The Concepts of Decision Making: An Analysis of Classical Approaches and Avenues for the Field of Enterprise Modeling

  • Alexander BockEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 235)


The field of enterprise modeling seeks to help make organizational decisions that take place under conditions of complexity, ambiguity, and conflicting views. But available concepts to describe decision situations are still in their infancy. A variety of existing model-based approaches to aid decision making have been developed in adjacent research fields. The paper investigates a selection of these approaches and reconstructs central concepts in the form of meta models. Implications and ways of integrating decision concepts with existing enterprise modeling methods are considered, and possible avenues for the field of enterprise modeling are discussed.


Organizational decision making Enterprise modeling Decision model Decision analysis Problem construction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling Research GroupUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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