Digital Business Models: Review and Synthesis

  • Omar A. El Sawy
  • Francis Pereira
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Digital Spaces book series (BRIEFSDIGIT)


While technological disruptions are changing the competitive landscape, their full impact on business structures, processes, and innovativeness are less understood and vary significantly across companies in the same industry, and may ironically be similar for companies in different industries. A primary reason for such a seemingly “random process” is the lack of a generally accepted definition of the term “business model” within which to provide systematic analyses. In fact, multiple definitions of business models exist, which pose significant challenges for understanding essential components.


Business Model Business Logic Digital Service Digital Platform Untested Assumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marshall School of BusinessUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Marshall School of BusinessUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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