Business Model Configurations

Seminar at HEC/ISI by Christian Nielsen, entitled ”Business Model Configurations: Challenging business model innovation and performance measurement”. Christian is head of the Business Model Design Center (web).

Abstract:
“This essay offers a new way forward for identifying business model innovation potentials and performance measures and the subsequent benchmarking of them. Initially, it expands upon the concept of business models by discussing the level of business model configurations, also known as patterns or taxonomies. The concept of business model configurations offers a value driver platform with related clusters of KPIs connected to 71 identified business model configurations as a starting point for management’s identification of relevant performance measures. The identification of value drivers is also a potential platform from which to create a decision support mechanism for business model innovation.”

Bio:
Christian Nielsen, Ph.d., is Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark and director of research at Business Model Design Center (BMDC) and the founding Editor of the Journal of Business Models. Since the establishment of this highly multidisciplinary research centre in 2011, over 200 companies ranging from local start-ups and SMEs to multinationals with a global presence have seen the value of collaborating with BMDC. The contributions of the research have led to published works in leading international scholarly journals. This reflects the broad international research network of Christian which spans Europe, the US, Australia and Asia. Christian has recently completed an executive board education to sharpen his ability to improve the performance of companies.

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