Analysing Enterprise Models from a Fractal Organisation Perspective - Potentials and Limitations

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Marite Kirikova
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24849-8_15

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 92)
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Sandkuhl K., Kirikova M. (2011) Analysing Enterprise Models from a Fractal Organisation Perspective - Potentials and Limitations. In: Johannesson P., Krogstie J., Opdahl A.L. (eds) The Practice of Enterprise Modeling. PoEM 2011. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 92. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


The paper focuses on the use of the fractal paradigm in enterprise modeling. It investigates whether the properties of fractal organizations can be applied in business analysis and whether this results in useful outcomes and new insights. Based on an adaptation and operationalization of properties of fractal organizations, two real-world cases are analyzed using the adapted properties. The contributions of this paper are (1) to adapt fractal organisation properties for use in analysis of enterprise models, (2) to present practical examples from two cases showing the application of the fractal organisation properties, and (3) to identify potentials and limitations of using fractal organisation perspective in enterprise model analysis.


Enterprise Modelling Fractal Organisation Practices Business Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
    • 1
  • Marite Kirikova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Riga University of TechnologyRigaLatvia

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