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Business Innovations and Business Models

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are increasingly becoming a vital component of novel and often disruptive business innovations. They are changing products, services as well as entire business models fundamentally. Nearly all sectors and industries need to regularly question their current business models in order to survive in competition. Digital heavy weights but also young start-ups use ICT as “enabler” in order to regularly enable novel business models which are leading to far-reaching changes in economy and society. Innovations in ICT are providing manifold opportunities both, for the IT-oriented industry as well as for application domains such as big data, cloud computing and digital life. Great changes are also happening in classical service and product oriented businesses, both in business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships. Digital business innovations and business models change contemporary value creation networks significantly.
For this track, we welcome research on the influence of innovative digital technologies on the design of different kinds of novel business models (e.g. platform based, freemium based business models) as well as on digital transformation processes in enterprises (e.g. change towards multi- and omni-channel strategies). This includes both, the provider side such as companies, enterprises and service providers as well as the consumer side. Moreover, we welcome research on new ways of innovation management, e.g. open innovation or generation of innovations via the “wisdom of the crowd”.
The following list of topics is neither exclusive nor exhaustive. All kinds of interesting artifacts, novel, ICT-based business models and methodological innovations are welcome in the track. We are open towards different research methodologies. Analytical, conceptual, constructivist, empirical and theoretical approaches are welcome.

Potential topics

  • ICT as trigger, driver and designer of (disruptive) business model innovations
  • ICT based implementation of platform based business models and analysis of the effects on platform stakeholder
  • ICT based, data centric business models
  • Digital transformation of business models
    • From offline channels to online-/multi-/omni-channels
    • From on-premise to on-demand, cloud-based models
    • From stationary to mobile
  • Development and evaluation of business models in different platform contexts (e.g. social media, sharing economy, crowdsourcing, electronic payments/currencies, open data, could computing, software-as-a-service)
  • ICT and novel ways of innovation management (e.g. open innovation, idea storms, wisdom of the crowd)
  • Novel ways of funding innovations (e.g. crowdfunding)
  • Digital entrepreneurial culture, change in dynamics of start-ups based on digital business models
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Consumer behavior in digital value creation (e.g. value co-creation)

Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit
University of Augsburg, Faculty of Business and Economics
Copenhagen Business School, Department of IT Management
Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian
Darmstadt University of Technology, Chair of Information Systems & E-Services Department of Business, Law and Economics

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Associate Editors

Paul Alpar, Universität Marburg
Sabine Baumann, Jade Hochschule
Maik Hammerschmidt, Univeristät Göttingen
Georg Herzwurm, Universität Stuttgart
Thomas John, Universität Paderborn
Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Attila Marton, Copenhagen Business School, Dänemark
Dirk Neumann, Universität Freiburg
Christian Schlereth, WHU Koblenz
Monika Schuhmacher, Universität Gießen
Martin Spann, LMU München
Frank Teuteberg, Universiät Osnabrück
Frédéric Thiesse, Universität Würzburg
Manuel Trenz, Universität Augsburg
Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Alto University, Finnland
Marcus Wagner, Universität Augsburg
Felix Wortmann, Universität St.Gallen, Schweiz
Christoph Zott, University of Navarra, Spanien

Track 9 - Session 1

Geschäftsinnovationen und Geschäftsmodelle / Business Innovations and Business Models

14.02.2017, 11:00-12:30, Raum: 01-110

Session Chair: Manuel Trenz

Andreas Kiesow; Oliver Thomas: Entwurf eines cloud-basierten Geschäftsmodells für die kontinuierliche Prüfung

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Stefan Kleinschmidt; Christoph Peters: Fostering Business Model Extensions for ICT-Enabled Human-Centered Service Systems

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Friedrich Holotiuk; Francesco Pisani; Jürgen Moormann: The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Business Models in the Payments Industry

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Denis Vuckovac; Pascal Fritzen; Klaus Ludwig Fuchs; Alexander Ilic: From Shopping Aids to Fully Autonomous Mobile Self-checkouts - A Field Study in Retail

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Track 9 - Session 2

14.02.2017, 15:30-17:00, Raum: 01-011

Session Chair: Steffi Haag

Thomas Wagenknecht; Jan Crommelinck; Timm Teubner; Christof Weinhardt: Ideate. Collaborate. Repeat. A Research Agenda for Idea Generation, Collaboration and Evaluation in Open Innovation

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Benedikt Simmert; Philipp Ebel; Eva Alice Christiane Bittner; Christoph Peters: Systematic and Continuous Business Model Development: Design of a Repeatable Process Using the Collaboration Engineering Approach

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Nicola Terrenghi; Johannes Schwarz; Christine Legner; Uli Eisert: Business Model Management: Current Practices, Required Activities and IT Support

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Track 9 - Session 3

15.02.2017, 11:00-12:30, Raum: 01-011

Session Chair: Manuel Trenz

Dominik Bilgeri; Felix Wortmann: Barriers to IoT Business Model Innovation

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Friedrich Holotiuk; Daniel Beinborn: Critical Success Factors of Digital Business Strategy

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Markus Böhm; Jörg Weking; Frank Fortunat; Simon Müller; Isabell Welpe; Helmut Krcmar: The Business Model DNA: Towards an Approach for Predicting Business Model Success

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