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Title: Enterprise modelling framework for dynamic and complex business environment : socio-technical systems perspective
Author: Fayoumi, Amjad
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2013
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The modern business environment is characterised by dynamism and ambiguity. The causes include global economic change, rapid change requirements, shortened development life cycles and the increasing complexity of information technology and information systems (IT/IS). However, enterprises have been seen as socio-technical systems. The dynamic complex business environment cannot be understood without intensive modelling and simulation. Nevertheless, there is no single description of reality, which has been seen as relative to its context and point of view. Human perception is considered an important determinant for the subjectivist view of reality. Many scholars working in the socio-technical systems and enterprise modelling domains have conceived the holistic sociotechnical systems analysis and design possible using a limited number of procedural and modelling approaches. For instance, the ETHICS and Human-centred design approaches of socio-technical analysis and design, goal-oriented and process-oriented modelling of enterprise modelling perspectives, and the Zachman and DoDAF enterprise architecture frameworks all have limitations that can be improved upon, which have been significantly explained in this thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Socio-technical systems analysis and design ; Enterprise modelling ; Business-IT alignment ; Reasoning in dynamic business motivation model