Deriving Concepts for Modeling Business Actions

  • Peter Rittgen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4215)


We outline a procedure called communicative and material functions analysis that can be used to derive business modeling concepts. It is rooted in the language-action perspective on organizations and has its point of departure in Business Action Theory, an empirically grounded framework for modeling business processes from an action perspective. We apply this procedure to enhance an existing method, the Situation-adaptable work and Information systems Modeling Method. This extended method is then used to analyze a business situation in order to follow up the commitments that are made in the course of a business process with the ultimate aim of detecting flaws in that process.


Business Process Communicative Function Modeling Business Process Business Action Interaction Diagram 


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  • Peter Rittgen
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  1. 1.University College of BoråsBoråsSweden

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