SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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GUIDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTERPRISE DESIGN APPROACHES
Marne de Vries

Last modified: 2016-09-16

Abstract


Enterprise Engineering (EE) is an emerging discipline that aims to address several phenomena concerning the evolution of the enterprise. Previous research highlighted a particular phenomenon that requires more research, i.e. the inability of the enterprise, as a complex socio-technical system, to adapt swiftly to rapidly-changing environments. Although numerous theoretical design approaches exist (with methodologies, frameworks and modelling languages), there is little empirical evidence regarding their effectiveness. Furthermore, research indicates that multiple enterprise design approaches are used concurrently in industry, each approach focusing on a sub-set of stakeholder concerns. The proliferating design approaches do not necessarily explicate conditional use in terms of contextual prerequisites and demarcated design scope, which also impairs their evaluation. This article provides guidance in terms of construction of design approaches that would enable researchers to contribute towards the systematic growth of the EE knowledge base.

Keywords


Enterprise Design; Enterprise Governance; Design Principles