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Perspectives on Business Modelling: Understanding and Changing Organisations [Hardcover]

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How can established models and methods be employed for the understanding and change of organisations? One of the key issues presented in this book is bridging the communication gap between business leaders and IT experts in companies and public services. This is facilitated by combining different models for the development of corporate strategies, business processes and information support. The leading idea behind this book is to present different perspectives on business modelling, based on established theories and practical experiences. The book offers advanced knowledge and relevant information on the key issues in business modelling for today`s organisations.

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Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.48" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.96"
Weight:   1.39 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 1999
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540652493  
ISBN13  9783540652496  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! ROBERT BURNETT is professor of Media and Communication Studies, Karlstad University. Burnett is the author of "The Global Jukebox: The International Music Industry" (Routledge, 1996), "Concentration and Diversity in the International Phonogram Industry" (Gothenburg, 1990) and the co-author of, "Web Theory" (Routledge 2002, with David Marshall).
His main research areas include the global media, the music industry, digital media, and the Internet.
Burnett has been a regular commentator on global media issues with appearances on radio and television programs and commentaries for newspaper and magazine articles. He is one of the founders of the Communication, Media and Information Technology (CMIT) Research Group as well as the HumanIT Research Group. Burnett has been a visiting scholar in Canada, the USA, Scotland, Norway and Zimbabwe.

ANNA BRUNSTROM received MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA in 1993 and 1996, respectively. In 1996 she joined the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University where she is now a professor. She is research manager for the distributed systems and communications research group and also served as research manager for the Department of Computer Science from July 1998 until June 2002. She leads several research projects on communication protocols and is active in national and international projects on wireless communications. She has authored and co-authored two book chapters and over 30 scientific papers. She is a member of IEEE and ACM.

ANDERS G. NILSSON is professor of information systems at Karlstad University, Sweden. He has a PhD in information management from Stockholm School ofEconomics, and is a research partner at the Institute for Business Process Development (Institute V) in Stockholm. Anders has been working as a researcher with the ISAC approach to information systems development, the SIV method for acquisition of standard application packages (enterprise systems, ERP systems) and a business modeling framework for creating method combinations. He has also been active as an adviser to many change projects in private industry and the public sector, and has been fro many years deputy chair for the special interest group for systems development (SIG-SYS) at the Swedish Information Processing Society. Anders is author/co-author of 14 books on business and systems development.

Anders G. Nilsson has an academic affiliation as follows - Karlstad University, Sweden.

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1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Business Life > Organizational Behavior
2Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > General
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4Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Management
5Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Organizational Change

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For experienced business modelers - short on technques  Jun 19, 2002
This book is not about modeling techniques. Instead it's a compendium of papers that address the underlying issues and factors related to business modeling from the point of view of business imperatives and requirements. The papers are grouped in three parts: (I) Development on Different Levels, which addresses foundation material in the form of case studies that underscore the value of process modeling for specific companies; (II) Exploration of Different Points of View, which covers aspects of modeling techniques at a high level with an emphasis on IT and business alignment; and (III) Description of Different Aspects, which covers specific tools and approaches.

Each paper is written by a subject matter expert, and each exposes key factors that need to be considered when selecting and using a particular modeling technique. Techniques are not addressed in detail; however, as an analyst who uses both UML and IDEF0 I found that the book supports those two widely divergent methods. This is because of the focus of the book, especially with respect to organizational change and business-to-IT alignment that are addressed in Section II, and the tools and checklists provided in Section III.

The ideal audience for this book is someone who is experienced in one or more modeling methodologies, with a good understanding of business processes and technology integration. Readers who are new to business modeling will be frustrated by the diversity of the topics and the absence of techniques. The experienced modeler, on the other hand, will find this book to be a treasure trove of facts and information.


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