Business Model Community
In the will of openess and exchange characterizing research worldwide, the Business Model Community (BMC) has been created in 2008 to share theoretical arguments and empirical research on business models. The ultimate goal is to create cumulative knowledge and fill the gap between academics and practitioners, This website launched in May 2008 has been enriched progressively thanks to the contributions of researchers worldwide. At the beginning of 2017, 345 members compose BMCommunity.
We invite scholars rooted in any discipline (economics, strategy, marketing, information systems, HRM, finance…) to become members of the community (being included in the research directory) and to send their working papers, call for papers or announcements.
Every member of the Business Model Community will receive the BMC Newsletter.
Authors from any discipline may consider a submission of their working papers related to business models. Practitioners may also submit their reflections and analyses on the topic. Both theoretical papers and quantitative or qualitative analyses are welcome. Papers concerning any kind of organizations (firms, non-profit organizations, government….) and any industry are welcome. Papers may be submitted in any language.
Working papers of the Business Model Community are more and more downloaded and cited.
Register and submit your working papers and slides so that our community becomes over time more comprehensive and larger !
What is a Business Model ?
In a basic sense, the business model is about how a company organizes to sustain itself. It draws on a multitude of subjects including entrepreneurship, strategy, organization, finance, marketing and operations management. In a more developed approach, business models are the choices (in terms of deployed resources and competences, value propositions, and internal/external organization) made by a firm to operate (Demil and Lecocq, 2010). Business model is a concept that is now crucial for entrepreneurship and that constitute a very promising perspective for research in strategic management, based on a pragmatic innovative approach. Indeed, rather than competitive advantage, business model approach stresses the revenue generation process and its consequence on profit. The burst of the business model terminology has led more and more scholars rooted in disciplines ranging from information systems to economics to study business models. Business Models raised questions related to innovation processes, entrepreneurship, organization, marketing and strategic management. As a support to the researchers and practitioners, we have created the business model community. We hope to lead to a greater understanding of the business model concept and of the best practices on business models decision and implementation.
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A member of the community has published several book chapters in: Jamil, G. et al. (ed.). Handbook of Research on Business Models in Modern Competitive Scenarios (2018) :
- Lopes S., Lopes H.E.G, Coleta K., Rodrigues V., Dynamic business model: capture of value and generation of sustainable competitive advantage.
- Coleta K;, Lopes H.E.G, Salum F., Business models: conceptual and theoretical roots.
- Salum F., Coleta K., Ferraz D, Lopes H.E.G., The value of choices : a business model approach to value
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Guest Editors : Stephan Reinhold (University of St Gallen), Floran Zach (Washington State University), Dejan Krizaj (University of Primorska) and Christian Laesser (Tourism Review editor-in-chief).
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