Business Modelling

Multidisciplinary Approaches Economics, Operational, and Information Systems Perspectives

  • Clyde Holsapple
  • Varghese Jacob
  • H. Raghav Rao
  • Abhijit Chaudhury
  • Manish Agrawal

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Business Modelling Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clyde Holsapple, Varghese Jacob, H. Raghav Rao, Abhijit Chaudhury, Manish Agrawal
      Pages 3-9
    3. William A. Hamlen Jr.
      Pages 11-23
    4. Vicente Salas-Fumas, Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda
      Pages 25-41
    5. Ming Fan, Xiaorui Hu, Han Zhang
      Pages 43-53
    6. R. Preston McAfee
      Pages 55-75
    7. Edna T. Loehman, Rabih Karaky
      Pages 77-105
    8. Aimo Hinkkanen, Karl R. Lang
      Pages 127-153
    9. Roger Alan Pick, George P. Schell
      Pages 155-165
  3. Modelling in Electronic Business

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Riyaz Sikora, Michael J. Shaw
      Pages 169-185
    3. Alok Gupta, Boris Jukic, Prabhudev Konana
      Pages 205-233
    4. Prudence T. Zacarias Kapauan, Eugenia Fernandez
      Pages 261-291
    5. Melody Kiang, Robert T. Chi, Kar Yan Tam
      Pages 309-318
    6. Beomsoo Kim, Byungtae Lee
      Pages 319-337
    7. Seung Kyoon Shin, R. Ramesh, H. Raghav Rao
      Pages 339-365
    8. Amitava Dutta, Rahul Roy
      Pages 389-400
  4. Multidisciplinary Business Modelling Progress

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 481-487

About this book


Business modelling is a vast arena of research and practice, which is gaining increasing important in the rapid development of e-commerce, globalization, and in particular, the movement toward global e-business. The ability to utilize advanced computing technology to model, analyse and simulate various aspects of ever-changing businesses has made a significant impact on the way businesses are designed and run these days. With the current global e-business and e-commerce initiatives, it has become important that all businesses carefully validate their business objectives, requirements, and strategies through a careful process of formal business modelling. It is important for effective enterprise decision making to have clear, concise business models that allow the extraction of critical value from business processes and specify the rules to be globally enforced. Particularly in e-business specifications, the need to be unambiguous, accurate, and complete becomes even greater, because there may be no human mediator or agent to rely on in complex or unforeseen situations.
Business Modelling: Multidisciplinary Approaches - Economics, Operational, and Information Systems Perspectives, arranged in three parts, brings scholarly perspectives from various disciplines to bear on some of the critical aspects of business modeling. The first part (chapters 1-8) focuses on business modelling fundamentals and starts with a series of economics and operations research perspectives. The second part (chapters 9-19) concentrates on modelling in electronic businesses and focuses on Management Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. The third part (chapters 20-22) centers on multidisciplinary business modelling progress, in particular on the seminal work of Professor Andrew B. Whinston.


Information System Lean business business process classification e-business e-commerce knowledge management management modeling operations research organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Clyde Holsapple
    • 1
  • Varghese Jacob
    • 2
  • H. Raghav Rao
    • 3
  • Abhijit Chaudhury
    • 4
  • Manish Agrawal
    • 5
  1. 1.University of KentuckyUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at DallasUSA
  3. 3.SUNY BuffaloUSA
  4. 4.Bryant CollegeUSA
  5. 5.University of South FloridaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5291-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0893-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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