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Master of Science

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Alan Heminger, PhD


The purpose of this research was to examine Business Process Reengineering as a feasible methodology to be used to help reorganize the Brazilian Aeronautical Ministry. Using a qualitative approach, this research developed an analysis of BPR beginning with the concepts elaborated by Hammer and Champy. The research also investigated the laws and regulations used by the United States Government to apply BPR in all branches of its military. After establishing the framework, some methodologies and case studies were analyzed to obtain the big picture about the application of BPR as a managerial tool to reorganize organizations. The results of this study revealed that the methodology used by DoD and U.S. Air Force could be adapted, and generate a feasible methodology to apply BPR within the Brazilian Aeronautical Ministry.

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