The body of literature on organisations, change, and innovation is vast and widely ramified. Books and journal articles have been written on almost all conceivable aspects of the topic, and underlying theories are heterogeneous and sometimes even conflicting (Scherer 2002, 2). Hence, the following introduction cannot be exhaustive, nor can it capture every nuance of the various theories I will touch upon. Rather, I will provide a bird’s eye view on some key concepts to set the stage and select a few works that I consider useful for the development and application of a management approach to Green Business Model Transformation. By all means, the theories, concepts and frameworks discussed in this chapter are not the only ones potentially suitable for this task and should therefore be considered a suggestion rather than a prescription.


Business Model Organisational Change Absorptive Capacity Leadership Style Fitness Landscape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Sustainability, Management (CSM)Leuphana University LüneburgLüneburgGermany

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