Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Economy and Digital Management, BDEDM 2024, January 12–14, 2024, Ningbo, China

Research Article

Holacracy Governance: An Exploration of Business R&D Process Re-engineering for Chinese company

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347162,
        author={Te  Li},
        title={Holacracy Governance: An Exploration of Business R\&D Process Re-engineering for Chinese company},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Economy and Digital Management, BDEDM 2024, January 12--14, 2024, Ningbo, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BDEDM},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={holacracy; enterprise research \& development; enterprise process re-engineering},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347162}
    }
    
  • Te Li
    Year: 2024
    Holacracy Governance: An Exploration of Business R&D Process Re-engineering for Chinese company
    BDEDM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347162
Te Li1,*
  • 1: Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
*Contact email: richte@126.com

Abstract

Innovation is pivotal for development, and efficient research and development (R&D) processes are essential for fostering innovation. However, Chinese enterprises often grapple with challenges in their R&D processes, such as a lack of autonomy, missed improvement opportunities, and reluctance to take risks. This paper advocates for re-engineering the R&D process, highlighting the holacracy system as a promising solution. Holacracy, with its network structure and self-management teams, is gaining popularity for R&D process re-engineering. The paper explores successful enterprises using holacracy, combining enterprise process re-engineering theory with holacracy's organizational model to propose a path for R&D process re-engineering. Recommendations and countermeasures for localized implementation in China are provided, aiming to enhance R&D efficiency and address common dilemmas in Chinese enterprises.