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Towards a Meta-Model for Socio-Instrumental Pragmatism

Towards a Meta-Model for Socio-Instrumental Pragmatism
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Author(s): Peter Rittgen (University College of Borås, Sweden)and Diego Armando Obeso Trejo (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch230
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


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 UML class diagram. We discuss the implications of such a model as well as its relation to other ontologies.

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