Ontology of Green Value Networks


  • Juscimara Gomes Avelino Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)
  • Patrício de Alencar Silva Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)




Ontology, Environmental Sustainability, Value Network Modeling


The main purpose of a Value Network model is to make the businesses configured from this modeling technique potentially sustainable. However, in this type of conceptual modeling, sustainability is not always treated in its three dimensions (economic, social and environmental). To cope with this issue, this work proposes an ontology to leverage Value Network Modeling  with concepts of environmental sustainability. The ontology supports semi-automatic configuration of  value network models to help business analysts deciding upon alternative value paths to provide products or services the value of which depend on environmental accreditations or certifications.


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How to Cite

Avelino, J. G., & Silva, P. de A. (2020). Ontology of Green Value Networks. ISys - Brazilian Journal of Information Systems, 13(2), 168–197. https://doi.org/10.5753/isys.2020.767



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