Multilayered analysis of co-development of business information systems

Michael Aram, Gustaf Neumann

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


Business information systems (BIS) comprise technological (e.g. programs), informational (e.g. content) and social artifacts (e.g. collaboration structures). Typically, such systems are constantly and collectively developed (co-developed) further by a variety of individuals within the organization. By recognizing these varying types of actors (concerning their goals, technical expertise and language means) and their predominantly developed artifact type, one can distinguish two types of subsystems: technical subsystems wherein the development of the system behavior is conducted by software developers; and business subsystems dominated by end-users developing informational artifacts. So far, co-development structures within and between these subsystems are not well understood, especially the aspect that – potentially driven by appropriate measures such as the provision of domain-specific languages – co-development might shift between these subsystems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 30
JournalJournal of Internet Services and Applications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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