Are Workers Knowledge Rich Business Objects?

  • Nigel Phillips
Conference paper


Learning from the science of complexity is seen as centrally important by the Business Objects Design and Implementation Workshop and the Knowledge Management Coalition (KMC). There is much common ground between the concerns of these two groups. Central to both is the concept of Complex Adaptive Systems. A meta-model of organisations based on the Organisations as Complex Evolving Systems (OACES) framework is developed. Combined with extensions to Business Object Architecture proposed by Sims and others this is seen to lead to an Enterprise Meta-Model that provides a common core architecture for KM, BO and Workflow Management.


Knowledge Management Enterprise Architecture Complex Adaptive System Business Object Object Management Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel Phillips
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  1. 1.Centre for Information and Organisational Studies School of Computing Information Systems and MathematicsSouth Bank UniversityLondonUK

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