Conceptual Modeling in Law: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda

Knackstedt Ralf, Heddier Marcel, Becker Jörg


Abstract
The article describes how different approaches from the IS field of conceptual modeling should be transferred to the legal domain to enhance comprehensibility of legal regulations and contracts. It is further described how this in turn would benefit the IS discipline. The findings emphasize the importance of further interdisciplinary research on that topic. A research agenda that synthesizes the presented ideas is proposed based on a framework that structures the research field. Researchers from both disciplines, IS and Law, that are interested in this field should use the research agenda to position their research and to derive new and innovative research questions.

Keywords
conceptual modeling; information modeling; research agenda; law; contracts; interdisciplinarity



Publication type
Article in Journal

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2014

Journal
Communications of the AIS (CAIS)

Volume
34

Issue
1

Language
English

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