Intra-firm Networks and Novelty-centered Business Models

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Abstract The business model is referred to as a boundary-spanning activity system, which focuses on a focal firm while at the same time taking into account the value creating and value delivering activities of partners, suppliers and customers. While past research has predominantly focused on value creating and delivering mechanisms of business models we go beyond this transactional dimension and extend business model literature on social relationships between participants, who create novelty-centered business models. In particular, we examined intra-firm networks of business model innovation project teams and their effects on the creation of novelty-centered business model innovations. An analysis of 76 intra-firm network configurations in 20 incumbents within the service and manufacturing industry confirmed our hypotheses. Tie strength between business model innovation project teams and their interacting organizational subunits shows a U-shaped relationship with novelty-centered business model design, whereas network closeness and novelty-centered business models are positively, linear related.
Authors Bonakdar, Amir; Frankenberger, Karolin & Gassmann, Oliver
Language English
Keywords business model, innovation, networks
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 1 August 2014
Publisher Academy of Management
Page Range 17700
Title of Book Best Paper Proceedings
Event Title 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words"
Event Location Philadelphia, PA
Event Dates 01-05.08.2014
ISSN 2151-6561
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.5465 / AMBPP.2014.46
Depositing User Dr. Amir Bonakdar
Date Deposited 08 Dec 2014 23:33
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:23
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/237575

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Bonakdar, Amir; Frankenberger, Karolin & Gassmann, Oliver: Intra-firm Networks and Novelty-centered Business Models. 2014. - 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words". - Philadelphia, PA.

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