On the Notion of Value Object

  • Hans Weigand
  • Paul Johannesson
  • Birger Andersson
  • Maria Bergholtz
  • Ananda Edirisuriya
  • Tharaka Ilayperuma
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4001)


It is increasingly recognized that business models offer an abstraction that is useful not only in the exploration of new business networks but also for the design and redesign of operational business processes. Among others, they can be used as input for a risk analysis that is crucial in cross-organizational business process design. However, the notion of value object is up till now not clearly defined. In this paper we investigate the notion of value, value objects and the activities involved when transferring value objects between business actors. We illustrate the proposed value object model by applying it on the well-known conference case.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Weigand
    • 1
  • Paul Johannesson
    • 2
  • Birger Andersson
    • 2
  • Maria Bergholtz
    • 2
  • Ananda Edirisuriya
    • 2
  • Tharaka Ilayperuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesRoyal Institute of TechnologySweden

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