Analyzing the Integration of MBSE Approaches within the Aerospace Industry according to UTAUT


  • Marshall Pratt
  • Matthew Dabkowski



Model-Based Systems Engineering, Unified Theory of Acceptance, Use of Technology, Aerospace


As modern systems grow increasingly complex and the physical workplace becomes increasingly digitized, many industries have recognized the need to transition from traditional document-based systems engineering to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). Despite this recognition, several industries have failed to fully embrace MBSE, notably aerospace. To understand this hesitation, relevant research regarding MBSE adoption within the aerospace industry was mapped to the key factors and moderators of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). This mapping highlighted key challengers and enablers. Significant challengers to MBSE adoption appear to be upfront investment, uprooting of legacy methods and established norms, and reliance on an imperfect, training-intensive modeling language. Significant enablers to MBSE adoption appear to be collective organizational support, touted success in small-scale projects, and MBSE-driven studies in academia. Ultimately, conclusions drawn from this mapping present areas for future study and improvement to MBSE adoption approaches across all disciplines.


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How to Cite

Pratt, M., & Dabkowski, M. (2022). Analyzing the Integration of MBSE Approaches within the Aerospace Industry according to UTAUT. Industrial and Systems Engineering Review, 10(2), 127-134.

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