Category Papers in Brief

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.

Paper in Brief (XIX): Geissdoerfer et al. (2017): The Cambridge Business Model Innovation Process

The Cambridge Business Model Innovation Process is a framework to guide organisations’ business model innovation efforts and map the necessary activities and potential challenges involved.

Papers in Brief (XVIII): Täuscher & Abdelkafi (2018): Scalability and Robustness of Business Models for Sustainability: A Simulation Experiment

This paper analyses the scalability of Coursera’s business model. By applying system dynamics simulation modelling this paper presents the first mathematical model of BMfS.

Papers in Brief (XVII): Bohnsack & Pinkse (2017): Value Propositions for Disruptive Technologies – Reconfiguration Tactics in the Case of Electric Vehicles

This article sets out to study how firms innovate value propositions for disruptive technologies and how successful they are in doing so, using the example of electric vehicles.

Papers in Brief (XVI): Schoormann et al. (2016): Sustainability in business models – A literature-based design-science-oriented research agenda

This paper explores how design principles can be applied to current sustainable business model frameworks to support business modelling processes and to enable the building of IT-tools to support BMfS.

Papers in Brief (XV): Dreyer, Lüdeke-Freund, Hamann & Faccer (2017): Upsides and downsides of the sharing economy

Assessing the stakeholder value impacts of sharing economy business models requires distinguishing the many different stakeholders for whom value is created and destroyed, as well as accounting for their particular local contexts.