Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Hardcover | March 19, 2015

EditorNicolai J Foss, Tina Saebi

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Business model innovation is an important source of competitive advantage and corporate renewal. An increasing number of companies have to innovate their business models, not just because of competitive forces but also because of the ongoing change from product-based to service-based businessmodels. Yet, business model innovation also involves organizational change process that challenges existing processes, structures and modes of control.This volume features thirteen chapters written by authorities on business model innovation. The specific angle, and the novel feature of this book, is to thoroughly examine the organizational dimension of business model innovation. Drawing on organizational theory and empirical observation, the contributors specifically highlight organizational design aspects of business model innovation, focusing on how reward systems, power distributions, routines and standard operating procedures, the allocation of authority, and otheraspects of organizational structure and control should be designed to support the business model the firm chooses. Also discussed is how existing organizational structures, capabilities, beliefs, cultures and so on influence the firm's ability to flexibly change to new business models.

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Business model innovation is an important source of competitive advantage and corporate renewal. An increasing number of companies have to innovate their business models, not just because of competitive forces but also because of the ongoing change from product-based to service-based businessmodels. Yet, business model innovation also ...

Nicolai J Foss is Professor of Strategy and Organization, Copenhagen Business School, and Professor of Knowledge-based Value Creation, Norwegian School of Economics. Foss is the Head of Department of the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at the Copenhagen Business School, and leads a work-package on business model i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Nicolai Foss and Tina Saebi: Business Models and Business Model Innovation: Bringing Organization into the Discussion2. Sunyoung Leih, Greg Linden and David J. Teece: Business Model Innovation and Organizational Design: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective3. Jose Santos, Bert Spector, and Ludo van den Heyden: Towards a Theory of Business Model Change4. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Joan E. Ricart, and Jorge Tarzijan: A Corporate View of Business Model Innovations5. Julian Birkinshaw and Shaz Ansari: Management Models and Business Models6. Nils Stieglitz and Nicolai Foss,: Business Model Innovation: The Role of Leadership7. Costas Markides: How Established Firms Exploit Disruptive Business Model Innovation: Strategic and Organizational Challenges8. Tina Saebi: Evolution, Adaptation or Innovation? A Contingency Framework on Business Model Dynamics9. Massimo Colombo, Cristina Rossi-Lamastra, and Ali Mohammadi: Innovative Business Models in High-tech Entrepreneurial Ventures: the Organizational Design Challenges10. Daniel Kindstrom, and Christian Kowalkowski: Service-driven Business Model Innovation - Organizing the Shift from a Product-based to a Service-centric Business Model11. Torben Pedersen and Henrik Sornn-Friese: A Business Model Innovation by an Incumbent Late Mover: Containerization in Maersk Line12. Klement Rasmussen and Nicolai Foss: Business Model Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Supporting Role of Organizational Design13. Marcel Bogers, Kristian J. Sund, and Juan Andrei Villarroel: The Organizational Dimension of Business Model Exploration: Evidence from the European Postal Industry