The Art of Structuring

Bridging the Gap Between Information Systems Research and Practice

  • Katrin Bergener
  • Michael Räckers
  • Armin Stein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Visions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shirley Gregor
      Pages 3-11
    3. Roland Holten, Christoph Rosenkranz
      Pages 13-22
    4. Stefan Seidel
      Pages 23-30
  3. Models

  4. Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Jan Mendling, Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Hajo A. Reijers
      Pages 203-211
    3. August-Wilhelm Scheer
      Pages 213-220
    4. Wil van der Aalst
      Pages 221-226
    5. Gottfried Vossen, Jens Lechtenbörger
      Pages 227-238
  5. Data

  6. Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Alessio Maria Braccini, Stefano Za
      Pages 373-384
    3. Alexander I. Gromoff
      Pages 385-396
    4. Björn Niehaves, Kristina Röding, Frederike Marie Oschinsky
      Pages 427-437
    5. Michael Rosemann
      Pages 469-480

About this book


Structuring, or, as it is referred to in the title of this book, the art of structuring, is one of the core elements in the discipline of Information Systems. While the world is becoming increasingly complex, and a growing number of disciplines are evolving to help make it a better place, structure is what is needed in order to understand and combine the various perspectives and approaches involved. Structure is the essential component that allows us to bridge the gaps between these different worlds, and offers a medium for communication and exchange.

The contributions in this book build these bridges, which are vital in order to communicate between different worlds of thought and methodology – be it between Information Systems (IS) research and practice, or between IS research and other research disciplines. They describe how structuring can be and should be done so as to foster communication and collaboration. The topics covered reflect various layers of structure that can serve as bridges: models, processes, data, organizations, and technologies. In turn, these aspects are complemented by visionary outlooks on how structure influences the field.


BPM tutorials Process organization Data management Business processes Structuring business organizations Structuring business processes Structuring business data

Editors and affiliations

  • Katrin Bergener
    • 1
  • Michael Räckers
    • 2
  • Armin Stein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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