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About Journal of Business Models

"The Journal of Business Models is an open source, peer reviewed, international journal devoted to establishing the discipline of business models as a separately recognized core discipline in academia - as is already the case in practice.


The objective of the journal is to disseminate the newest research-based insight on business models. The Journal of Business Models constitutes an interdisciplinary platform conveying multiple-type papers, i.e. both conceptual and empirical papers and encourage methodological pluralism. It is the aim to cover a wide array of perspectives on business models, like e.g. innovation, commercialisation, exploitation, entrepreneurship, internationalization, design, facilitation, strategy, organization, accounting, performance measurement and finance.


The key audience of this journal is academics and dedicated consultants. As this journal aims at pushing the knowledge of the field to a higher level, and to becoming a core discipline in due course, the rigorousness of the review process and the quality of the published papers naturally lend themselves to an expert audience. However, policy-makers, politicians, entrepreneurs and students with high academic aspirations will also benefit substantially from the mix of articles in this journal."


(source : Journal of Business Models website)

Editorial Board

Christian Nielsen

Business Model Design Center
Aalborg University, Denmark


Colin Haslam

School of Business and Management
Queen Mary University of London, UK


Petri Ahokangas

Oulu Business School
University of Oulu, Finland


Robin Roslender

School of Business
University of Dundee, UK


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Focus and Scope

Each paper is reviewed by one of the editors and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two independent referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendation, as well as consultation between relevant members of the Editorial Advisory Board the Editors then decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, requires a minor revision, requires a major revision or is to be rejected.


The array of perspectives presented above lead to the identification of 10 key theme areas for which the Journal of Business Models intends to have a special focus:

1. Business Model Design: designing, rejuvenating, innovating and facilitating

2. Implementing business models: the execution process

3. Commercialization and exploitation of ideas through business models: challenging entrepreneurial processes

4. Seeking the true benefits of a globalised world: how internationalization of activities affects business models

5. Business model archetypes and key components: integrating building blocks and typologies

6. The strategic partnerships of business models: Roles and relationships within and among business models

7. Business models and high-tech ventures

8. The performance of business models: Dilemmas and paradoxes of performance measurement consequences

9. Defining what business models are about: The epistemological and conceptual roots of business models and their differences with strategy, strategic management, organisation and business planning

10. Tools and techniques



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