Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2012). "Modeling with tools is easier, believe me" : the effects of tool functionality on modeling grammar usage beliefs. Information systems : IS ; an international journal ; data bases, 37 (3). pp. 213-226. Oxford: Pergamon Press. ISSN 0306-4379

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Increasingly, studies are reported that examine how conceptual modeling is conducted in practice. Yet, typically the studies to date have examined in isolation how modeling grammars can be, or are, used to develop models of information systems or organizational processes, without considering that such modeling is typically done by means of a modeling tool that extends the modeling functionality offered by a grammar through complementary features. This paper extends the literature by examining how the use of seven different features of modeling tools affects usage beliefs users develop when using modeling grammars for process modeling. We show that five distinct tool features positively affect usefulness, ease of use and satisfaction beliefs of users. We offer a number of interpretations about the findings. We also describe how the results inform decisions of relevance to developers of modeling tools as well as managers in charge for making modeling-related investment decisions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-87907
DOI: 10.1016/
Journal or Publication Title: Information systems : IS ; an international journal ; data bases
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISSN: 0306-4379
Volume: 37
Number: 3
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Conceptual modelingEnglish
Perception measurementEnglish
Usage beliefs,English
Tool functionalityEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: May 2012
Place of Publication: Oxford
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 213-226


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