Big data and risk management in business processes: implications for corporate real estate

Battisti, Enrico, Shams, Riad, Sakka, Georgia and Miglietta, Nicola (2019) Big data and risk management in business processes: implications for corporate real estate. Business Process Management Journal, 26 (5). pp. 1141-1155. ISSN 1463-7154

BPMJ 2.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (153kB) | Preview
Official URL:


PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to improve understanding of the integration between big data (BD) and risk management (RM) in business processes (BPs), with special reference to corporate real estate (CRE).Design/methodology/approachThis conceptual study follows, methodologically, the structuring inter-textual coherence process – specifically, the synthesised coherence tactical approach. It draws heavily on theoretical evidence published, mainly, in the corporate finance and the business management literature.FindingsA new conceptual framework is presented for CRE to proactively develop insights into the potential benefits of using BD as a business strategy/instrument. The approach was found to strengthen decision-making processes and encourage better RM – with significant consequences, in particular, for business process management (BPM). Specifically, by recognising the potential uses of BD, it is also possible to redefine the processes with advantages in terms of RM.Originality/valueThis study contributes to the literature in the fields of real estate, RM, BPM and digital transformation. To the best knowledge of authors, although the literature has examined the concepts of BD, RM and BP, no prior studies have comprehensively examined these three elements and their conjoint contribution to CRE. In particular, the study highlights how the automation of data-intensive activities and the analysis of such data (in both structured and unstructured forms), as a means of supporting decision making, can lead to better efficiency in RM and optimisation of processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business process, Risk management, Business process management, Big data, Corporate real estate, Digital transformation
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:02

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics