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Business models: A challenging agenda

Baden-Fuller, C. and Mangematin, V. (2013). Business models: A challenging agenda. Strategic Organization, 11(4), pp. 418-427. doi: 10.1177/1476127013510112

Abstract

Most research on business models lies in the literature on strategy and competitive advantage and focuses on their role as descriptors of actual phenomenon, often by reference to taxonomic categories. In this article, we explore how business models can be seen as a set of cognitive configurations that can be manipulable in the minds of managers (and academics). By proposing a typology of business models that emphasizes the connecting of traditional value chain descriptors with how customers are identified and satisfied, and how the firm monetizes its value, we explore how business model configurations can extend current work on cognitive categorization and open up new possibilities for organization research.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Business models, competitive dynamics, contingency perspectives, logical formalization, strategy content, strategy implementation, technology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/7886
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