The discipline of enterprise engineering

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

A century ago, Taylor published a landmark in the organisational sciences: his Principles of Scientific Management. Many researchers have elaborated on Taylor's principles, or have been influenced otherwise. The authors of the current paper evaluate a century of enterprise development, and conclude that a paradigm shift is needed for dealing adequately with the challenges that modern enterprises face. Three generic goals are identified. The first one, intellectual manageability, is the basis for mastering complexity; current approaches fall short in assisting professionals to master the complexity of enterprises and enterprise changes. The second goal, organisational concinnity, is conditional for making strategic initiatives operational; current approaches do not, or inadequately, address this objective. The third goal, social devotion, is the basis for achieving employee empowerment as well as knowledgeable management and governance; modern employees are highly educated knowledge workers; yet, the mindset of managers has not evolved accordingly. The emerging discipline of Enterprise Engineering, as conceived by the authors, is considered to be a suitable vehicle for achieving these goals. It does so by providing new, powerful theories and effective methodologies. A theoretical framework is presented for positioning the theories, goals, and fundamentals of enterprise engineering in four classes: philosophical, ontological, ideological and technological.

Authors Dietz, Jan L. G.; Hoogervorst, Jan A. P.; Albani, Antonia; Aveiro, David; Babkin, Eduard; Barjis, Joseph; Caetano, Artur; Huysmans, Philip; Iijima, Junichi; Van Kervel, Steven J. H.; Mulder, Hans; Op 't Land, Martin; Proper, Henderik A.; Sanz, Jorge; Terlouw, Linda; Tribolet, José; Verelst, Jan & Winter, Robert
Research Team IWI1
Journal or Publication Title International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 1 February 2013
Publisher Inderscience Publ.
Place of Publication Olney, Bucks
Volume 3
Number 1
Page Range 86-114
Number of Pages 29
ISSN 1758-9797
ISSN-Digital 1758-9800
Publisher DOI 10.1504/IJODE.2013.053669
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Antonia Albani
Date Deposited 17 Jul 2013 12:17
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:16
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/224465

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Dietz, Jan L. G.; Hoogervorst, Jan A. P.; Albani, Antonia; Aveiro, David; Babkin, Eduard; Barjis, Joseph; Caetano, Artur; Huysmans, Philip; Iijima, Junichi; Van Kervel, Steven J. H.; Mulder, Hans; Op 't Land, Martin; Proper, Henderik A.; Sanz, Jorge; Terlouw, Linda; Tribolet, José; Verelst, Jan & Winter, Robert (2013) The discipline of enterprise engineering. International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 3 (1). 86-114. ISSN 1758-9797

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