A meta-model perspective on business models

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Abstract

The business model field of research is a young and emerging discipline that finds itself confronted with the need for a common language, lack of conceptual consolidation, and without adequate theoretical development. This not only slows down research, but also undermines business model’s usefulness for research and practice. We offer a new perspective on business modelling to address these issues. It looks at business modelling from the perspective of the Meta-Object Facility, emphasising the role of models and meta-models. From this new perspective, a commonality analysis can identify the important classes in business modelling. This new perspective on business modelling helps to create a common language, achieve conceptual consolidation and supports theory development; it addresses issues that hinder business model research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness modeling and software design
Subtitle of host publicationSecond international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages64-81
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37478-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37477-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design 2012 - Auditorium M R070, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 2
http://www.is-bmsd.org/BMSD2012/

Publication series

NameLecture notes in business information processing
PublisherSpringer
Volume142

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design 2012
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2012
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period4/07/126/07/12
Otherco-loc. with ICGREEN'12
Internet address

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Business model
Metamodel
Business modeling
Language
Consolidation
Commonality
Usefulness
Theory development
Support theory

Keywords

  • IR-93285
  • METIS-307322

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Alberts, B. T., Meertens, L. O., Iacob, M. E., & Nieuwenhuis, L. J. M. (2013). A meta-model perspective on business models. In B. Shishkov (Ed.), Business modeling and software design: Second international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers (pp. 64-81). (Lecture notes in business information processing; Vol. 142). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37478-4_4
Alberts, Berend Thomas ; Meertens, Lucas Onno ; Iacob, Maria Eugenia ; Nieuwenhuis, Lambertus Johannes Maria. / A meta-model perspective on business models. Business modeling and software design: Second international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers. editor / Boris Shishkov. Berlin : Springer, 2013. pp. 64-81 (Lecture notes in business information processing).
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Alberts, BT, Meertens, LO, Iacob, ME & Nieuwenhuis, LJM 2013, A meta-model perspective on business models. in B Shishkov (ed.), Business modeling and software design: Second international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers. Lecture notes in business information processing, vol. 142, Springer, Berlin, pp. 64-81, 2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, 4/07/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37478-4_4

A meta-model perspective on business models. / Alberts, Berend Thomas; Meertens, Lucas Onno; Iacob, Maria Eugenia; Nieuwenhuis, Lambertus Johannes Maria.

Business modeling and software design: Second international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers. ed. / Boris Shishkov. Berlin : Springer, 2013. p. 64-81 (Lecture notes in business information processing; Vol. 142).

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Alberts BT, Meertens LO, Iacob ME, Nieuwenhuis LJM. A meta-model perspective on business models. In Shishkov B, editor, Business modeling and software design: Second international symposium, BMSD 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6, 2012, Revised selected papers. Berlin: Springer. 2013. p. 64-81. (Lecture notes in business information processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37478-4_4