Profit Sources

  • Wei Wei
  • Wuxiang Zhu
  • Guiping Lin
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)


Profit models classify profit sources based on stakeholders and corresponding pricing models. Profit sources can be viewed from three main angles: Which resources and capabilities yield profits? Which products, services and markets deliver these profits? Which stakeholders incur costs and generate profits for a company?


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  1. Wei W, Zhu W (2009) Discovering business models (In Chinese). China Machine Press, pp 50–53. The initial information came from public information on the InternetGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HSBC Business SchoolPeking UniversityShenzhenPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Finance Department, School of EconomicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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