The special topic calls for papers on Business Models and such papers will appear in International Business and Management as a special column.
Affiliated research area: Business
The business model has received increasing attention since the late 1990s, driven partly by the opportunities for new Internet ventures and their need to explain to potential stakeholders how they planned to generate sustained value. But the notion has also proven helpful in describing how established firms have found new sources of value creation and/or capture. The business model, it seems, is not one distinct construct, but rather an umbrella term that refers to various aspects of the underlying phenomenon (namely, how firms do business at the system level), such as value creation, value capture, or activity system. Not surprisingly, it has become an important topic of study for entrepreneurship scholars, especially in social entrepreneurship where firms must often find new, original ways to create societal wealth. At the same time, however, the business model has also become increasingly relevant for strategy scholars interested in better understanding mechanisms for value capture and activity systems. In this special topic, we expect to receive empirical and theoretical submissions that meet our standards of rigor, novelty, and relevance for practice. We are also expecting rigorous papers dedicated to business models and at the crossroads of entrepreneurship and strategic management, using methods such as traditional quantitative research, but also optimization, game theory, frontier efficiency, simulations, structural estimations, and carefully-crafted qualitative research. Scholars are also encouraged to consider various levels of analysis, including new ventures, large corporations, established firms of all sizes, institutions, and/or individual entrepreneurs.
In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Business Models for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.
To submit papers to the Special Topic “Business Models”, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Business Models.
4th-5th November 2013. Epsom, Surrey, UK. SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2013 -Collaboration, Co-creation & New Business Models, 8th International Conference
25th – 26th October 2012, Lyon, France. Business Models in and for Technology Transfer, ASTP fall conference
Related Journals (Special issue):
Journal of Business Models (Special issue: The business model eruption: how game changing mind sets challenge existing nodes of business; The inaugural issues of Journal of Business Models)
Global Strategy Journal ( Special Issue: Innovating Business Models for Global Competition)
Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (Business Model Innovation)
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