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Exploring the Field of Business Model Innovation

New Theoretical Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides coverage of seven selected research groups which have innovative approaches to business model innovation

  • Explores the impact the management theory has on BMI and vice versa

  • A strong focus is placed on future research and emerging themes in the field of Business Model Innovation

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Leading Business Model Research: The Seven Schools of Thought

    • Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer
    Pages 7-46
  4. Exploring the Role of Popular Management Theories for BMI Research

    • Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer
    Pages 47-76
  5. Exploring Upcoming Theories for BMI Research: Enlightening the Dark Side of the Moon

    • Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer
    Pages 77-105
  6. Conclusion: Opening up a New Debate on BMI

    • Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer
    Pages 107-111
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 113-118

About this book

Presenting a broad literature review of scholarly work in the area of Business Model Innovation, this new book analyses 50 management theories in the context of BMI to yield valuable new insights. Research on BMI is still in its infancy and has so far proved to be more than just a sub-discipline of strategy or innovation research. Exploring the field of Business Innovation demonstrates the importance of the discipline as a more specialized management research field and offers new understandings of this important subject. It presents ‘grand theories’ that will help researchers approach BMI through a different angle and describes business models as phenomena, enabling readers to understand their patterns and mechanisms. Reviewing the most important academic work on the subject over the last 15 years, the authors aim to open up the debate and inspire researchers to look at this phenomenon from new and different angles. 

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Oliver Gassmann, Roman Sauer

  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

    Karolin Frankenberger

About the authors

Oliver Gassmann is a Senior Professor at the University of St. Gallen Switzerland, where he is also Director of the Institute of Technology Management.

Karolin Frankenberger is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and head of the BMI-lab.

Roman Sauer is a Research Associate at the Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he works as a consultant for the BMI lab. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Exploring the Field of Business Model Innovation

  • Book Subtitle: New Theoretical Perspectives

  • Authors: Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger, Roman Sauer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41144-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-41143-9Published: 11 November 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82278-5Published: 22 April 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-41144-6Published: 01 October 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 118

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Innovation/Technology Management, Business Strategy/Leadership

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Softcover Book USD 69.99
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Hardcover Book USD 69.99
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