Category Papers in Brief

Papers in Brief (XXIX): Bocken & Geradts (2019): Barriers and Drivers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation: Organization Design and Dynamic Capabilities

The study reveals sustainable business model innovation barriers and drivers, by drawing on 53 semi-structured interviews with top, senior and mid-level managers at AkzoNobel, Interface, Johnson & Johnson, Pearson, Philips, and Unilever, and 59 initiatives.

Papers in Brief (XXVIII): Baldassarre et al. (2020): Addressing the design-implementation gap of sustainable business models by prototyping

This study proposes the sustainable business model pilot canvas, a tool that organizations can use to plan and execute small-scale pilots, turning sustainable business model ideas defined “on paper” into concrete action and tangible impact.

Papers in Brief (XXVII): Ciulli & Kolk (2019): Incumbents and business model innovation for the sharing economy: Implications for sustainability

The study explores the different ways in which incumbents are changing their existing business models to join the sharing economy and their implications for environmental, social and economic value creation.

Papers in Brief (XXVI): Bocken, Boons, Baldassarre (2019): Sustainable business model experimentation by understanding ecologies of business models

The paper presents a novel framework to assist in sustainable business model design and experimentation: The Ecology of Business Models Experimentation (EBME) map.

Papers in Brief (XXV): Lüdeke-Freund, Carroux, Joyce, Massa & Breuer (2018): The sustainable business model pattern taxonomy – 45 patterns to support sustainability-oriented business model innovation

Based on a literature review and classification methodology, a new taxonomy comprising 45 sustainable business model patterns was developed. This taxonomy can assist practitioners and researchers in classifying sustainable business models by learning from the experience of others.

Papers in Brief (XXIV): Dentchev et al. (2018): Embracing the variety of sustainable business models

This introductory article summarizes and points to the highlights of the 37 articles published in the Journal of Cleaner Production special volume on Sustainable Business Models (SBMs).

Papers in Brief (XXIII): Bocken, Schuit & Kraaijenhagen (2018): Experimenting with a circular business model: Lessons from eight cases

Experimentation is an essential capability to innovate business models for sustainability. We conducted action research with eight case companies doing business experimentation and developed and applied a Circular Business Experiment Cycle.


Papers in Brief (XXII): Yang, Vladimirova & Evans (2017): Creating and Capturing Value through Sustainability: The Sustainable Value Analysis Tool

Based on our theoretical research on the value uncaptured perspective for sustainable business model innovation, a practical tool, the Sustainable Value Analysis Tool was developed to help firms discover opportunities to create and capture value through sustainability.

Papers in Brief (XXI): Bidmon & Knab (2017): The three roles of business models in societal transitions

This paper offers a conceptual link between business model and transition literature. It describes three distinct roles in which business models impact sustainability transitions.

Papers in Brief (XX): Plewnia & Guenther (2018): Mapping the sharing economy for sustainability research

Based on a literature review, a typology for sharing economy activities was developed. This typology can guide sustainability research and inspire business model innovation.