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Adoption of Business Process Orientation Practices: Slovenian and Croatian Survey

Author(s): Rok Škrinjar | Vesna Bosilj Vukšic | Mojca Indihar Štemberger

Journal: Business Systems Research
ISSN 1847-8344

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1-2;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: business process orientation | process orientation maturity | empirical research | Croatia | Slovenia

Process orientation has been empirically linked to cor- porate performance. Several studies have shown that more process oriented companies perform better than less process oriented companies. Consequently, many researchers attempted to define what makes a company process oriented, which resulted in numerous frame- works and conceptualizations of process orientation. Based on concepts of business process orientation (BPO) the authors have developed and operationalised a concept of extended BPO to study its adoption in two countries, one EU member and one a candidate for EU membership (Slovenia and Croatia, respectively). Exten- sive field study has been carried out in these countries. The results of the analysis show that there are many statistically significant differences, namely companies in Slovenia have implemented process oriented practices to a higher degree than their counterparts in Croatia. The paper shows the main differences in BPO areas and practices.

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