The MOF perspective on business modelling

Berend T. Alberts, Lucas O. Meertens, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Lambert J.M. Nieuwenhuis

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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 publicationProceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design 2012 - Auditorium M R070, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design 2012
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2012
Otherco-loc. with ICGREEN'12
Internet address


  • Business modelling
  • Business models
  • Meta-business models
  • Meta-object facility


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