Analyzing Enterprises: The Value Cycle Approach

  • P. R. Griffioen
  • P. I. Elsas
  • R. P. van de Riet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1873)


In this paper we consider a formalism for studying specifications of the structure and behaviour of enterprises. An enterprise is an organisational system producing goods or services for the market in order to make financial profit. An important issue is the value cycle, used for determining the entrepreneurial viability. The formalism offers the advantage of rigorous automatic analysis in design time of central properties of the enterprise specification. The formalism uses so-called value cycle nets, based on Petri nets.


Logistic Service Service Enterprise Audit Theory Financial Profit Trading Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Griffioen
    • 1
  • P. I. Elsas
    • 1
  • R. P. van de Riet
    • 2
  1. 1.Free University of Amsterdam and Deloitte & Touche BakkenistThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Free University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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