Business Model Innovation and Modularity: Overview of the Literature

  • Diego Honorato ClementeEmail author
  • Juliana Hsuan
  • Marly Monteiro de Carvalho
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This article aims to analyze the intersection between the constructs of modularity and business models. For this purpose, a systematic literature review was carried out, merging bibliometric and content analysis. As a result, the main research themes and gaps are identified, and a panorama of the literature is drawn. The literature within this research field is rather recent as the majority of publications have been published after 2014. Also, the theme is published sparsely in a wide range of journals as there are no dominant research outlets. Although the concept of modularity has been widely discussed in terms of product, process, and organizational levels, recent developments point out to the application of this concept to service and business models.


Business models Modularity Bibliometrics 



The authors would like to thank the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), and the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP), for supporting this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Honorato Clemente
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juliana Hsuan
    • 2
  • Marly Monteiro de Carvalho
    • 1
  1. 1.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Copenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark

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