The Enterprise Engineering Domain

  • Marne de VriesEmail author
  • Aurona Gerber
  • Alta van der Merwe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 211)


Enterprise engineering (EE) is emerging as a new discipline to address the design of the enterprise in a holistic way. Although existing knowledge on enterprise design is dispersed and fragmented across different disciplines and approaches, previous research presented an enterprise evolution contextualisation model (EECM) as a representation of the existing EE body of knowledge. Since EECM was developed inductively from existing design/alignment/governance approaches, EECM was also proposed as a representation of the EE domain within the emerging EE discipline. We used a questionnaire to gather the views of EE and enterprise architecture (EA) researchers and practitioners on the EE domain. The main contributions of this article include: (1) the validation results of the proposed boundaries of the EE domain, and (2) a prioritisation of the phenomena of interest and core problems or topics of interest within the EE domain.


Enterprise engineering Enterprise engineering discipline Enterprise engineering research agenda 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marne de Vries
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aurona Gerber
    • 2
  • Alta van der Merwe
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, CSIR Meraka, Department of InformaticsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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