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The Reference Ontology - Towards the Interoperability between Business Modelling Ontologies
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2007 Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Emergence of the Internet paved the way for companies to search for new ways of doing their business electronically. This new technological advancements mark the beginning of new class of business information systems: e-commerce systems. Today there is a growing demand for interoperability of such systems to make it possible for companies to operate together to offer their services to the customers without boundaries and to increase their profits. As a step towards this, we propose a Reference ontology based on three well established business modelling ontologies: BMO, REA and e3-value. The Reference ontology represents the synthesis of concepts used in these three ontologies. Furthermore, to strengthen its position as a business modelling ontology, we introduced number of new concepts, primarily related to transfer of resources between various business stake holders. Primarily, our goal in this research is to pave a way to develop common understanding between different business modelling ontologies. This will enable interoperability between different types of business models created based on them.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12079OAI: diva2:178599
Available from: 2009-02-27 Created: 2008-01-15Bibliographically approved

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