Towards a theoretical framework to support corporate governance through the use of a Business Process Management System : a South African perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Leonard, A.C. (Awie)
dc.contributor.coadvisor Strydom, Ian
dc.contributor.postgraduate Pretorius, Hendrik Willem
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-17T12:09:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-17T12:09:57Z
dc.date.created 2014-04-11
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract Corporate governance has been heavily criticised because of failures of companies across the globe. In response to these failures, legislative and regulatory changes have been introduced. However, sceptics argue that compliance to these legislative and regulatory acts is costly and time consuming, contributing to overregulation. Furthermore, these measures lack business value and there is no guarantee that adherence to these measures can be enforced. This thesis presents an argument for the better utilisation of electronic means and specifically Business Process Management Systems (BPMSs) in support of corporate governance. Orlikowski’s theory of “Technologies-in-Practice” is applied as theoretical underpinning to guide the research process. This thesis follows an interpretive research paradigm approach to gain insight and understanding of how the King principles for governance, can be inscribed into BPMSs and their components to improve corporate governance in South Africa. The theory of Orlikowski supports the structuration perspective of the research phenomenon. During this study, data was collected from a BPMS vendor company and seven South African BPMS user companies. After following a process of triangulation, the research findings were used to propose a theoretical framework that explains the utilisation of BPMSs in support of corporate governance in South Africa. Finally, a theoretical framework, reviewed by experts from the domains of corporate governance and business process management, is presented. en_US
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dc.description.department Informatics en_US
dc.description.librarian gm2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pretorius, HW 2014, Towards a theoretical framework to support corporate governance through the use of a Business Process Management System : a South African perspective, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40824> en_US
dc.identifier.other D14/4/310/gm en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40824
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.subject Corporate governance en_US
dc.subject Regulatory changes en_US
dc.subject Legislative changes en_US
dc.subject Business Process Management Systems (BPMSs) en_US
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Towards a theoretical framework to support corporate governance through the use of a Business Process Management System : a South African perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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