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A Comparative Analysis of Selected Enterprise Modeling Approaches

  • Alexander Bock
  • Monika Kaczmarek
  • Sietse Overbeek
  • Michael Heß
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 197)

Abstract

Complexity inherent to the management of organizational action recommends the use of instruments that support the structured description and analysis of organizations. A variety of enterprise modeling (EM) methods have been developed to serve these purposes. To contribute to the elucidation of their conceptual differences, overlaps, and focal points, this paper analyzes four selected EM methods based on a designed analysis framework. It includes an assessment of the methods’ key goals and purposes, central assumptions, and concepts. The paper concludes with a suggestion of future research topics.

Keywords

Enterprise modeling method comparative analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Bock
    • 1
  • Monika Kaczmarek
    • 1
  • Sietse Overbeek
    • 1
  • Michael Heß
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) Faculty of Business Administration and EconomicsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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