Towards a Meta-Model for Socio-Instrumental Pragmatism

Towards a Meta-Model for Socio-Instrumental Pragmatism

Peter Rittgen (University College of Borås, Sweden)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-660-0.ch006
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We claim that a general conceptual framework for the IS field should provide some kind of common upper-level ontology to describe and explain artifact-mediated social interaction. Such an ontology, socio-instrumental pragmatism (SIP), has been suggested. Our aim is to refine and formalize this ontology by providing a meta-model in the form of a unified modeling language (UML) class diagram. We discuss the implications of such a model as well as its relation to other ontologies. The meta-model is validated by using it in the evaluation of an existing business modeling language.

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