Applying Business Process Reengineering to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMES) in the Developing World

Abstract

This research looks at processes in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)s in the developing world and how Business Process Reengineering (BPR) can help them cut costs and also become more efficient. The researchers looked at a particular set of processes in a particular SME in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Principles of BPR that are applicable to SMEs were identified from previous literature on BPR. In deciding on a methodology for this research, guidelines from previous research publications on implementing BPR in SMEs were brought together to create a methodology for the study. This research will be of benefit to managers of SMEs in the Oil and Gas Industry trying to gain a competitive advantage in a challenging business environment.

Keywords: Business Process Reengineering, Information Technology, Oil and gas industry, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 10-22 (Download PDF)

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