Future Rail Business Models

Item Type Monograph (Work Report)

While existing studies envision the future of mobility and foreshadow change, they omit to discuss implications for specific business models and their value creation logics. Yet, identifying development trajectories for existing and new business models is key to determine how railway companies will provide sustainable value in tomorrow’s mobility landscape – specifically, as consumer preferences and technologies change. New technologies enable virtual integration along service, travel, and logistics chains, new transportation production concepts, and added functionality. This opens trajectories for new business models and the augmentation of existing models of passenger and freight transportation. In this report we develop a morphology of configurational options for railway companies’ business models based on the Swiss case, identify novel configurations based future mobility scenarios, and deduce strategic implications for existing railway business models with a particular focus on passengers.

Authors Reinhold, Stephan; Laesser, Christian & Kuster, Simon
Projects Reinhold, Dr. Stephan; Laesser, Prof. Dr. Christian & Kuster, M.A. HSG, Simon (2019) Future Rail Business Models [applied research project]
Language English
Keywords business model, scenario, transportation, future, railway, mobility, 2040, morphology, business model innovation
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
HSG Profile Area None
Date June 2020
Publisher IMP-HSG
Place of Publication St. Gallen
Number of Pages 136
Contact Email Address christian.laesser@unisg.ch
Depositing User Dr. Stephan Reinhold
Date Deposited 21 Dec 2020 17:39
Last Modified 06 Jan 2021 10:14
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261790


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Reinhold, Stephan; Laesser, Christian & Kuster, Simon: Future Rail Business Models. St. Gallen : IMP-HSG, 2020.


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