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The Enterprise Engineering Series

Enterprise Ontology

A Human-Centric Approach to Understanding the Essence of Organisation

Authors: Dietz, Jan L.G., Mulder, Hans B. F.

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  • Details the foundations of enterprise ontology by presenting and discussing its underlying theories
  • Includes numerous exercises and practical applications
  • Provides unprecedented deep insight into and broad overview over complex organisational transformations
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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.   

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.  

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise Ontology
Book Subtitle
A Human-Centric Approach to Understanding the Essence of Organisation
Authors
Series Title
The Enterprise Engineering Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38854-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38854-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38853-9
Series ISSN
1867-8920
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 465
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations, 191 illustrations in colour
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