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Enterprise Ontology

A Human-Centric Approach to Understanding the Essence of Organisation

Book

Part of the The Enterprise Engineering Series book series (TEES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 3-7
    3. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 9-12
    4. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 13-19
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 23-48
    3. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 49-70
    4. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 71-94
    5. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 95-117
    6. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 119-157
    7. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 159-191
    8. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 193-225
    9. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 227-257
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 261-299
    3. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 301-310
    4. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 311-322
    5. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 323-348
    6. Jan L. G. Dietz, Hans B. F. Mulder
      Pages 349-366

About this book

Introduction

Enterprise ontology is one of the conceptual pillars of enterprise engineering, next to enterprise design and enterprise governance, together accomplishing the goals of intellectual manageability, organisational concinnity and social devotion. By revealing the essence of an enterprise’s organisation, enterprise ontology addresses business processes, data and rules in a fundamental and truly integrated way. In addition, it provides deep insight into and broad overview over complex organisational transformations.

The book is divided into three parts. Part A is an introduction in enterprise engineering and enterprise ontology. Part B explores the theories underlying enterprise ontology, explaining the foundations of each theory, the elaborations in practical methods and techniques, and the relationships with other comparable approaches. Part C presents the practical application of the theories. It includes a comprehensive summary of the DEMO methodology and the DEMO specification language, as well as exercises and applications of DEMO in various business areas. It also features a chapter on combining DEMO with comparable approaches to modelling business processes, data and rules, to the benefit of the latter.

Discussing the theoretical foundations of enterprise ontology and its practical applications in equal measure, this book is the principal textbook in courses on enterprise engineering. Since it unites elements from management science and information systems engineering, it is also relevant to students and professionals in either field.

Keywords

Enterprise Engineering EIS – Enterprise Information Systems Enterprise Modeling Conceptual Modeling Enterprise Ontologies Taxonomies and Vocabularies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.VoorburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The HagueThe Netherlands

About the authors

Jan L.G. Dietz is Emeritus Professor at Delft University of Technology, and Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon and the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is the spiritual father of DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organisations), one of the founders of the Enterprise Engineering Institute, and the founder of the Ciao! Enterprise Engineering Network. His academic work has always focused on applying research outcomes in practice. 

Hans B.F. Mulder is an entrepreneur and founder of Viagroep nv, Research Director at the Standish Group, Executive Professor at the Antwerp Management School and lecturer at the Police Academy of the Netherlands. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court, such as participating in arbitration, mediation and expert reports.  

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