Thomas Burkhart

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The business model concept is characterized by numerous fields of application which are promising in business practice. Consequently, research on business models has attracted increasing attention in the scientific world. However, for a successful utilization, the widely-criticized lack of theoretical consensus in this field of research has to be overcome.(More)
A company's ability to flexibly adapt to changing business requirements is one key factor to remain competitive. The required flexibility in people-driven processes is usually achieved through ad-hoc workflows. E«ective guidance in ad-hoc workflows requires simultaneous consideration of multiple goals: support of individual work habits, exploration of crowd(More)
In many companies, a majority of business processes take place via email communication. Large enterprises have the possibility to operate enterprise systems for a successful business process management. However, these systems are not appropriate for SMEs, which are the most common enterprise type in Europe. Thus, the European research project Commius(More)
A companys ability to flexibly adapt to changing business requirements is one key factor to remain competitive. The required flexibility in people driven processes is usually achieved through ad-hoc workflows which are naturally highly unstructured. Effective guidance in ad-hoc workflows therefore requires a simultaneous consideration of multiple goals:(More)
Research on business models has attracted raising consideration among scientists since the burst of the dot-com bubble. However, knowledge on this domain is still quite fragmented which calls for a clarification and in particular a structured conceptualization. Thus, this paper presents a business model ontology that is based on a literature review(More)