to provide entry points to the VAS from where key processes will be followed to identify the principal players and linkages in the system and to permit the delimitation of an operational boundary to the VAS.The advantage of such a framework is that business processes and the structure of the VAS can be explored in dynamic setting; firms can identify their position within the system and their key business processes both internally and with other organisations associated with that VAS; policy-makers will have a clear view of the wider system within which to discuss policy design; IMI sector managers will also have a clearer understanding of the wider impacts of the type of research they are considering for support.
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