Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Rosemann, Michael, Indulska, Marta and Green, Peter (2009). Business process modeling : a comparative analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Systems : JAIS, 10 (4). pp. 333-363. New York, NY: ACM. ISSN 1536-9323

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Many business process modeling techniques have been proposed over the last decades, creating a demand for theory to assist in the comparison and evaluation of these techniques. A widely established way of determining the effectiveness and efficiency of modeling techniques is by way of representational analysis. This paper comparatively assesses representational analyses of 12 popular process modeling techniques in order to provide insights into the extent to which they differ from each other. We discuss several implications of our findings. Our analysis uncovers and explores representational root causes for a number of shortcomings that remain in process modeling practice, such as lack of process decomposition and integration of business rule specification. Our findings also serve as motivation and input to future research in areas such as context-aware business process design and conventions management.

Item Type: Journal Article
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88337
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Association for Information Systems : JAIS
Publisher: ACM
ISSN: 1536-9323
Volume: 10
Number: 4
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Business Process ModelingEnglish
Business Process ManagementEnglish
Representation TheoryEnglish
BWW ModelEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: April 2009
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Place of Publication: New York, NY
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 333-363


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