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


There are numerous scientific disciplines: some are purely scientific, such as mathematics, physics, and biology, while others are applied, such as computer science and engineering [1]. In considering any discipline nevertheless, the notion of system is an important one [2]; in physics, they study physical systems; in biology, they study biosystems; in sociology, they study social systems; and so on. Hence, the development of the General Systems Theory has been inspired [3, 4], referred to as systemics. Systemics focuses on the characteristics of systems across the barriers between scientific disciplines. Such a perspective is considered important with regard to EIS since in approaching EIS, one would have to deal with social systems (because there are human entities, human behavior, and so on, in any enterprise) and also with technical systems (because there are technical devices, software applications, and so on, in any information system). Hence, both social systems and technical systems would not only need to be studies in isolation but it is also necessary to understand their interrelationship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Shishkov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Information SciencesUniversity of Library Studies and Information TechnologiesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and TechnologySofiaBulgaria

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