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Title: Generic reusable business object modelling
Author: Choudhury, I.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3548 4349
Awarding Body: South Bank University
Current Institution: London South Bank University
Date of Award: 1999
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This thesis presents a new approach to business modelling for information systems development that utilises the general systems theory and object-oriented paradigm. The need for business models stems from a need to understand the business and represent it in a form that can be used to develop information systems that meet the changing business requirements. Existing business modelling approaches for information systems development have six of the following problems to different degrees: a) they lack a theoretical basis; b) they have difficulty in managing the complexity inherent in the business and the information system; c) they are unable to appropriately and effectively respond to change; d) they have difficulty in managing the semantic gap between the business and information systems people; e) information systems are built on the basis of snapshot business requirements; and f) they separate out the process and data. To overcome the shortcomings listed above, a Generic Reusable Business Object Modelling (GRBOM) approach is proposed in this thesis. The GRBOM approach is made up of the GRBOM framework and the GRBOM process. GRBOM is characterised by: (a) an abstraction mechanism to develop conceptual, representational and instance models; (b) the use of the general systems theory in the development of the five dimensions of the GRBOM framework which are genericity, patterns, reuse, change and business object modelling; (c) the objectification of business processes; (d) the adoption of the object-oriented paradigm to conceptualise the business as a set of static and dynamic business object models; e) to encapsulate the business data with the business processes concurrently, consistently and in an integrated fashion throughout the life-cycle of the GRBOM resulting in a more accurate representation of the business.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Business and management studies ; Computer science and informatics