Enterprise Ontology: Theory And Methodology by Jan DietzEnterprise Ontology: Theory And Methodology by Jan Dietz

Enterprise Ontology: Theory And Methodology

byJan Dietz

Hardcover | March 1, 2006

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If one thing catches the eye in almost all literature about (re)designing or (re)engineering of enterprises, it is the lack of a well-founded theory about their construction and operation. Often even the most basic notions like "action" or "process" are not precisely defined. Next, in order to master the diversity and the complexity of contemporary enterprises, theories are needed that separate the stable essence of an enterprise from the variable way in which it is realized and implemented.

Such a theory and a matching methodology, which has passed the test of practical experience, constitute the contents of this book. The enterprise ontology, as developed by Dietz, is the starting point for profoundly understanding the organization of an enterprise and subsequently for analyzing, (re)designing, and (re)engineering it. The approach covers numerous issues in an integrated way: business processes, in- and outsourcing, information systems, management control, staffing etc.

Researchers and students in enterprise engineering or related fields will discover in this book a revolutionary new way of thinking about business and organization. In addition, it provides managers, business analysts, and enterprise information system designers for the first time with a solid and integrated insight into their daily work.

Jan L.G. Dietz is professor in Information Systems Design at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) since 1994, after having been professor in MIS at the University of Maastricht for 6 years. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, and has practitioned business automation for 10 years. He has p...
Title:Enterprise Ontology: Theory And MethodologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pagesPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540291695

ISBN - 13:9783540291695

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Table of Contents

Outline of the Book.- What is Enterprise Ontology?.- An Explanatory Case.- Foundations.- Factual Knowledge.- A World Ontology Specification Language.- The Notion of System.- The Notion of Model.- Ontology and Enterprise Engineering.- The theory.- The Operation Axiom.- The Transaction Axiom.- The Composition Axiom.- The Distinction Axiom.- The Organization Theorem.- The CRISP Model.- The Methodology.- The Modeling Method.- The Interaction Model.- The Process Model.- The Action Model.- The State Model.- The Interstriction Model.