Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Greenwood, Allen G

Committee Member

Bullington, Stanley F.

Committee Member

Smyer, William N.

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only


Industrial Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Industrial Engineering


Enterprises are growing in complexity due to numerous interactions within and outside the enterprise. Enterprise modeling addresses this issue of complexity by helping to structure it. A review of the literature indicates several issues in the field of enterprise modeling need to be addressed. First, the terms related to enterprise modeling have numerous definitions, each one focusing on different aspects. These definitions are analyzed and a comprehensive definition is provided. Next, enterprise modeling methodologies and enterprise modeling frameworks in the literature focus on different views when modeling an enterprise, thus making it difficult for an enterprise to choose the framework that best fits their needs. In order to resolve this, an enterprise modeling framework is designed that attempts to incorporate all of the views of an enterprise. This framework is then extended, by taking into account various models and functionalities provided in enterprise modeling software packages.