Can organisational theory and multi-agent systems influence next generation enterprise modelling?

Balbir S. Barn*, Tony Clark, Vinay Kulkarni

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Abstract

This paper proposes that the current enterprise modelling approaches are overly reliant on the know how or tacit knowledge of enterprise architects for addressing organisational challenges such as business-IT alignment. Furthermore, current modelling languages only encourage linear thinking. By drawing upon existing research on (computational) organisation theory and multi-agent systems, we propose implementation requirements for a next generation enterprise modelling language that supports agent based simulation. The language is motivated by a detailed case study that illustrates the benefit of using simulation style languages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Technologies - 9th International Joint Conference, ICSOFT 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer
Pages202-216
Number of pages15
Volume555
ISBN (Print)9783319255781, 9783319255781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2015
Event9th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2014 - Vienna, Australia
Duration: 29 Aug 201431 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume555
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference9th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2014
CountryAustralia
CityVienna
Period29/08/1431/08/14

Keywords

  • Actor theory
  • Enterprise modelling
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Organisation theory

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    Barn, B. S., Clark, T., & Kulkarni, V. (2015). Can organisational theory and multi-agent systems influence next generation enterprise modelling? In Software Technologies - 9th International Joint Conference, ICSOFT 2014, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 555, pp. 202-216). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 555). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25579-8_12