Terms and Concepts in Enterprise Modeling

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Janis Stirna
  • Anne Persson
  • Matthias Wißotzki
Part of the The Enterprise Engineering Series book series (TEES)


In Computer Science and Information Systems, models play an important role for different purposes. This chapter will start by defining and explaining general terms used in the context of modeling. The concept of model is introduced in Sect. 3.1. The term “method” and the constituents of methods are discussed in Sect. 3.2 before investigating the term Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Modeling method and then presenting the components of enterprise models and ways to represent such models in Sect. 3.3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
    • 1
  • Janis Stirna
    • 2
  • Anne Persson
    • 3
  • Matthias Wißotzki
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.University of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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