Towards Support for Strategic Decision Processes Using Enterprise Models: A Critical Reconstruction of Strategy Analysis Tools

  • Alexander BockEmail author
  • Ulrich Frank
  • Arne Bergmann
  • Stefan Strecker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 267)


Strategic decision processes are traditionally thought to affect an organization’s long-term success, motivating the development of strategy analysis tools. But ordinary strategy analysis tools have been criticized on several grounds, such as the neglect of organizational context and ill-defined concepts. This paper explores whether enterprise models can provide a richer foundation for strategic analysis, intending to lay the ground for the development of a modeling language. Specifically, the paper analyzes key concepts of traditional strategy analysis tools, reconstructs these concepts in the form of a meta model, and demonstrates integration potentials with enterprise models. The paper closes with implications and lessons learned for future research.


Enterprise modeling Domain-specific modeling languages Strategic decision processes Strategy analysis tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Bock
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ulrich Frank
    • 1
  • Arne Bergmann
    • 2
  • Stefan Strecker
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group Information Systems and Enterprise ModelingUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Enterprise Modelling Research GroupUniversity of HagenHagenGermany

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