The Role of Business Models in Enterprise Modelling
2007 (English)In: Conceptual Modelling in Information Systems Engineering, 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
In order to cope with increasingly complex business and IT environments, organisations need effective instruments for managing their knowledge about these environments. Essential among these instruments are enterprise models that represent an organisation including its domain of work, processes, and context. Most enterprise models have focussed on information and process structures, but there has recently also been a growing interest in goal models, describing the intention of actors. We suggest that there is a need for an additional type of model, often called value model or business model, that focuses on the value created and interchanged between actors in a business environment. This kind of model provides a clear and declarative foundation for other kinds of enterprise models and they will become increasingly important in managing a complex environment characterised by collaboration, variety, and change.
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business, model, enterprise, modelling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-12163DiVA: diva2:178683