Business process development in project-based industry: A case study

Maqsood A. Sandhu, A. Gunasekaran

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Scopus citations


The strategic focus of organisations today is on the customer and internal and external processes. This paper presents a systematic approach to project process development and identifies key aspects of long-term process evaluation. A framework for process development is presented with special emphasis on value-adding activities in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects. The framework provides a better understanding of the dynamic processes and critical interfaces in inter-organisational networks. The choice of concepts and final construction of the framework is informed by an empirical research of EPC projects, and a case study of the power division of Wärtsilä Corporation is analysed. Empirical findings are gathered through the Delphi method and the use of personal group interviews with the key actors involved. A model for process development is developed, linking interest groups to the development of their targets, information, and knowledge sharing. The emphasis is on the right place, the right actors, the right resources, and the right time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-690
Number of pages18
JournalBusiness Process Management Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Business process development in project-based industry: A case study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this