Archive for the ‘articles’ Category

HEC Montréal

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Interview dans la revue GESTION de HEC Montréal par Isabelle Giguère

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Brand Identity

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Dina presented a visual inquiry tool for brand identity at HICSS

Brand identity is paramount for companies. Owing to the advancement of technology, faster innovation, growing competition, and more demanding consumers, managing a brand is becoming increasingly complex. This is especially true for entrepreneurs in startups and SMEs, who may not have the knowledge and various resources to ensure a clear branding strategy. This paper describes the development, in three steps, of a visual collaboration tool that supports practitioners in SMEs and startups to collaboratively strategize their brand identity in a structured way. This paper reports the creation, demonstration, and a first evaluation of what we have called the Brand Identity Tool.

Elikan, D., Pigneur, Y (2019) A Visual Inquiry Tool for Brand Identity. Proc. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), IEEE Computer Society

AIS Electronic Library

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

The latest Readership Report of our articles from AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)

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Pharma companies

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Article with Alex entitled “How to Build Invincible (Pharma) Companies” in Life Science Leader, October 2018

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An open letter to CEOs

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

(recently republished in thinkgrowth)

Thinkers50, the Oscars of management thinking, asked Alex and I to write a letter to CEOs who are faced with the challenge of creating new and transformative growth inside their companies.

This is our message to them:

Dear CEO,

A recent McKinsey study shows that 80% of your CEO peers think that their current business model is at risk. The research also shows that a mere 6% of your executives are satisfied with the innovation process in your organization.

You have been excellent at executing and improving your proven and successful business models. But as the research above shows, you have not yet found the answer to inventing entirely new business models, value propositions, and growth engines.

AISeL downloads

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

More than 32’000 downloads from the AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) in the last 3 years

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The first articles:
Clarifying Business Models: Origins, Present, and Future of the Concept, CAIS (27’263)
An eBusiness Model Ontology for Modeling eBusiness, Bel (4’352)
Designing Business Models and Similar Strategic Objects: The Contribution of IS, JAIS (584)

Collaborative tools

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The article “Designing Tools for Collectively Solving Ill-Structured Problems” by Hazbi Avdiji, Dina Elikan, Stéphanie Missonier, accepted at HICSS’2018, in the track “Processes and Technologies for Team Collaboration”.

Ill-structured management problems are of paramount importance for organizations today. As they are complex to solve, they are undertaken by teams of diverse individuals who make use of tools to help them in solving such problems. Most tools either focus on supporting collaborative practices or are dedicated to solving specific ill-structured problems. In this paper, we bridge these two perspectives and provide design principles for tools that both support collaboration and are tailored for specific ill-structured problems. We derived these design principles from our participant observation of two critical cases of such collaborative tools: the Business Model Canvas and the Team Alignment Map. We lay the theoretical and design foundations for future developments of similar collaborative tools. Our paper illustrates the value that the IS discipline can bring to the increasing call for a design approach to management by rigorously developing tools for co-design.

Review: “It is among the best works submitted to the mini-track this year. Well done!”


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The last monthly report of the downloads and readership distribution of our articles in AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)

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Monday, March 6th, 2017

article “Brand modelling and ontology” presented by Dina Elikan at VMBO’2017, hosted by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (web)

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“The goal of VMBO is to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling and business ontology in order to present and discuss the current state of enterprise or business modeling and to identify key areas for further research (more)

Towards Brand Modelling and Ontology (more…)

AIS Electronic Library

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

21’700 total downloads of our BMGEN papers on AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), and our CAIS article 4th in the Most Popular Papers All Time :-)

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Clarifying Business Models: Origins, Present, and Future of the Concept  in CAIS (2005)
An eBusiness Model Ontology for Modeling eBusiness, Bled (2002) and
Designing Business Models and Similar Strategic Objects: The Contribution of IS in JAIS (2013)